THG Pushes Broadcom's RAIDCore Storage Controller Envelope

Test Configuration

A nice sight to see: four controllers, each of which operates with eight drives.
Test Setup
Socket 604 Dual Intel Pentium 4 Xeon, 2.8 GHz, 512 kB Cache, FSB533
System Components
DDR-SDRAM 2x 512 MB PC3200 Samsung, ECC, Registered
Motherboard Supermicro X5DPE-G2
Intel E7501 Chipset
Graphics Card ATI RageXL, 8 MB
Hard Drive System drive: Western Digital WD800JB
Test drives: RAID 5 array consisting of
32x Hitachi HDS722516VLSA80, 160 GB,
7,200 rpm, 8 MB Cache
Controller 4x Raidcore BC4000
8 Port
Intel Chipset Intel Chipset Installation Utility
Intel Application Accelerator RAID Edition Ver. 3.53
DirectX 9.0b
OS Windows XP Professional Build 2600 Service Pack 1
Benchmarks & Settings
I/O Performance IOMeter 2003.05.10
Fileserver Benchmark Pattern
Webserver Benchmark Pattern
Database Benchmark Pattern
Workstation Benchmark Pattern
Throughput Benchmark Pattern
Application Performance Winbench 99 2.0
Disk Winmarks
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