PhoenixVPS SSD-Cached VPS Review

Retry

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Got hold of one of phoenixvps's SSD Cached VPS from their offer posted over here thanks to Marc. M.

I think got me one of their 512MB plan (SCXVPS 512), and its located in Ashburn, VA.

Nothing more to say than VPS is blazing fast, here are some benchmarks


CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2609 0 @ 2.40GHz
Number of cores : 4
CPU frequency : 2400.088 MHz
Total amount of ram : 497 MB
Total amount of swap : 255 MB
System uptime : 22:21,
Download speed from CacheFly: 62.9MB/s
Download speed from Linode, Atlanta, GA: 23.5MB/s
Download speed from Linode, Newark, NJ: 5.91MB/s
Download speed from Linode, Dallas, TX: 24.0MB/s
Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 4.68MB/s
Download speed from Linode, London, UK: 12.5MB/s
Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 7.50MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 3.55MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 12.9MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 11.7MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 63.8MB/s
I/O speed : 375 MB/s


IOPing test:


4096 bytes from / (ext3 /dev/xvda1): request=1 time=0.1 ms
4096 bytes from / (ext3 /dev/xvda1): request=2 time=0.7 ms
4096 bytes from / (ext3 /dev/xvda1): request=3 time=0.1 ms
4096 bytes from / (ext3 /dev/xvda1): request=4 time=0.1 ms
4096 bytes from / (ext3 /dev/xvda1): request=5 time=0.8 ms
4096 bytes from / (ext3 /dev/xvda1): request=6 time=0.6 ms
4096 bytes from / (ext3 /dev/xvda1): request=7 time=0.6 ms
4096 bytes from / (ext3 /dev/xvda1): request=8 time=0.6 ms
4096 bytes from / (ext3 /dev/xvda1): request=9 time=0.7 ms
4096 bytes from / (ext3 /dev/xvda1): request=10 time=0.8 ms

--- / (ext3 /dev/xvda1) ioping statistics ---
10 requests completed in 9006.7 ms, 1879 iops, 7.3 mb/s
min/avg/max/mdev = 0.1/0.5/0.8/0.3 ms

Unixbench:

Code:
========================================================================
   BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 5.1.2)

   System: r-gamers.com: GNU/Linux
   OS: GNU/Linux -- 2.6.32-279.11.1.el6.i686 -- #1 SMP Tue Oct 16 14:40:53 UTC 2012
   Machine: i686 (i386)
   Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap="UTF-8", collate="UTF-8")
   CPU 0: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2609 0 @ 2.40GHz (4800.2 bogomips)
          Hyper-Threading, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT
   CPU 1: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2609 0 @ 2.40GHz (4800.2 bogomips)
          Hyper-Threading, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT
   CPU 2: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2609 0 @ 2.40GHz (4800.2 bogomips)
          Hyper-Threading, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT
   CPU 3: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2609 0 @ 2.40GHz (4800.2 bogomips)
          Hyper-Threading, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT
   07:58:00 up 22:37,  1 user,  load average: 0.02, 0.02, 0.00; runlevel 3

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Mon Jul 08 2013 07:58:00 - 08:25:52
4 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       18572784.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     2358.6 MWIPS (10.2 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               1542.1 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        350642.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           90408.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        995069.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              518387.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  51870.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               2558.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   3194.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1008.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         529570.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   18572784.3   1591.5
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       2358.6    428.8
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       1542.1    358.6
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     350642.6    885.5
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0      90408.3    546.3
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0     995069.9   1715.6
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     518387.1    416.7
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      51870.5    129.7
Process Creation                                126.0       2558.6    203.1
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       3194.4    753.4
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1008.3   1680.6
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     529570.6    353.0
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                         562.2

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Mon Jul 08 2013 08:25:52 - 08:53:44
4 CPUs in system; running 4 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       74329421.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     9436.8 MWIPS (10.2 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               5402.2 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        435560.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          115257.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1469679.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             2076673.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 202506.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               8180.1 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   8249.5 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1117.0 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        1984450.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   74329421.3   6369.3
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       9436.8   1715.8
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5402.2   1256.3
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     435560.4   1099.9
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     115257.4    696.4
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1469679.1   2533.9
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    2076673.0   1669.4
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     202506.6    506.3
Process Creation                                126.0       8180.1    649.2
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       8249.5   1945.6
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1117.0   1861.6
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1984450.3   1323.0
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1424.9
 

jarland

The ocean is digital
Looks good. Bandwidth never drops to bad levels to some of the furthest locations tested. That E5-2609 is a beast in the right hands, which I know includes Marc.
 
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