Linode Akamai USA Dallas AMD EPYC 7713 Dedicated Virtual Machine Test and Review

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Linode Akamai USA Dallas AMD EPYC 7713 Dedicated Virtual Machine Test and Review

We took the Linode Akamai USA Dallas Dedicated CPU VPS Server for a spin, equipped with an AMD EPYC 7713 64-core processor and a suite that includes 2 CPU cores, 4 GB RAM, 80 GB SSD storage, a lightning-fast 4 Gbps internet connection, and plenty of bandwidth. Our comprehensive testing included various performance metrics to see how this server stacks up regarding power, speed, and efficiency.

About Linode

Linode, now known as Akamai, is a trusted name in the industry, providing Linux-based virtual machines, cloud infrastructure, and managed services. Since its launch in 2003, Linode has been a go-to choice for developers, offering services from hosting websites and applications to handling big data processing and machine learning.

One of the key features of Linode is its Compute Instances, also known as Linodes. These versatile virtual machines can be used for various purposes, from hosting websites to running game servers. This flexibility allows users to tailor their cloud computing experience to their needs.

Moreover, Linode’s servers use AMD EPYC processors, some of the best available today. This is the same technology that AWS and Google Cloud use – but at a fraction of the price. This means you’re getting top-tier performance without breaking the bank.

In addition to its powerful hardware, Linode offers various software solutions. The App Marketplace includes free speed-enhancing apps that allow users to optimize their cloud computing experience. From Jenkins for automating infrastructure tasks to Node.js for deploying open-source JavaScript run-time environments, the marketplace has something for everyone.

When it comes to pricing, Linode offers predictable costs. CPU, transfer, storage, and RAM are bundled into one flat price, making it easy for users to understand exactly what they’re paying for. They offer a variety of plans, including Shared CPU Plans, Dedicated CPU Plans, High Memory Plans, and Premium CPU Plans, each designed to cater to different user needs.

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 @ 1999.998 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 512 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✗ Disabled
 Total Disk         : 78.7 GB (1.7 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 3.8 GB (205.8 MB Used)
 Total Swap         : 512.0 MB (0 Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 8 min
 Load average       : 0.15, 0.19, 0.10
 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           : Richardson / US
 Region             : Texas
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 I/O Speed(1st run) : 1.1 GB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 1.4 GB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 1.4 GB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 1331.2 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    4187.18 Mbps      3445.51 Mbps        0.25 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  2795.64 Mbps      20936.24 Mbps       28.98 ms    
 Dallas, US       4208.99 Mbps      15112.55 Mbps       0.96 ms     
 Montreal, CA     704.17 Mbps       621.60 Mbps         39.50 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    724.62 Mbps       6709.36 Mbps        111.91 ms   
 Shanghai, CN     395.61 Mbps       3544.13 Mbps        213.68 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       325.59 Mbps       3199.65 Mbps        266.38 ms   
 Singapore, SG    34.70 Mbps        241.59 Mbps         202.47 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        588.10 Mbps       5471.12 Mbps        141.63 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 4 min 55 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-04-08 00:22:36 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 13 minutes
Processor  : AMD EPYC 7713 64-Core Processor
CPU cores  : 2 @ 1999.998 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     : 5.10.0-28-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ✔ Online

IPv6 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Akamai Technologies, Inc.
ASN        : AS63949 Akamai Connected Cloud
Host       : Linode
Location   : Richardson, Texas (TX)
Country    : United States

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 235.37 MB/s  (58.8k) | 2.30 GB/s    (36.0k)
Write      | 235.99 MB/s  (58.9k) | 2.31 GB/s    (36.2k)
Total      | 471.37 MB/s (117.8k) | 4.62 GB/s    (72.2k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 5.18 GB/s    (10.1k) | 5.12 GB/s     (5.0k)
Write      | 5.46 GB/s    (10.6k) | 5.46 GB/s     (5.3k)
Total      | 10.64 GB/s   (20.7k) | 10.59 GB/s   (10.3k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 1.46 Gbits/sec  | 1.45 Gbits/sec  | 110 ms         
Eranium         | Amsterdam, NL (10G)       | 1.27 Gbits/sec  | 1.51 Gbits/sec  | 125 ms         
Telia           | Helsinki, FI (10G)        | busy            | 1.37 Gbits/sec  | 124 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 707 Mbits/sec   | 835 Mbits/sec   | 208 ms         
Leaseweb        | Singapore, SG (10G)       | 650 Mbits/sec   | 825 Mbits/sec   | 212 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 4.31 Gbits/sec  | 4.36 Gbits/sec  | 31.0 ms        
Leaseweb        | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 4.16 Gbits/sec  | 4.68 Gbits/sec  | 42.0 ms        
Edgoo           | Sao Paulo, BR (1G)        | 1.01 Gbits/sec  | 1.21 Gbits/sec  | 150 ms         

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 1.43 Gbits/sec  | 1.65 Gbits/sec  | 110 ms         
Eranium         | Amsterdam, NL (10G)       | 1.25 Gbits/sec  | 1.48 Gbits/sec  | 123 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 589 Mbits/sec   | 802 Mbits/sec   | 208 ms         
Leaseweb        | Singapore, SG (10G)       | 678 Mbits/sec   | 825 Mbits/sec   | 212 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 4.29 Gbits/sec  | 5.74 Gbits/sec  | 30.9 ms        
Leaseweb        | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 4.15 Gbits/sec  | 4.60 Gbits/sec  | 41.5 ms        
Edgoo           | Sao Paulo, BR (1G)        | 1.02 Gbits/sec  | 1.22 Gbits/sec  | 150 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1158                          
Multi Core      | 1472                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/5637349

YABS completed in 17 min 0 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A Score Higher is Better

Benchmark Run: Mon Apr 08 2024 00:45:25 - 01:13:24
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       43073123.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     7244.0 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               3943.0 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        694174.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          185883.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2232915.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1170685.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 105903.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               7629.2 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   9987.9 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1582.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        1232707.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   43073123.8   3690.9
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       7244.0   1317.1
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       3943.0    917.0
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     694174.7   1753.0
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     185883.8   1123.2
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2232915.4   3849.9
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1170685.6    941.1
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     105903.0    264.8
Process Creation                                126.0       7629.2    605.5
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       9987.9   2355.6
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1582.1   2636.8
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1232707.5    821.8
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1312.0

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Mon Apr 08 2024 01:13:24 - 01:41:26
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       59314578.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    12512.2 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               5444.2 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        891460.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          242136.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2871687.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1561216.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 236596.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              15052.0 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  12155.8 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1603.2 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        1685193.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   59314578.3   5082.7
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      12512.2   2274.9
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5444.2   1266.1
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     891460.9   2251.2
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     242136.4   1463.1
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2871687.0   4951.2
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1561216.6   1255.0
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     236596.1    591.5
Process Creation                                126.0      15052.0   1194.6
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      12155.8   2866.9
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1603.2   2672.0
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1685193.5   1123.5
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1869.4

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

Looking Glass

speedtest.dallas.linode.com

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 917.43 MiB/s | 7339.45 Mbps  | ping   0.938ms
 Gdrive   :  15.29 KiB/s |    0.12 Mbps  | ping   2.083ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :  25.51 MiB/s |  204.11 Mbps  | ping  28.645ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :   3.42 MiB/s |   27.33 Mbps  | ping  34.524ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  42.55 MiB/s |  340.43 Mbps  | ping  56.065ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         : 833.33 MiB/s | 6666.67 Mbps  | ping   1.037ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  68.87 MiB/s |  550.96 Mbps  | ping  34.419ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  59.09 MiB/s |  472.70 Mbps  | ping  37.663ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  77.66 MiB/s |  621.29 Mbps  | ping  16.581ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  20.96 MiB/s |  167.71 Mbps  | ping 106.278ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  15.52 KiB/s |    0.12 Mbps  | ping 125.411ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     210 B/s |      N/A       | ping 127.387ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  19.51 MiB/s |  156.11 Mbps  | ping 112.946ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  17.96 MiB/s |  143.70 Mbps  | ping 116.770ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     547 B/s |      N/A       | ping 129.936ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     370 B/s |      N/A       | ping 108.481ms
 Online, France               :  18.71 MiB/s |  149.66 Mbps  | ping 109.285ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     119 B/s |      N/A       | ping 128.036ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   7.67 MiB/s |   61.39 Mbps  | ping 188.263ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     166 B/s |      N/A       | ping 268.315ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   4.96 MiB/s |   39.68 Mbps  | ping 148.414ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 348.23 KiB/s |    2.72 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :   3.18 MiB/s |   25.42 Mbps  | ping 214.501ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :  15.83 MiB/s |  126.61 Mbps  | ping 129.211ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   8.76 MiB/s |   70.05 Mbps  | ping 193.414ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :  15.24 MiB/s |  121.89 Mbps  | ping 134.463ms


 Benchmark finished in 127 seconds

Global Latency Test

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Query: ping 173.255.193.34, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 173.255.193.34 – ARIN /20 AS63949 AKAMAI-LINODE-AP – United States, Texas, Richardson

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Mon 08 Apr 2024 12:14:40 AM UTC

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Akamai Connected Cloud (173.255.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: US)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Yes (Region: US)
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: US)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   US
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Dallas, TX 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Dallas, TX  
 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 (2600:3c00::*:*) 

============[ 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:                           Dallas, TX 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Dallas, TX  
 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 Dallas AMD EPYC 7713 Dedicated Virtual Machine Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

Linode Akamai USA Dallas AMD EPYC 7713 Dedicated Virtual Machine Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

Linode Akamai USA Dallas AMD EPYC 7713 Dedicated Virtual Machine Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

Linode Akamai USA Dallas AMD EPYC 7713 Dedicated Virtual Machine Test and Review

To begin with, the Cloud Manager allows you to deploy and manage virtual machines. Whether setting up a game server or deploying an open-source JavaScript run-time environment, the Cloud Manager makes it quick and easy.

Next, the Cloud Manager enables you to configure networking. This means you can effortlessly deploy resources across the network and add cloud storage volumes or buckets, all from a single user interface.

Furthermore, the Cloud Manager provides control over user accounts. You can share access to your Linodes with your team by adding multiple users. The controls are configurable for each user, giving you more control over your Linode services.

Another noteworthy feature is the advanced search. This tool helps 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 supports self-serve migrations. This feature allows you to move your infrastructure between data centers conveniently.

Moreover, the Cloud Manager offers real-time analytics tracking. This feature monitors the performance of your CPU, memory, and network bandwidth, both per process and in aggregate.

Server Pricing

Linode Akamai USA Dallas AMD EPYC 7713 Dedicated Virtual Machine Test and Review

Linode uses a hybrid hourly billing model. This simple and flexible model 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.

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

Payments

To start with, Linode accepts a variety of payment methods. You can make payments using all major credit cards, including those issued by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and UnionPay. Additionally, Linode supports payments through Google Pay and PayPal, providing flexibility and convenience for users.

Moreover, every paid service Linode offers has a predictable monthly rate (called the 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.

Furthermore, Linode uses a monthly billing cycle. An invoice is automatically generated on the first day of each month and includes the previous month’s usage. If your services stay the same month over month, your bill remains predictable. You are never billed more than the monthly rate for each service, excluding network transfer overages.

Coupon

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Customer Support

Linode offers 24/7/365 no-tier customer support. This means you can reach out to them at any time of the day, any day of the year. They have a highly-trained team of professionals ready to answer your questions and solve your issues.

Next, Linode provides multiple ways for you to contact their support team. You can call them on their support line, available day and night. The phone numbers are 855-454-6633 for the U.S. and +1-609-380-7100 for global calls.

Moreover, you can email them at [email protected] if you prefer to write. This is particularly useful if you need help recovering your account credentials or have a general inquiry.

In addition to phone and email support, Linode also offers community support. You can review online forums for questions and answers from enthusiasts, experts, and their support team. This is a great way to learn from other’s experiences and find solutions to common problems.

Conclusion

Starting with the basics, our I/O speed tests showed magnificent numbers across the board, averaging 1331.2 MB/s, well into the excellent range. Our global network tests also painted a pretty impressive picture. With speeds peaking at 4208.99 Mbps for uploads and 20936.24 Mbps for downloads in different locations, the server demonstrated its ability to handle hefty data demands easily.

The Yabs performance bench revealed the server’s robust handling of mixed read/write operations, with disk speeds touching the sky at 10.59 GB/s for larger block sizes. Similarly, the Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test gave us a single-core score of 1158 and a multi-core score of 1472, placing it in the “good” category and confirming the server’s solid processing power.

UnixBench results further underlined the server’s CPU performance prowess, with the system benchmarks index score rocketing to an impressive 1869.4 when running parallel tests. This indicates the server’s ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks without breaking a sweat.

In conclusion, the Linode Akamai USA Dallas Dedicated CPU VPS Server is a top-tier choice for high-performing, reliable server solutions. Its exceptional I/O speeds, strong global network performance, and robust processing power make it a formidable option for handling the most demanding online applications and websites. Whether you’re looking to host a busy e-commerce site or a resource-intensive application, this server promises the speed, power, and reliability needed to do the job with flying colors.

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

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