We ran the STAC M3 on a Ceph based storage cloud appliance you will be hearing more about soon. The report should be up on the STAC site later this week. Here are some of the take-aways:
STAC has just released a STAC Report covering audited STAC-M3 Benchmarks of Kx Systems kdb+ 3.1 hosted on a Scalable Informatics Ceph Storage Cloud v1.0 with two 8-core Intel Xeon E5-2687W (?Sandy Bridge?) CPUs and 48 direct-attached 3TB 7.2K drives and 12 direct-attached 120GB SATA SSDs. This is the first public report of STAC-M3 on a distributed filesystem.
We chose Ceph for several reasons, but you should expect to see others very soon as well. Our Cluster and Cloud storage appliances are based upon our very powerful and very dense building blocks. You can see them at SC13 in booth 1919.