@Pete-S said in How Many HCI Nodes for the SMB:

But if you run a generic benchmark that is not designed to give inflated numbers, the situation is different.

I don't run generic benchmarks in production for a living thankfully 🙂
The reality is most CPU intensive stuff takes advantage of at least some of the new offload extensions and libraries. Also memory throughput is often the limiting factor for databases and other intensive IO applications.