Linode Akamai United States Los Angeles Shared CPU Compute Instance Test and Review

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Linode Akamai United States Los Angeles Shared CPU Compute Instance Test and Review

We’re checking out the Linode shared computer service in Los Angeles, backed by a powerful AMD dual-core processor with a setup of 2 CPU cores, 4GB of memory, 80GB of SSD storage, a 4Gbps net connection, 4 TB data transfer capacity, and Internet addresses (one IPv4 and one IPv6).

We put the server through several checks: basic performance scores, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark to measure its core power, global tests to see how it connects globally, and a ping measurement for response times.

Our team also looked at whether it could stream regional media content, tested net quality with CloudFlare, and used tools like PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix to see how fast it handled websites.

About Linode

Linode Compute Instances is a powerful and versatile cloud-based solution catering to various computing needs. They are virtual machines running on Linode’s secure and reliable cloud infrastructure. These instances are designed to support a variety of workloads, making them a flexible choice for many applications. The types of Compute Instances include:

  • Shared CPU Instances: These instances offer a balanced array of resources coupled with shared CPUs. This keeps costs down while still supporting a wide variety of cloud applications.
  • Dedicated CPU Instances: These instances are equipped with dedicated CPUs, which provide competition-free guaranteed CPU resources.
  • Premium Dedicated Instances: These instances provide the best available AMD EPYC™ CPUs on dedicated resources. They offer consistent performance for CPU-intensive workloads and are best for enterprise-grade, business-critical, and latency-sensitive applications.
  • High Memory Dedicated Instances: These instances are optimized for memory-intensive applications and are equipped with dedicated CPUs. They are best for in-memory databases, in-memory caching systems, big data processing, and any production application that requires a large amount of memory.

Each Compute Instance can run a variety of supported Linux distributions, including the latest versions of Ubuntu, CentOS Stream, Debian, and more. This gives users the flexibility to choose the operating system that they are most comfortable with or that best suits their application.

Official Website: https://www.linode.com

BasicBench: Server Profile, I/O Speed, Upload and Download Speed

 CPU Model          : AMD EPYC 7713 64-Core Processor
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 1999.996 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 512 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✗ Disabled
 Total Disk         : 78.7 GB (953.8 MB Used)
 Total Mem          : 3.8 GB (78.1 MB Used)
 Total Swap         : 512.0 MB (0 Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 14 hour 33 min
 Load average       : 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-26-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✓ Online
 Organization       : AS63949 Akamai Connected Cloud
 Location           : Los Angeles / US
 Region             : California
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 1.4 GB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 1.4 GB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 1.3 GB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 1399.5 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    1759.08 Mbps      7607.05 Mbps        0.33 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  3999.91 Mbps      13794.40 Mbps       0.88 ms     
 Dallas, US       2517.06 Mbps      8293.62 Mbps        30.16 ms    
 Montreal, CA     591.83 Mbps       917.23 Mbps         66.82 ms    
 Paris, FR        570.95 Mbps       4874.46 Mbps        141.04 ms   
 Amsterdam, NL    339.74 Mbps       4657.53 Mbps        146.27 ms   
 Shanghai, CN     436.87 Mbps       4643.54 Mbps        176.10 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     2.46 Mbps         0.20 Mbps           153.81 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       338.05 Mbps       3224.84 Mbps        250.76 ms   
 Singapore, SG    467.12 Mbps       4609.20 Mbps        178.30 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        782.61 Mbps       6752.65 Mbps        123.46 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 20 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-01-17 00:36:19 UTC

YabsBench: Disk Speed, iperf3 Network Speed, Geekbench 6 Benchmark

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 14 hours, 39 minutes
Processor  : AMD EPYC 7713 64-Core Processor
CPU cores  : 2 @ 1999.996 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
RAM        : 3.8 GiB
Swap       : 512.0 MiB
Disk       : 78.2 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-26-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ✔ Online

IPv6 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Akamai Technologies, Inc.
ASN        : AS63949 Akamai Connected Cloud
Host       : ACC Lax3
Location   : Los Angeles, California (CA)
Country    : United States

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 274.24 MB/s  (68.5k) | 3.18 GB/s    (49.8k)
Write      | 274.96 MB/s  (68.7k) | 3.20 GB/s    (50.0k)
Total      | 549.20 MB/s (137.3k) | 6.39 GB/s    (99.9k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 8.99 GB/s    (17.5k) | 8.86 GB/s     (8.6k)
Write      | 9.47 GB/s    (18.5k) | 9.45 GB/s     (9.2k)
Total      | 18.47 GB/s   (36.0k) | 18.31 GB/s   (17.8k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 1.15 Gbits/sec  | 1.29 Gbits/sec  | 138 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 138 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 1.03 Gbits/sec  | 1.20 Gbits/sec  | 143 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 576 Mbits/sec   | 680 Mbits/sec   | 234 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 2.56 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 62.0 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 4.29 Gbits/sec  | 5.22 Gbits/sec  | 32.3 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 4.32 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 0.425 ms       

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | busy            | 1.07 Gbits/sec  | 135 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 141 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 1.07 Gbits/sec  | 1.21 Gbits/sec  | 142 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 550 Mbits/sec   | 670 Mbits/sec   | 233 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 2.63 Gbits/sec  | 2.14 Gbits/sec  | 61.7 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 4.30 Gbits/sec  | 5.80 Gbits/sec  | 31.0 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 4.31 Gbits/sec  | 8.21 Gbits/sec  | 0.351 ms       

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1283                          
Multi Core      | 2278                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/4420961

YABS completed in 16 min 9 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

Benchmark Run: Wed Jan 17 2024 01:24:30 - 01:52:28
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       44654379.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     7296.7 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               5056.2 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1035694.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          273594.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       3475128.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1713521.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 109065.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              13689.0 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  13560.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2555.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        1436540.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   44654379.7   3826.4
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       7296.7   1326.7
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5056.2   1175.9
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1035694.4   2615.4
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     273594.8   1653.1
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    3475128.5   5991.6
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1713521.3   1377.4
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     109065.2    272.7
Process Creation                                126.0      13689.0   1086.4
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      13560.6   3198.3
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2555.3   4258.8
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1436540.5    957.7
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1749.7

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Wed Jan 17 2024 01:52:28 - 02:20:28
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       85823600.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    14588.2 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               9722.3 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1706561.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          471781.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       6127314.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             3383076.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 545248.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              26628.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  19058.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2612.0 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        2793303.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   85823600.0   7354.2
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      14588.2   2652.4
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       9722.3   2261.0
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1706561.3   4309.5
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     471781.9   2850.6
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    6127314.3  10564.3
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    3383076.5   2719.5
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     545248.4   1363.1
Process Creation                                126.0      26628.8   2113.4
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      19058.3   4494.9
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2612.0   4353.4
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2793303.0   1862.2
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        3294.4

======= Script description and score comparison completed! ======= 

Looking Glass

Linode Akamai United States Los Angeles Shared CPU Compute Instance Test and Review

https://speedtest.los-angeles.linode.com

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 704.23 MiB/s | 5633.80 Mbps  | ping   0.743ms
 Gdrive   :   8.35 KiB/s |    0.07 Mbps  | ping   0.893ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   1.58 MiB/s |   12.64 Mbps  | ping  61.633ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :  95.98 MiB/s |  767.88 Mbps  | ping   8.156ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 911.84 KiB/s |    7.12 Mbps  | ping  64.479ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  84.96 MiB/s |  679.69 Mbps  | ping  27.969ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  74.52 MiB/s |  596.13 Mbps  | ping  30.807ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    : 284.90 MiB/s | 2279.20 Mbps  | ping   0.522ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  17.24 MiB/s |  137.94 Mbps  | ping  60.640ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  48.48 MiB/s |  387.87 Mbps  | ping  47.641ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  15.36 MiB/s |  122.89 Mbps  | ping 132.943ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  13.26 KiB/s |    0.10 Mbps  | ping 150.712ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     171 B/s |      N/A       | ping 157.525ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  12.20 MiB/s |   97.60 Mbps  | ping 142.757ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  14.01 MiB/s |  112.11 Mbps  | ping 142.854ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     334 B/s |      N/A       | ping 156.688ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     182 B/s |      N/A       | ping 150.072ms
 Online, France               :  11.19 MiB/s |   89.53 Mbps  | ping 139.870ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :      44 B/s |      N/A       | ping 160.629ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :  10.09 MiB/s |   80.74 Mbps  | ping 155.980ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     172 B/s |      N/A       | ping 236.010ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   2.35 MiB/s |   18.78 Mbps  | ping 187.651ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 319.86 KiB/s |    2.50 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :   1.05 MiB/s |    8.41 Mbps  | ping 244.150ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :  22.49 MiB/s |  179.91 Mbps  | ping 102.814ms
 Linode, Singapore    :  11.05 MiB/s |   88.42 Mbps  | ping 165.654ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :  19.36 MiB/s |  154.84 Mbps  | ping 114.678ms


 Benchmark finished in 140 seconds

Global Latency Test

Linode Akamai United States Los Angeles Shared CPU Compute Instance Test and Review Linode Akamai United States Los Angeles Shared CPU Compute Instance Test and Review

Query: ping 172.233.143.144, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 172.233.143.144 – ARIN /19 AS63949 AKAMAI-LINODE-AP – United States, California, Los Angeles

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Wed 17 Jan 2024 01:06:30 AM UTC

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Akamai Connected Cloud (172.233.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: US)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: US)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   US
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Los Angeles, CA 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Newark, NJ  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        USD
 ChatGPT:                               Only Available with Web Browser
 Bing Region:                           US
=======================================


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Akamai Connected Cloud (2a01:7e03::*:*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Failed (Network Connection)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Unsupported
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Failed (Network Connection)
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   Failed
 Viu.com:                               Failed
 YouTube CDN:                           Los Angeles, CA 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Dallas, TX  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        Failed (Network Connection)
 ChatGPT:                               No
 Bing Region:                           US
=======================================
Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

Linode Akamai United States Los Angeles Shared CPU Compute Instance Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

Linode Akamai United States Los Angeles Shared CPU Compute Instance Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

Linode Akamai United States Los Angeles Shared CPU Compute Instance Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

Linode Akamai United States Los Angeles Shared CPU Compute Instance Test and Review

Getting started with the Linode Cloud Manager is a straightforward process. Here are the general steps you would follow:

  1. Create a Linode account: You must sign up for a Linode account to access the Cloud Manager.
  2. Access the Cloud Manager: Once you have an account, you can access the Cloud Manager. This provides a user-friendly interface to manage your infrastructure, user accounts, billing, and payments, as well as open and track support tickets.
  3. Create your first services: You can easily create Linode instances, manage Kubernetes clusters, add backups to your Linodes, deploy Marketplace Apps, track event notifications, create Object Storage buckets, and more.
  4. Understand how billing works: It’s important to understand how billing works with Linode. This information should be available in your account details.

For a more detailed walkthrough, you can check out this tutorial video that shows how to use the Linode Cloud Manager to create, manage, and access Linux servers on the cloud. It covers choosing a Linux distribution, region, plan, label, and password for a new Linode instance, connecting to the Linode instance via the Lish console or SSH, installing a web server such as Apache or Nginx on the Linode instance, and more.

Server Pricing

Linode Akamai United States Los Angeles Shared CPU Compute Instance Test and Review

Official Website: https://www.linode.com

Payments

Linode offers a variety of payment methods for their services. They accept all major credit cards, Google Pay, and other payments. Here’s a brief overview of how payments work on Linode:

Automatic Payments: When an invoice is generated, the default payment method on the account is automatically charged within a few hours. You can change the default payment method in your account settings.

One-Time Payments: You can manually add funds to your account anytime. Manual payments can be used to pay an outstanding balance or prepay for future services. You can make a one-time payment by navigating to the Billing Info page in the Cloud Manager.

Payment Methods: You can pay with a saved payment method, PayPal, or a new Google Pay account. If you pay with PayPal or Google Pay, you will be redirected to their respective payment forms to complete the transaction.

Billing Cycle: Linode uses a hybrid hourly billing model that is simple and flexible. It enables you to continuously add, modify, and remove services throughout the month. After the month ends, you receive an invoice for the hourly usage of each service up to the monthly cap.

Coupon

Free trial with a $100 credit for 60 days

When you sign up for Linode, you can start your free 60-day trial if you meet the eligibility requirements. You’ll need to provide a credit card to verify your identity, but don’t worry – you won’t be charged or billed during your trial period. Take advantage of this generous offer and try out Linode’s powerful cloud hosting platform today!

Customer Support

You can contact Linode’s customer service through various channels. These include phone support, email, and even chat on their IRC channel. Phone support is available day and night for existing customers, account support, and general inquiries.

Here are some key of their customer service:

24/7/365 Support: Linode offers round-the-clock customer service, ensuring help is available whenever needed. If you need professional system administration assistance, Linode offers this service.

Support Tickets: If you’re facing an issue, you can open a support ticket. Their award-winning service team, which has no tiers, no bots, and no hand-offs, will answer your questions and solve your issues.

Community Support: Linode has a vibrant community where you can find answers to your questions. You can review online forums for questions and answers from enthusiasts, experts, and their support team.

Conclusion

The server’s storage performance showed consistent Input/Output (I/O) speeds, averaging around 1.4 GB/s across three runs. Internet performance varied based on location, with local nodes like Los Angeles showing impressive upload and download speeds of nearly 4000 Mbps and 13794 Mbps, respectively. In contrast, distant locations like Hong Kong exhibited significantly lower speeds and higher latency. The server completed these tests within just over 5 minutes.

Regarding mixed read/write operations, the server flexed its strength, handling up to 18.47 GB/s for larger block sizes. Individual core performance scored well, with a single and multi-core score of 1283 and 2278 on Geekbench, indicating a robust computational capability.

The UnixBench score was particularly interesting, showing how the server operates under a single and dual parallel task run. Scores significantly increased when running dual parallel tasks, demonstrating the CPU’s efficient handling of simultaneous processes with a benchmark index score from 1749.7 to 3294.4.

In conclusion, the results from the various benchmarks underline Linode’s capable and high-performing server setup in Los Angeles. Whether raw computational power, storage I/O, or handling heavy data tasks in parallel, this server configuration demonstrates reliability and efficiency, making it suitable for a wide range of applications demanding consistent and high-speed performance.

Official Website: https://www.linode.com

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