Archive for June, 2016

Notes: Benchmarking VPS Bandwidth

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Just a quick set of benchmarks, seeing how fast my servers are at downloading and uploading. These aren’t the be-all/end-all of benchmarks. They’re just a rough look at what the performance of a machine is.

The following test is used.

Linode, New Jersey: $10 VPS server, 1 core, 2 GB RAM

I’m pretty happy with these results. This machine has the fastest SSD I’ve tested, and provide a good benchmark for expected performance.

Scaleway, Paris: €3 dedicated server, 4 core ARM CPU, 2 GB RAM

One of the most interesting features of Scaleway is that you can get ARM powered servers. This is their €3 ARMv7 powered server with 4 cores and 2 GB of RAM. They don’t perform as well as Intel servers (about half the SSD performance), but they still do a really impressive job. I’m really excited about the future of this stuff.

Scaleway, Paris: €3 VPS server, 2 core (Atom Xeon), 2 GB of RAM

Their lowest end x86_64 powered server. At this price point you can’t use add-on storage, but the performance is really decent, especially given the price.

Due to its low cost, and decent performance and disk space (50 GB), I moved Delorian to one of these.

Scaleway, Paris: €24 dedicated server, 8 core (Atom Xeon), 32 GB of RAM, addon 250 GB SSD

The legacy Ludum Dare server. Given the price (a mere €24), and it being a fully dedicated server, I’m incredibly impressed by the performance. I really wish Scaleway had a domestic datacenter. I’m loving everything they’re doing.