On benchmarketing - or: new Netapp benchmark
Okay, very impressive number: 1.000.000 operation per second. But look at the bill of material: 24 Filerheads, not the small one, the NetApp 6040 is one of the bigbadass machines, 768 Gigabytes of Cache, 48 GB NVRAM, 1152 Harddisks. Does anybody uses really a environment like this? It´s seems to me like using an SF25K for fileserving.
This is the nature of benchmarketing. It´s not a matter of being realistic of realistic workloads, it´s a expression of the fine art of understanding and outsmart a benchmark to make a marketing statement.