SPEC SFS 1 Baseline Summary

097.LADDIS (Volume 6, Issue 3, September 1994)

Auspex Systems, Inc.

NS 7000 NetServer 510/20 Ethernets


     NFS         Average       
     Throughput  NFS           
     SPECnfs_A93 Response Time 
     Ops/Sec     Milliseconds  
     ----------- ------------- 
     395         10.5          
     799         14.2          
     1204        17.5          
     1611        19.8          
     2016        20.9          
     2418        22.9          
     2821        25.1          
     3222        29.4          
     3626        36.3          
     3988        46.1          
     4009        47.5          
     4015        48.1          
     4021        48.3          
SPEC SFS 1 Baseline Result:
   4021 SPECnfs_A93 Ops/Sec @ 48.3 msec ==> 402 SPECnfs_A93 Users

Server Hardware
CPU, Memory, & Power
Model Number: NS 7000 Model 510
Network Processor: 40MHz dual CPU SPARC2
Number of NPs: 5
Metadata Cache: 32 MB per Network Processor (NP)
Other Cache: 4 1-MB NVRAM Write Accel.
Host Processor: n/a for NFS
Memory: 640MB
UPS: None
Other Hardware: None
Server Software
OS Version: Auspex release 1.6.1 alpha 3
Other Software: None
File System: Auspex LFS (BSD FFS)

Load Generators(LGs)
Number of Load Generators: 40
Processes Per Load Generator: 4
Biod_Max_Reads: 2
Biod_Max_Writes: 3

Disk Subsystem & Filesystems (Full Configuration Follows)
# of Disk Controllers: 4 Storage Processors (SP)
# of Disks: 80
# of File Systems: 40 (F1 thru F40)

Network Subsystem (Full Configuration Follows)
# of Net Controllers: 5 Network Processors
# of Networks: 20 (N1 thru N20)
Type of Network: Ethernet

Server Tuning (Also see Notes/Tuning below)
Buffer Cache Size: 450 MB (Data Cache)
# of NFS Daemons: 48 per NP
Fileset Size: 22.87GB

Hardware Availability: Jun-94
Software Availability: Dec-94

License #: 29
Tested : Jul-94
By: Auspex Systems
Of: Santa Clara, CA

Notes/Summary Of Tuning Parameters
Note: Storage Processors are referenced as SP0, SP1, SP2; File Processors as FP0, FP1,
FP2, FP3; Ethernet Processors as EP0, EP1, EP2, EP3.
All Load Generators used same LADDIS Mount Points list with same /etc/fstab entries.
The LADDIS Prime Client was the server Host Processor (no router was needed). ThinNet Ethernet
cables/transceivers were used. All files are mounted so that clients equally access Network Processors.
See Testbed Configuration Filesystem Mount Options.
The adb tool was used to enable UDP checksumming on the IPX load generators.
adb -w /vmunix/dev/kmem

Detailed Server Description
Network Subsystem
5 Ethernet Network Processors: Model 2056
Total of 3 controllers and a Network Accelerator per NP
Each controller has 2 Ethernet connections
NP/FP Description: dual-cpu SPARC 2, 40 MHz
Includes option 2126 (128 MB memory)
Memory distribution per NP/FP (approximate):
90 MB Data Cache
6 MB for NP local memory
32 MB for FP local memory
4 SBus slots per NP
Dual CPU's are Ross 601, 604

Disk Subsystem & Filesystems
Storage Processor Model: SP-III
SP-III Description: M68EC020, 20 MHz, 256-KB local memory
Number of SP-III Processors: 4
Number of Parallel SCSI channels per SP-III: 10
Number of disks used by LADDIS per SP-III: 20
SP0 supported root disk [part 50-0118] for root, swap, tmp on partition
a of disk ad0, results on partition h of ad19
Type of Disks: Part 50-0118 (3.0 GB) and 50-0084 (2.0 GB)
Filesystems per SP-III: 10 VP (Virtual Partitions) - 2 disks each
VP Description: striped (unit = 128 KB) on 2 disks'
preformatted g partitions.
Each VP consists of disks ad{i} and ad{i+1}, where i=0,2,...,78
Each Storage Processor has a 1-MB NVRAM Write Accelerator
ad0, 6-8, 13-15, 17-18, 38-39, 48-57 2.0 GB disks
All other disks are 3.0 GB

Detailed Load Generator (LG) Description
Load Generator Type: LG1
Model: Sun SPARCstation IPX
# of CPUs: 1
Main Mem 16 MB
OS: SunOS 4.1.3
Compiler: /bin/cc
Load Generator Type: LG2
Model: AXIL-210
# of CPUs: 1
Main Mem 32 MB
OS: SunOS 4.1.3
Compiler: /bin/cc
Load Generator Type: LG3
Model: SPARCstation 2
# of CPUs: 1
Main Mem 32 MB
OS: SunOS 4.1.3
Compiler: /bin/cc

Testbed Configuration
       Load Generator Load Generator                  Target          Filesystem
       Number         Type            Network         Filesystems     Mount Options
       -------------- --------------- --------------- --------------- ---------------
       1,2,3,4        LG1/LG1/LG1/LG2 N1/N2/N3/N4     F1,F11,F21,F31  NP1,NP2,NP3,NP4
       5,6,7,8        LG1/LG2/LG2/LG2 N5/N6/N7/N8     F9,F19,F29,F39  NP2,NP4,NP3,NP5
       9,10,11,12     LG1/LG2/LG2/LG2 N9/N10/N11/N12  F7,F17,F27,F37  NP3,NP1,NP5,NP4
       13,14,15,16    LG2/LG2/LG2/LG3 N13/N14/N15/N16 F5,F15,F25,F35  NP4,NP5,NP2,NP1
       17,18,19,20    LG2/LG2/LG2/LG3 N17/N18/N19/N20 F3,F13,F23,F33  NP3,NP5,NP1,NP2
       21,22,23,24    LG1/LG1/LG2/LG3 N1/N2/N3/N4     F2,F12,F22,F32  NP2,NP3,NP4,NP1
       25,26,27,28    LG1/LG1/LG1/LG3 N5/N6/N7/N8     F10,F20,F30,F40 NP4,NP3,NP5,NP2
       9,30,31,32     LG1/LG2/LG2/LG3 N9/N10/N11/N12  F8,F18,F28,F38  NP5,NP4,NP1,NP3
       33,34,35,36    LG2/LG2/LG2/LG3 N13/N14/N15/N16 F6,F16,F26,F36  NP1,NP2,NP4,NP5
       37,38,39,40    LG2/LG2/LG2/LG3 N17/N18/N19/N20 F4,F14,F24,F34  NP5,NP1,NP2,NP3
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