Compared to a previous-gen Dell PowerEdge R740xd server with Broadcom PCIe Gen3 switches, this Broadcom PCIe Gen4 switch-equipped server processed more storage requests and sustained more concurrent throughput.
While legacy infrastructure can have a difficult time keeping up in an increasingly connected world, new technologies can help handle heavier traffic or respond to queries faster. In their new report, Principled Technologies (PT) compared the storage performance of the Dell PowerEdge R750 server, which comes equipped with Broadcom PCIe Gen4 switches, to that of a previous-generation Dell PowerEdge R740xd server with Broadcom PCIe Gen3 switches. The Dell PowerEdge R750 server showed significant storage performance improvements, processing over 6.5M more random read input/output operations per second (IOPS) and sustaining over twice the gibibytes per second on a 1MB sequential read workload.
According to the report, “Investing in the right new servers can help you grow your business and keep customers happy. We found that Dell PowerEdge R750 servers equipped with Broadcom PCIe Gen4 switches improved data transfer speeds over a previous-gen PowerEdge R740xd. In our FIO benchmark tests, this 15G Dell PowerEdge server processed significantly more storage requests per second and sustained more concurrent throughput both to and from storage than a Dell PowerEdge R740xd server with PCIe Gen3 switches.”
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