STAC-M2 Report: Informatica (29West) LBM with Cisco Nexus 10GigE and Solarflare/OpenOnload

Audited STAC-M2 Benchmark of LBM on a Cisco Nexus 5010 switch, using Cisco UCS servers and Solarflare SFN5122F NICs with OpenOnload

STAC has released an audited STAC-M2 Benchmark(TM) of the following stack:

- Informatica’s 29West Latency Busters Messaging v3.6.1
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux v5.4
- Cisco UCS C200 M1 Server
- 2 x quad-core Intel Xeon X5570 2.93 GHz processors
- Solarflare Solarstorm SFN5122F 10GigE Dual-Port NIC with OpenOnload
- Cisco Nexus 5010 10GbE Switch

In each of the use cases where latency is a key end-user priority and messages are passed as opaque buffers, mean latency of this stack did not exceed 14 microseconds when measured at the base message rates set by the specs. Standard deviation of latency (or "jitter") in these cases was just 1 microsecond. The highest throughput tested with one Producer was 1.3 million messages per second, rising to 2.1 million messages per second with two Producers.

This is the fifth STAC-M2 Benchmark made available to STAC Benchmark Council members and the second made available to the public.

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