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 tested the Linode Akamai USA Dallas Dedicated Virtual Machine, which runs on an AMD EPYC 7542 32-core Processor. It features 2 CPU cores, 4 GB RAM, 80 GB SSD storage, a 4 Gbps internet port, and 4 TB traffic, and includes IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

Our review covers several tests:

  • Performance Metrics: We used Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark.
  • Network Speed: We conducted a Global Node Test to check speeds from various locations.
  • Latency Measurement: We performed a Global Ping Test.
  • Media Accessibility: We ran The Media Unlock Test.
  • Connection Quality: We used the CloudFlare Internet Test.
  • Website Performance: We evaluated web performance with PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix.

About Linode

Imagine running a high-traffic website, a machine learning application, or a data analytics processing system. It would be best to have a powerful, reliable, and efficient infrastructure solution. That’s where Linode Dedicated CPU instances come into play.

These instances are virtual machines that provide you with dedicated CPU resources. What does this mean? Well, their vCPU cores are guaranteed and competition-free. This means there are no surprises or CPU-related performance degradation. Knowing others won’t impact your performance, you can confidently run your production applications.

Now, let’s discuss the benefits of using Linode Dedicated CPU instances. First and foremost, they offer consistent performance. You can run workloads that require full-duty work (100% CPU daily) without CPU contention. This is perfect for applications that require 100% sustained CPU usage.

Secondly, Linode-dedicated CPU instances provide predictable performance. With these instances, you can run latency-sensitive applications with peace of mind. The hypervisor resources for these instances are not shared. The vCPU threads are assigned exclusively to cores and SMT threads on the hypervisor.

Another advantage is the flexibility they offer. You can resize an existing instance into a Dedicated CPU plan anytime. This means you can easily scale up or down based on your needs.

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

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

 CPU Model          : AMD EPYC 7542 32-Core Processor
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 2899.994 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 (219.7 MB Used)
 Total Swap         : 512.0 MB (0 Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 10 min
 Load average       : 0.26, 0.17, 0.09
 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) : 1.2 GB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 1.4 GB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 1.4 GB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 1365.3 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    3997.71 Mbps      8833.84 Mbps        0.95 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  2810.25 Mbps      6401.89 Mbps        29.04 ms    
 Dallas, US       3995.47 Mbps      10480.31 Mbps       0.84 ms     
 Montreal, CA     835.67 Mbps       921.18 Mbps         39.48 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    602.75 Mbps       5963.05 Mbps        112.06 ms   
 Shanghai, CN     448.36 Mbps       4454.42 Mbps        180.47 ms   
 Chongqing, CN    0.45 Mbps         0.49 Mbps           237.37 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     421.20 Mbps       4138.75 Mbps        187.92 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       337.14 Mbps       3257.36 Mbps        251.93 ms   
 Singapore, SG    102.19 Mbps       24.95 Mbps          195.22 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        366.66 Mbps       5447.06 Mbps        137.82 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 24 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-05-31 00:12:14 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 16 minutes
Processor  : AMD EPYC 7542 32-Core Processor
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2899.994 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       | 135.06 MB/s  (33.7k) | 1.67 GB/s    (26.1k)
Write      | 135.41 MB/s  (33.8k) | 1.68 GB/s    (26.3k)
Total      | 270.47 MB/s  (67.6k) | 3.35 GB/s    (52.4k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 2.23 GB/s     (4.3k) | 2.39 GB/s     (2.3k)
Write      | 2.35 GB/s     (4.5k) | 2.55 GB/s     (2.4k)
Total      | 4.58 GB/s     (8.9k) | 4.94 GB/s     (4.8k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 1.46 Gbits/sec  | 1.67 Gbits/sec  | 109 ms         
Eranium         | Amsterdam, NL (100G)      | 1.28 Gbits/sec  | 1.49 Gbits/sec  | --             
Telia           | Helsinki, FI (10G)        | busy            | busy            | 125 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 653 Mbits/sec   | 793 Mbits/sec   | 219 ms         
Leaseweb        | Singapore, SG (10G)       | 657 Mbits/sec   | 513 Mbits/sec   | 207 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 4.29 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 31.9 ms        
Leaseweb        | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 4.26 Gbits/sec  | 4.72 Gbits/sec  | 40.5 ms        
Edgoo           | Sao Paulo, BR (1G)        | 1.13 Gbits/sec  | 1.33 Gbits/sec  | 138 ms         

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 1.45 Gbits/sec  | 1.63 Gbits/sec  | 108 ms         
Eranium         | Amsterdam, NL (100G)      | busy            | busy            | --             
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 583 Mbits/sec   | 758 Mbits/sec   | 219 ms         
Leaseweb        | Singapore, SG (10G)       | 682 Mbits/sec   | 830 Mbits/sec   | 207 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | busy            | busy            | 32.0 ms        
Leaseweb        | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 4.25 Gbits/sec  | 4.67 Gbits/sec  | 40.8 ms        
Edgoo           | Sao Paulo, BR (1G)        | 1.12 Gbits/sec  | 1.33 Gbits/sec  | 138 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1267                          
Multi Core      | 1630                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/6328049

YABS completed in 20 min 42 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A Score Higher is Better

Benchmark Run: Fri May 31 2024 00:33:54 - 01:01:54
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       40892256.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     6763.3 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               5468.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1023512.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          276813.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2805940.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1763099.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 121168.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              10421.0 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  12657.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2031.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        1953751.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   40892256.5   3504.0
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       6763.3   1229.7
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5468.6   1271.8
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1023512.9   2584.6
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     276813.4   1672.6
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2805940.9   4837.8
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1763099.9   1417.3
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     121168.1    302.9
Process Creation                                126.0      10421.0    827.1
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      12657.3   2985.2
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2031.3   3385.4
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1953751.9   1302.5
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1688.1

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Fri May 31 2024 01:01:54 - 01:29:55
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       60886367.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    11974.8 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               8012.4 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1436595.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          387844.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       4104941.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             2516944.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 390444.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              20361.7 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  15379.9 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2072.2 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        2854231.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   60886367.4   5217.3
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      11974.8   2177.2
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       8012.4   1863.3
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1436595.4   3627.8
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     387844.7   2343.5
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    4104941.4   7077.5
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    2516944.6   2023.3
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     390444.8    976.1
Process Creation                                126.0      20361.7   1616.0
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      15379.9   3627.3
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2072.2   3453.7
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2854231.6   1902.8
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        2603.3

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

Looking Glass

Speed Test: http://speedtest.fremont.linode.com

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 862.07 MiB/s | 6896.55 Mbps  | ping   0.913ms
 Gdrive   :  12.80 KiB/s |    0.10 Mbps  | ping   1.819ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   3.54 MiB/s |   28.34 Mbps  | ping  29.376ms
 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     :   5.85 MiB/s |   46.80 Mbps  | ping  35.711ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  42.57 MiB/s |  340.57 Mbps  | ping  52.970ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  99.90 MiB/s |  799.20 Mbps  | ping   0.892ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  56.82 MiB/s |  454.55 Mbps  | ping  39.855ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  57.66 MiB/s |  461.27 Mbps  | ping  38.389ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  87.82 MiB/s |  702.52 Mbps  | ping  16.079ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  21.13 MiB/s |  169.08 Mbps  | ping 107.226ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  15.45 KiB/s |    0.12 Mbps  | ping 119.490ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     209 B/s |      N/A       | ping 126.953ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :   5.12 MiB/s |   40.92 Mbps  | ping 117.425ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     409 B/s |      N/A       | ping 129.586ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     364 B/s |      N/A       | ping 110.215ms
 Online, France               :  18.50 MiB/s |  148.00 Mbps  | ping 108.776ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :      38 B/s |      N/A       | ping 131.127ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   9.69 MiB/s |   77.55 Mbps  | ping 192.006ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     163 B/s |      N/A       | ping 267.703ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   6.49 MiB/s |   51.90 Mbps  | ping 148.362ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 302.97 KiB/s |    2.37 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :   1.29 MiB/s |   10.34 Mbps  | ping 212.301ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :  12.48 MiB/s |   99.81 Mbps  | ping 132.606ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   8.68 MiB/s |   69.43 Mbps  | ping 196.283ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  : 389.22 KiB/s |    3.04 Mbps  | ping 133.933ms


 Benchmark finished in 133 seconds

Global Latency Test

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

Query: ping 66.228.53.209, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 66.228.53.209 – ARIN /21 AS63949 AKAMAI-LINODE-AP – United States, Texas, Richardson [hosting]

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Fri 31 May 2024 12:03:16 AM UTC

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Akamai Connected Cloud (66.228.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: US)
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Yes (Region: US)
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: US)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   US
 YouTube CDN:                           Dallas, TX 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Dallas, TX  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        USD
 ChatGPT:                               Only Available with Web Browser
 Bing Region:                           US
 Wikipedia Editability:                 No
 Instagram Licensed Audio:              Yes
 ---Forum---
 Reddit:                                No
=======================================


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Akamai Connected Cloud (2600:3c00::*:*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Failed (Network Connection)
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Unsupported
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Failed (Network Connection)
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   Failed
 YouTube CDN:                           Dallas, TX 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Dallas, TX  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        Failed (Network Connection)
 ChatGPT:                               No
 Bing Region:                           US
 Wikipedia Editability:                 No
 Instagram Licensed Audio:              No
 ---Forum---
 Reddit:                                Failed (Network Connection)
=======================================
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

The Linode Cloud Manager is a user-friendly interface that allows you to deploy and manage virtual machines. It’s like your personal command center, giving you control over your infrastructure. The Cloud Manager offers real-time analytics tracking. You can monitor the performance of your CPU, memory, and network bandwidth.

One of the standout features is the ability to assign SSH keys and deploy resources across the network. You can also add cloud storage volumes or buckets from a single UI. It’s like having a magic wand that can shape your infrastructure with a few clicks.

The Cloud Manager supports self-serve migrations. This means you can conveniently move your infrastructure between data centers. It’s like having a moving truck at your disposal, ready to transport your resources whenever you need them.

The Cloud Manager also offers 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 up and running on your Linodes. It’s like having a personal assistant to set up your applications quickly.

Another noteworthy feature is the advanced search. This 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. It’s like having a search dog that can instantly sniff your resources.

Server Pricing

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

In terms of pricing, Linode offers competitive plans for a wide variety of use cases. You can match your workload to the right plan, ensuring you get the best value for your money. Linode-dedicated CPU instances also come with a range of technical specifications. These include dedicated vCPU cores ranging from 2-64 cores, memory from 4 GB – 512 GB, SSD Storage from 80 GB – 7200 GB, and transfer from 4-12 TB. They also offer dedicated IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

Moreover, Linode provides transparent and uncomplicated pricing structures and billing policies. 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. It’s like having a clear and straightforward pricing menu that you can easily understand.

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

Payments

Linode accepts a variety of payment methods. These include all major credit cards, Google Pay, and PayPal. This means you can choose the payment method that suits you best.

They allow you to make a one-time payment. You can manually add funds to your account at any time. These manual payments can be used to pay an outstanding balance or prepay for future services. It’s like having a personal bank teller that can help you manage your payments.

But what if you want to automate your payments? Well, Linode has got you covered. When an invoice is generated, the default payment method on the account is automatically charged within a few hours. It’s like having a personal accountant who takes care of your bills.

In terms of billing, Linode uses a hybrid hourly billing model. This model is simple and flexible. It allows you to continuously 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. It’s like having a financial advisor who helps you manage your expenses.

Coupon

Free trial with a $100 credit for 60 days

Get started with Linode and enjoy a free 60-day trial if you qualify. Just enter your credit card to confirm who you are—no charges, no bills during the trial. Dive into Linode’s powerful cloud hosting with this great offer now!

Customer Support

Linode offers 24/7/365 no-tier customer support. They provide multiple channels for you to reach out. You can call them at their support line, available day and night. The U.S. number is 855-454-6633, and the global number is +1-609-380-7100. It’s like having a direct line to a team of experts.

But what if you prefer to write? Well, Linode has got you covered. You can email them at [email protected]. They can assist if you need help recovering your account credentials or have a general inquiry. It’s like having a pen pal who’s an expert in cloud services.

In addition, Linode offers community support. You can review online forums for questions and answers from enthusiasts, experts, and their support team. It’s like being part of a community passionate about cloud services.

Moreover, Linode provides a ticketing system. Their award-winning service team has no tiers, bots, or hand-offs, just highly-trained professionals who answer your questions and solve your issues. You can create a ticket if you have any issues. It’s like having a dedicated team ready to solve your problems.

Conclusion

In our Basic Bench tests, the Linode Akamai VM demonstrated outstanding I/O speeds, averaging 1365.3 MB/s across three runs, indicating excellent performance. Network speeds were equally impressive, with download speeds in Dallas hitting 10,480.31 Mbps and latency as low as 0.84 ms. Performance in other locations varied, but the network capabilities were strong overall, particularly within the United States.

The Yabs tests highlighted the server’s exceptional disk speed, with read and write speeds peaking at 2.55 GB/s and 2.39 GB/s for larger block sizes, respectively. These results confirm the server’s efficient handling of mixed read/write tasks, making it suitable for data-intensive applications.

The Geekbench 6 Benchmark presented the server’s processing power with single-core scores of 1267 and multi-core scores of 1630, indicating good performance standards for both single-threaded and multi-threaded applications. UnixBench further validated these results, reflecting robust CPU and file handling capabilities, with a particularly high score in the File Copy and Shell Scripts tests.

In conclusion, the Linode Akamai USA Dallas VM stands out with its excellent I/O speeds, strong network performance, and reliable CPU capabilities. This server is highly suitable for tasks that demand high throughput and low latency, making it a solid choice for businesses seeking robust and efficient hosting solutions.

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

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