Linode Akamai Brazil Sao Paulo Shared CPU Compute Instance Test and Review

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Linode Akamai Brazil Sao Paulo Shared CPU Compute Instance Test and Review

Our latest server performance analysis put the Linode shared CPU server in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to the test. The server’s hardware specifications include an AMD EPYC 7713 processor with 64 cores, 2 CPU cores, 4 GB of RAM, 80 GB of SSD storage, 4 Gbps internet connectivity, and a monthly data transfer allowance of 4 TB. Additionally, it’s equipped with one IPv4 and one IPv6 address.

Our evaluation covers a range of important benchmarks:

– Basic Benchmark: Here, we look at the foundational performance numbers.
– Yabs: A test that provides information on the server’s speed and efficiency.
– Unix Benchmark: This measures the server’s overall capabilities.

To understand the server’s network performance, we conduct:

– Global Node Test: This is an extensive check of the network’s reach and consistency.
– Global Ping Test: We use this to gauge the response time, which is crucial for a fast user experience.

As for content accessibility and quality of service, our tests include:

– Media Unlock Test: This lets us verify if regional content can be accessed without restrictions.
CloudFlare Internet Test: To assess the connection’s quality.

Lastly, we look into web performance with:

– PageSpeed Insights: A tool that evaluates how fast web pages load.
– GTmetrix Performance: A comprehensive test that rates overall website speed and user experience.

These assessments provide a full picture of the server’s performance and reliability from various critical perspectives.

About Linode

Linode is a renowned cloud computing platform that offers a wide range of services to cater to various needs. It provides virtual servers, terminal servers, and cloud storage, making it a comprehensive solution for businesses and developers.

One of the key features of Linode is its robust security measures. It prioritizes the safety of your data, implementing cutting-edge security protocols to ensure your information remains protected. This makes Linode a reliable choice for businesses that handle sensitive data.

Flexibility is another significant aspect of Linode. It offers various plans, allowing you to choose the best fit for your needs. As your requirements grow, you can easily switch to a different plan, ensuring you always have the necessary resources without overspending.

Linode also stands out for its developer-friendly approach. It provides a powerful API for server programming, enabling developers to automate tasks and streamline their workflows. This can significantly improve efficiency, especially for larger projects.

In terms of storage, Linode utilizes SSD storage, known for its speed and reliability. This ensures your applications run smoothly and your data is readily accessible when you need it.

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 @ 1999.999 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 512 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✗ Disabled
 Total Disk         : 78.7 GB (930.2 MB Used)
 Total Mem          : 3.8 GB (70.9 MB Used)
 Total Swap         : 512.0 MB (0 Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 14 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           : São Paulo / BR
 Region             : São Paulo
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 I/O Speed(1st run) : 1.9 GB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 2.2 GB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 2.2 GB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 2150.4 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    3994.51 Mbps      9017.79 Mbps        0.65 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  433.67 Mbps       4256.37 Mbps        185.87 ms   
 Dallas, US       523.88 Mbps       4937.40 Mbps        160.84 ms   
 Montreal, CA     546.72 Mbps       936.80 Mbps         142.55 ms   
 Paris, FR        372.57 Mbps       3142.20 Mbps        214.66 ms   
 Amsterdam, NL    373.95 Mbps       3620.69 Mbps        214.57 ms   
 Shanghai, CN     208.99 Mbps       2046.26 Mbps        373.39 ms   
 Chongqing, CN    3.72 Mbps         15.19 Mbps          367.90 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     10.43 Mbps        0.35 Mbps           641.14 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       201.31 Mbps       1705.58 Mbps        397.33 ms   
 Singapore, SG    235.26 Mbps       2350.51 Mbps        344.16 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        258.42 Mbps       2.52 Mbps           301.87 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 6 min 52 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-11-16 05:52:02 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 27 minutes
Processor  : AMD EPYC 7713 64-Core Processor
CPU cores  : 2 @ 1999.999 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       : Linode
Location   : São Paulo, Sao Paulo (SP)
Country    : Brazil

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 344.47 MB/s  (86.1k) | 3.95 GB/s    (61.7k)
Write      | 345.38 MB/s  (86.3k) | 3.97 GB/s    (62.1k)
Total      | 689.85 MB/s (172.4k) | 7.92 GB/s   (123.8k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 8.96 GB/s    (17.5k) | 9.14 GB/s     (8.9k)
Write      | 9.43 GB/s    (18.4k) | 9.75 GB/s     (9.5k)
Total      | 18.39 GB/s   (35.9k) | 18.89 GB/s   (18.4k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 663 Mbits/sec   | 729 Mbits/sec   | 200 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 218 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 711 Mbits/sec   | 30.2 Mbits/sec  | 207 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 611 Mbits/sec   | 352 Mbits/sec   | 277 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 1.46 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 156 ms         
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 530 Mbits/sec   | 385 Mbits/sec   | 163 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 956 Mbits/sec   | 760 Mbits/sec   | 165 ms         

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | busy            | 622 Mbits/sec   | 200 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 218 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 757 Mbits/sec   | 65.4 Mbits/sec  | 208 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 467 Mbits/sec   | 403 Mbits/sec   | 277 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | busy            | busy            | 156 ms         
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | busy            | 846 Mbits/sec   | 164 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 1.00 Gbits/sec  | 845 Mbits/sec   | 165 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1518                          
Multi Core      | 2676                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/3568851

YABS completed in 18 min 8 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

Benchmark Run: Thu Nov 16 2023 06:39:55 - 07:07:51
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       51355745.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     8628.3 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               6021.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1215027.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          316677.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       4117555.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1982007.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 124052.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              16362.2 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  16355.9 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   3102.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        1790904.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   51355745.9   4400.7
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       8628.3   1568.8
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       6021.6   1400.4
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1215027.3   3068.3
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     316677.3   1913.5
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    4117555.5   7099.2
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1982007.8   1593.3
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     124052.3    310.1
Process Creation                                126.0      16362.2   1298.6
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      16355.9   3857.5
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       3102.1   5170.2
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1790904.6   1193.9
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        2069.1

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Thu Nov 16 2023 07:07:51 - 07:35:49
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables      101861312.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    17278.5 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              11763.9 lps   (29.8 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       2169338.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          571999.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       7522808.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             3958289.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 653707.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              32825.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  23098.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   3244.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        3284807.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0  101861312.6   8728.5
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      17278.5   3141.5
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      11763.9   2735.8
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    2169338.9   5478.1
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     571999.9   3456.2
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    7522808.6  12970.4
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    3958289.5   3181.9
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     653707.7   1634.3
Process Creation                                126.0      32825.5   2605.2
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      23098.3   5447.7
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       3244.6   5407.6
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    3284807.9   2189.9
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        3986.3

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

Looking Glass

Linode Akamai Brazil Sao Paulo Shared CPU Compute Instance Test and Review

https://speedtest.sao-paulo.linode.com/

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 187.97 MiB/s | 1503.76 Mbps  | ping   0.413ms
 Gdrive   :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping   0.662ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA : 560.69 KiB/s |    4.38 Mbps  | ping 124.030ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   3.95 MiB/s |   31.58 Mbps  | ping 174.841ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 387.09 KiB/s |    3.02 Mbps  | ping 136.750ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :   7.63 MiB/s |   61.05 Mbps  | ping 196.566ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  10.88 MiB/s |   87.07 Mbps  | ping 160.566ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :   8.21 MiB/s |   65.64 Mbps  | ping 191.556ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  12.65 MiB/s |  101.18 Mbps  | ping 149.463ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  14.14 MiB/s |  113.14 Mbps  | ping 142.714ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :   7.49 MiB/s |   59.95 Mbps  | ping 205.753ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :   6.85 KiB/s |    0.05 Mbps  | ping 210.710ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     114 B/s |      N/A       | ping 189.607ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :   9.72 MiB/s |   77.76 Mbps  | ping 185.219ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :   7.16 MiB/s |   57.27 Mbps  | ping 211.444ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     227 B/s |      N/A       | ping 252.946ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     189 B/s |      N/A       | ping 216.921ms
 Online, France               :   6.85 MiB/s |   54.77 Mbps  | ping 217.692ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     157 B/s |      N/A       | ping 193.063ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   1.73 MiB/s |   13.88 Mbps  | ping 343.709ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :      53 B/s |      N/A       | ping 389.398ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     : 608.31 KiB/s |    4.75 Mbps  | ping 262.768ms
 Prima, Argentina      :  17.21 MiB/s |  137.65 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 113.63 KiB/s |    0.89 Mbps  | ping 368.846ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   4.47 MiB/s |   35.80 Mbps  | ping 251.766ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   2.17 MiB/s |   17.37 Mbps  | ping 316.430ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   3.54 MiB/s |   28.32 Mbps  | ping 283.756ms


 Benchmark finished in 176 seconds

Global Latency Test

Linode Akamai Brazil Sao Paulo Shared CPU Compute Instance Test and Review Linode Akamai Brazil Sao Paulo Shared CPU Compute Instance Test and Review

Query: ping 172.233.24.128, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 172.233.24.128 – ARIN /19 AS63949 AKAMAI-LINODE-AP – Brazil, Sao Paulo

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Thu 16 Nov 2023 06:35:16 AM UTC

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

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: BR)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: BR)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: BR)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   BR
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Sao Paulo 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Associated with [Lumen] in [Buenos Aires]
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        BRL
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
=======================================


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Akamai Connected Cloud (2600:3c0d::*:*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Failed (Network Connection)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               Yes (Region: BR)
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: BR)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Unsupported
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Failed (Network Connection)
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   Failed
 Viu.com:                               Failed
 YouTube CDN:                           Sao Paulo 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Associated with [Lumen] in [Buenos Aires]
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        Failed (Network Connection)
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
=======================================
Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

Linode Akamai Brazil Sao Paulo Shared CPU Compute Instance Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

Linode Akamai Brazil Sao Paulo Shared CPU Compute Instance Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

Linode Akamai Brazil Sao Paulo Shared CPU Compute Instance Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

Linode Akamai Brazil Sao Paulo Shared CPU Compute Instance Test and Review

Linode’s Cloud Manager is a powerful, user-friendly interface that provides a centralized location for managing all aspects of your Linode services. It’s designed to make managing your cloud resources as easy as possible.

Here are some key features:

  1. Infrastructure Management: This feature allows you to manage all your cloud resources from one place. You can create, configure, and manage your virtual machines, set up networking, and control user access.
  2. One-Click Apps Deployment: With this feature, you can quickly deploy popular applications with a click. This saves you time and simplifies the deployment process.
  3. Advanced Search Features: This feature helps you find your resources quickly and efficiently. You can search using simple strings, boolean operators, or custom tags.
  4. Performance Monitoring: This feature provides real-time analytics tracking, allowing you to monitor the performance of your CPU, memory, and network bandwidth.
  5. User Access Controls: This feature allows you to share access to your Linodes with your team. You can configure access controls for each user.
  6. Personal Access Tokens: This feature allows you to manage your API keys and add personal access tokens for more control over your Linode services.
  7. Payment and Billing: This feature allows you to manage your account, update payment information, review remaining credits, and print invoices.

In summary, Linode’s Cloud Manager is a comprehensive tool that simplifies the management of your cloud resources.

Server Pricing

Linode Akamai Brazil Sao Paulo Shared CPU Compute Instance Test and Review

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

Payments

Linode offers a variety of payment methods to cater to the needs of its diverse user base. Here are some of the key payment methods:

  1. Credit and Debit Cards: Linode accepts all popular credit and debit cards, including those issued by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and UnionPay.
  2. Google Pay: Users can pay using a credit card, debit card, or PayPal through their Google Pay account. However, paying with your Google Pay balance or any associated bank account is not supported now.
  3. PayPal: Users can pay using their PayPal balance, a credit or debit card, or a bank account through their PayPal account.
  4. Check, ACH, or Wire Transfer: Users must contact Linode’s Support for these methods.

In addition, Linode allows users to add up to 6 payment methods to their account at any given time, including multiple credit cards, Google Pay methods, and PayPal methods. This provides flexibility and convenience to the users.

It’s also worth noting that Linode has no upfront costs and offers a free trial. This allows users to test their services before committing to a payment plan.

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

Linode’s customer support is known for its exceptional service and is available 24/7/365. Here are some of the key features:

  1. Availability: Linode’s customer support is available around the clock every day of the year. This ensures that help is always just a call or click away.
  2. Multiple Channels: You can reach Linode’s customer support through various channels, including tickets, emails, phone calls, and social media.
  3. No-Tier Support: Linode’s award-winning service team has no tiers, no bots, and no hand-offs, just highly-trained professionals who answer your questions and solve your issues.
  4. Training and Mentorship: Linode empowers every team member to feel confident and capable of handling any issue that comes their way through a robust training and mentorship program.
  5. Community Support: Linode has a vibrant community where you can find answers to your questions from enthusiasts, experts, and the support team.
  6. Phone Support: Phone support is available day and night for existing customers, account support, and general inquiries. The contact numbers are 855-454-6633 for the U.S. and +1-609-380-7100 for global users.
  7. Email Support: You can also contact Linode’s customer support at [email protected].

In summary, Linode’s customer support is dedicated to providing the best possible service to its customers, ensuring that they have a smooth and enjoyable experience using Linode’s services.

Conclusion

Our server underwent a comprehensive series of benchmark tests to assess various performance factors. The Basic Benchmark displayed impressive input/output (I/O) speeds, averaging 2150.4 MB/s across three runs. Network performance, measured by upload and download speeds, as well as latency, was notably high in most locations, with especially low latency observed in Speedtest.net (0.65 ms) and higher latencies in more distant regions like Mumbai, IN (397.33 ms) and Hongkong, CN (641.14 ms).

The Yabs Performance Benchmarked the server’s impressive capability to handle read and write operations efficiently, boasting speeds upwards of 18.89 GB/s for both mixed read/write tasks. Regarding computing performance, the UnixBench score reflects the server’s formidable processing power, significantly improving when running multiple tests in parallel, indicating strong multitasking abilities.

Our server also passed the Media Unlock Test for various content service providers, revealing that it can access a range of multimedia services, like Dazn and Amazon Prime Video, indicating regional accessibility from the server in Brazil.

In conclusion, our findings suggest that the Linode server in Sao Paulo provides robust performance across the board. From high-speed data handling to reliable multitasking and commendable network capabilities, the server is an excellent choice for hosting services that demand high performance and reliability, with the added benefit of accessing a diverse range of regional content. Whether for web hosting, content delivery, or heavy computational tasks, this server configuration demonstrates the quality and efficiency needed in today’s demanding digital landscape.

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

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