Linode Akamai USA Chicago AMD EPYC 7713 Dedicated CPU VPS Test and Review

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Linode Akamai USA Chicago AMD EPYC 7713 Dedicated CPU VPS Test and Review

We will check out the Linode Akamai USA Chicago Dedicated CPU Cloud Server this time. It’s a power-packed server featuring an AMD EPYC 7713 64-core Processor. Here’s what it offers: 4 CPU Cores, 8 GB RAM, 160 GB NVMe SSD storage, a 5 Gbps internet port, 5 TB of bandwidth, and both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

Our review will cover many tests to see how well it performs. We’ll run the Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark to look at performance numbers. To check how it performs globally, we’ll run the Global Node Test for network speed from different locations and the Global Ping Test to measure how quickly it responds.

But that’s not all. We’ll also check media accessibility with The Media Unlock Test, examine connection quality through the CloudFlare Internet Test, and assess web performance using tools like PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix. Stay tuned for a comprehensive look at how this server stacks up.

About Linode

Firstly, let’s understand what Linode’s Compute Instances are. They are virtual machines that run on Linode’s secure and reliable cloud infrastructure. These instances are designed to support a variety of workloads, making them versatile and adaptable to your needs.

Now, let’s delve into the types of Compute Instances that Linode offers. They have several basic plan types, each with its own set of resources, unique value propositions, and technical specifications. This means you can choose the plan that best suits your specific requirements.

One of the plan types is the Shared CPU. This plan offers a balanced array of resources coupled with shared CPUs, keeping costs down while supporting various cloud applications. It’s perfect for development servers, staging servers, and low-traffic web applications.

Next up is the Dedicated CPU plan. This plan is equipped with Dedicated CPUs, which provide competition-free guaranteed CPU resources. It’s perfectly balanced for most production applications and is best for websites, high-traffic databases, and any application requiring 100% sustained CPU usage.

For those seeking top-tier performance, Linode offers the Premium Dedicated plan. This plan provides the best available AMD EPYC™ CPUs on dedicated resources. It’s best for enterprise-grade, business-critical, and latency-sensitive applications.

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          : 4 @ 2000.000 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 512 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✗ Disabled
 Total Disk         : 157.4 GB (1.7 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 7.8 GB (294.8 MB Used)
 Total Swap         : 512.0 MB (0 Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 16 min
 Load average       : 0.07, 0.08, 0.08
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-28-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✓ Online
 Organization       : AS63949 Akamai Connected Cloud
 Location           : Chicago / US
 Region             : Illinois
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 I/O Speed(1st run) : 1.7 GB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 1.7 GB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 1.7 GB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 1740.8 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    5264.87 Mbps      21150.23 Mbps       0.29 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  1628.21 Mbps      8927.12 Mbps        50.77 ms    
 Dallas, US       3549.61 Mbps      10515.48 Mbps       22.76 ms    
 Montreal, CA     914.04 Mbps       925.93 Mbps         19.04 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    809.98 Mbps       7082.56 Mbps        105.26 ms   
 Shanghai, CN     369.05 Mbps       3555.19 Mbps        214.95 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       335.36 Mbps       3034.61 Mbps        239.52 ms   
 Singapore, SG    376.33 Mbps       3652.14 Mbps        218.75 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        535.43 Mbps       5078.76 Mbps        148.60 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 4 min 53 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-03-15 00:22:12 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 21 minutes
Processor  : AMD EPYC 7713 64-Core Processor
CPU cores  : 4 @ 2000.000 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
RAM        : 7.8 GiB
Swap       : 512.0 MiB
Disk       : 156.9 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-28-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ✔ Online

IPv6 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Akamai Technologies, Inc.
ASN        : AS63949 Akamai Connected Cloud
Host       : Linode
Location   : Chicago, Illinois (IL)
Country    : United States

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 248.29 MB/s  (62.0k) | 2.75 GB/s    (43.0k)
Write      | 248.95 MB/s  (62.2k) | 2.77 GB/s    (43.2k)
Total      | 497.24 MB/s (124.3k) | 5.52 GB/s    (86.3k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 9.07 GB/s    (17.7k) | 9.14 GB/s     (8.9k)
Write      | 9.56 GB/s    (18.6k) | 9.75 GB/s     (9.5k)
Total      | 18.64 GB/s   (36.4k) | 18.89 GB/s   (18.4k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 1.82 Gbits/sec  | 2.06 Gbits/sec  | 102 ms         
Eranium         | Amsterdam, NL (10G)       | busy            | busy            | 101 ms         
HOSTKEY         | Helsinki, FI (10G)        | 712 Mbits/sec   | 600 Mbits/sec   | 118 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 755 Mbits/sec   | 732 Mbits/sec   | 196 ms         
Leaseweb        | Singapore, SG (10G)       | busy            | 721 Mbits/sec   | 228 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 3.36 Gbits/sec  | 2.97 Gbits/sec  | 49.0 ms        
Leaseweb        | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 5.43 Gbits/sec  | 7.74 Gbits/sec  | 19.6 ms        
Edgoo           | Sao Paulo, BR (1G)        | 1.19 Gbits/sec  | 1.42 Gbits/sec  | 130 ms         

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 1.82 Gbits/sec  | 2.01 Gbits/sec  | 102 ms         
Eranium         | Amsterdam, NL (10G)       | busy            | busy            | 101 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 692 Mbits/sec   | 827 Mbits/sec   | 196 ms         
Leaseweb        | Singapore, SG (10G)       | 618 Mbits/sec   | 765 Mbits/sec   | 229 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | busy            | 2.74 Gbits/sec  | 53.9 ms        
Leaseweb        | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 5.42 Gbits/sec  | 8.26 Gbits/sec  | 19.5 ms        
Edgoo           | Sao Paulo, BR (1G)        | 1.19 Gbits/sec  | 1.39 Gbits/sec  | 132 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1190                          
Multi Core      | 2785                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/5317365

YABS completed in 14 min 24 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A Score Higher is Better

Benchmark Run: Fri Mar 15 2024 00:38:48 - 01:06:47
4 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       43487025.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     7243.6 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               4500.4 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        958996.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          256475.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2881399.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1678057.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 169559.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              10404.3 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  12058.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   3013.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        1528779.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   43487025.5   3726.4
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       7243.6   1317.0
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       4500.4   1046.6
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     958996.9   2421.7
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     256475.8   1549.7
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2881399.6   4967.9
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1678057.1   1348.9
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     169559.3    423.9
Process Creation                                126.0      10404.3    825.7
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      12058.6   2844.0
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       3013.1   5021.8
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1528779.8   1019.2
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1717.4

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Fri Mar 15 2024 01:06:47 - 01:34:48
4 CPUs in system; running 4 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables      118902759.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    24871.6 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              11959.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1083034.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          280958.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       3413199.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             4630680.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 729715.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              34501.9 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  24498.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   3344.5 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        4475073.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0  118902759.6  10188.8
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      24871.6   4522.1
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      11959.5   2781.3
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1083034.0   2734.9
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     280958.5   1697.6
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    3413199.1   5884.8
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    4630680.8   3722.4
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     729715.0   1824.3
Process Creation                                126.0      34501.9   2738.2
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      24498.4   5777.9
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       3344.5   5574.1
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    4475073.3   2983.4
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        3684.3

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Linode Akamai USA Chicago AMD EPYC 7713 Dedicated CPU VPS Test and Review

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Linode Akamai USA Chicago AMD EPYC 7713 Dedicated CPU VPS Test and Review

https://speedtest.chicago.linode.com

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 471.70 MiB/s | 3773.58 Mbps  | ping   0.387ms
 Gdrive   :   8.60 KiB/s |    0.07 Mbps  | ping   0.640ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :  72.48 MiB/s |  579.80 Mbps  | ping  13.982ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :  41.55 MiB/s |  332.42 Mbps  | ping  47.464ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :   5.27 MiB/s |   42.19 Mbps  | ping  21.484ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  52.83 MiB/s |  422.61 Mbps  | ping  42.442ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  32.63 MiB/s |  261.01 Mbps  | ping  22.163ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  43.55 MiB/s |  348.43 Mbps  | ping  56.478ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  89.30 MiB/s |  714.36 Mbps  | ping  19.952ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  71.98 MiB/s |  575.80 Mbps  | ping  22.791ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  25.44 MiB/s |  203.51 Mbps  | ping  88.544ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  26.01 KiB/s |    0.20 Mbps  | ping 108.932ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     215 B/s |      N/A       | ping 109.790ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  22.87 MiB/s |  182.92 Mbps  | ping 101.256ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         : 568.85 KiB/s |    4.44 Mbps  | ping  99.425ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     334 B/s |      N/A       | ping 103.252ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     406 B/s |      N/A       | ping 102.531ms
 Online, France               :  23.21 MiB/s |  185.66 Mbps  | ping  93.519ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 112.247ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   7.17 MiB/s |   57.39 Mbps  | ping 207.028ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     174 B/s |      N/A       | ping 295.766ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  10.07 MiB/s |   80.55 Mbps  | ping 133.790ms
 Prima, Argentina      :  29.63 KiB/s |    0.23 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :   1.15 MiB/s |    9.16 Mbps  | ping 226.347ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :  16.13 MiB/s |  129.01 Mbps  | ping 130.346ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   7.26 MiB/s |   58.08 Mbps  | ping 194.801ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :  11.61 MiB/s |   92.85 Mbps  | ping 152.856ms


 Benchmark finished in 132 seconds

Global Latency Test

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Query: ping 172.234.203.246, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 172.234.203.246 – ARIN /19 AS63949 AKAMAI-LINODE-AP – United States, Illinois, Chicago

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Fri 15 Mar 2024 12:08:54 AM UTC

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Akamai Connected Cloud (172.234.*.*) 

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


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Akamai Connected Cloud (2600:3c06::*:*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Failed (Network Connection)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Yes (Region: US)
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Unsupported
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Failed (Network Connection)
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   Failed
 Viu.com:                               Failed
 YouTube CDN:                           Chicago, IL 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Atlanta, GA  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        Failed (Network Connection)
 ChatGPT:                               No
 Bing Region:                           US
 Instagram Licensed Audio:              No
=======================================
Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

Linode Akamai USA Chicago AMD EPYC 7713 Dedicated CPU VPS Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

Linode Akamai USA Chicago AMD EPYC 7713 Dedicated CPU VPS Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

Linode Akamai USA Chicago AMD EPYC 7713 Dedicated CPU VPS Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

Linode Akamai USA Chicago AMD EPYC 7713 Dedicated CPU VPS Test and Review

Let’s dive into the world of Linode’s Cloud Manager. This user-friendly interface is your command center for deploying and managing virtual machines, configuring networking, and controlling user accounts.

Firstly, the Cloud Manager simplifies infrastructure management. It allows you to create and configure your infrastructure effortlessly. You can assign SSH keys, deploy resources across the network, and add cloud storage volumes or buckets, all from a single user interface.

Next, the Cloud Manager supports self-service data center migrations. This feature lets you conveniently move your infrastructure between data centers, providing flexibility and control over your resources.

Moreover, the Cloud Manager offers a feature called One-Click Apps. Whether you want to set up a game server, your own VPN, or self-host your software with GitLab, One-Click Apps make it quick and easy to get your Linodes up and running.

The Cloud Manager also includes advanced search features. These help you quickly find your cloud resources. You can search using simple strings, boolean operators, parenthesis, or custom groups with tags you create in Cloud Manager.

In addition, the Cloud Manager provides real-time analytics tracking. This feature allows you to monitor the performance of your CPU, memory, and network bandwidth, both per process and in aggregate.

Server Pricing

Linode Akamai USA Chicago AMD EPYC 7713 Dedicated CPU VPS Test and Review

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

Payments

Linode uses a hybrid hourly billing model. This simple and flexible model allows you to add, modify, and remove services throughout the month. At the end of the month, you receive an invoice for the hourly usage of each service up to the monthly cap.

Every paid service Linode offers has a predictable monthly rate, a monthly cap, and a flexible hourly rate. When a service is added, charges accrue on the account at the hourly rate up to the monthly cap. These accrued charges are displayed on the Billing Info tab within the Cloud Manager’s Account page.

Now, let’s talk about the payment methods. Linode accepts all major credit cards, Google Pay, PayPal, and other forms of payment. They also accept checks and money orders, which must be in USD. However, contacting Support before paying with a check or money order is important.

When an invoice is generated, the default payment method on the account is automatically charged within a few hours. If you wish to pay in advance, follow the Make a One-Time Payment section instructions. You can manually add funds to your account at any time. Manual payments can be used to pay an outstanding balance or prepay for future services.

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Customer Support

One of the key features of Linode’s Customer Support is its 24/7/365 availability. Whether you have questions about your account, settings, invoices, or payments, Linode’s support team is always ready to assist.

Next, Linode provides a Community Q&A platform. This platform allows you to search for quick answers and engage with a community of enthusiasts, experts, and Linode’s support team.

Moreover, Linode offers a ticketing system. If you encounter an issue that requires in-depth assistance, you can open a support ticket. Linode’s award-winning service team, which has no tiers, no bots, and no hand-offs, will then work to answer your questions and solve your issues.

In addition, Linode provides a variety of self-service resources. These resources include extensive documentation, guides, a library of getting-started documentation, and helpful how-to guides.

Furthermore, Linode offers a Professional Services team to guide your architecture, migrations, and software deployments. This team provides professional system administration assistance as a service.

Lastly, Linode provides multiple channels through which to contact the support team. You can reach them via phone at 1 (855) 454-6633, email at [email protected], or chat with the community on their IRC channel.

Conclusion

The server’s performance was outstanding in our testing phase. In the Basic Bench test focusing on I/O speed, the server consistently achieved 1.7 GB/s across three runs, indicating high-speed data processing and transfer capabilities.

The upload and download speeds were also remarkable, especially when tested with Speedtest.net, showcasing an impressive 21150.23 Mbps download speed with an exceptionally low latency of 0.29 ms. These figures confirm the server’s robust networking capabilities, which are suitable for demanding online applications.

In our Yabs Performance Bench, the server shone with mixed read/write operations, demonstrating phenomenal disk speeds up to 18.89 GB/s for larger block sizes. Similarly, the Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test highlighted the server’s CPU prowess with a single-core score of 1190 and a multi-core score of 2785, categorizing it as good in computing performance.

The UnixBench results further confirmed the server as a powerhouse, especially in multi-threaded tasks, achieving a high index score of 3684.3 when running four parallel copies of tests, indicating superior performance across a range of CPU-intensive tasks.

In conclusion, the Linode Akamai USA Chicago Dedicated CPU Cloud Server is a top-tier choice for anyone needing exceptional computing power, fast data processing, and robust networking capabilities. Whether for hosting high-traffic websites, running complex databases, or processing large datasets, this server’s performance across various benchmarks shows it can easily handle everything. Its mix of high-speed I/O performance, excellent CPU scores, and outstanding network speed makes it a formidable option for demanding server tasks.

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

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