TensorDock USA Kansas City Hourly Cloud CPU-only Virtual Machine Test and Review

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TensorDock USA Kansas City Hourly Cloud CPU-only Virtual Machine Test and Review

We recently tested the TensorDock USA Kansas City Hourly Cloud CPU-only Virtual Machine, equipped with an Intel Xeon Gold 6238R CPU @ 2.20GHz. It features 2 CPU cores, 4 GB of RAM, 20 GB NVMe SSD storage, a 1 Gbps internet port, and one IPv4 address.

Here’s what we tested:

  • Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark to check performance.
  • Global Node Test to see network speeds from different locations.
  • Global Ping Test for measuring latency.
  • Media Unlock Test for media access.
  • CloudFlare Internet Test is used to check connection quality.
  • PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix for web performance reviews.

About TensorDock

TensorDock is a platform that provides easy, affordable, and scalable cloud GPUs. It’s a marketplace that connects customers to the best available computing resources. Whether you are looking for secure, cutting-edge hardware at tier 3/4 data centers or converted mining rigs hosted by mining farms, TensorDock has got you covered.

Now, let’s talk about the affordability. TensorDock prides itself on offering the industry’s greatest hardware at 70 to 90% cheaper prices than competitors. Imagine having access to top-notch hardware without breaking the bank! Moreover, TensorDock offers even more savings for those who lock in a long-term contract.

Transitioning to the topic of performance, TensorDock doesn’t compromise. It offers highly-performant servers that run workloads faster on the same GPU types than the big clouds. This means you can expect your tasks to be completed swiftly and efficiently.

But what makes TensorDock truly stand out is its versatility. It caters to many users, from cloud gamers to researchers. For instance, airgpu uses TensorDock’s API to deploy Windows virtual machines for cloud gamers. On the other hand, researchers from Florida State University use TensorDock’s A40s and A6000s to work with GAN networks.

TensorDock also supports creative endeavors. ELBO.ai, for example, uses TensorDock’s reliable and secure GPU cloud to generate art. Similarly, Creative uses TensorDock’s Windows GPU servers with Adobe software to render logo animations.

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

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

 CPU Model          : Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6238R CPU @ 2.20GHz
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 2200.073 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 16384 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✓ Enabled
 Total Disk         : 19.3 GB (4.0 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 3.8 GB (315.4 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 28 min
 Load average       : 0.33, 0.19, 0.33
 OS                 : Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.15.0-105-generic
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✗ Offline
 Organization       : AS11320 LightEdge Solutions
 Location           : Overland Park / US
 Region             : Kansas
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 I/O Speed(1st run) : 377 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 460 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 434 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 423.7 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    8326.96 Mbps      6504.57 Mbps        5.18 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  2109.24 Mbps      3335.93 Mbps        38.78 ms    
 Dallas, US       7225.93 Mbps      5450.74 Mbps        12.10 ms    
 Montreal, CA     874.05 Mbps       909.31 Mbps         40.67 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    774.26 Mbps       2364.40 Mbps        112.33 ms   
 Chongqing, CN    3.14 Mbps         0.25 Mbps           342.77 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     4.53 Mbps         0.31 Mbps           208.63 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       331.19 Mbps       1745.99 Mbps        226.07 ms   
 Singapore, SG    97.71 Mbps        24.32 Mbps          204.60 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        469.87 Mbps       2811.31 Mbps        143.23 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 0 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-06-30 00:30:14 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 33 minutes
Processor  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6238R CPU @ 2.20GHz
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2200.073 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 3.8 GiB
Swap       : 0.0 KiB
Disk       : 19.3 GiB
Distro     : Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS
Kernel     : 5.15.0-105-generic
VM Type    : QEMU
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ❌ Offline

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : LightEdge Solutions
ASN        : AS11320 LightEdge Solutions
Host       : LightEdge Solutions, Inc.
Location   : Des Moines, Iowa (IA)
Country    : United States

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 243.08 MB/s  (60.7k) | 1.39 GB/s    (21.7k)
Write      | 243.72 MB/s  (60.9k) | 1.39 GB/s    (21.8k)
Total      | 486.80 MB/s (121.7k) | 2.78 GB/s    (43.5k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 1.74 GB/s     (3.4k) | 1.79 GB/s     (1.7k)
Write      | 1.84 GB/s     (3.5k) | 1.91 GB/s     (1.8k)
Total      | 3.59 GB/s     (7.0k) | 3.70 GB/s     (3.6k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 1.72 Gbits/sec  | 830 Mbits/sec   | 94.5 ms        
Eranium         | Amsterdam, NL (100G)      | 1.64 Gbits/sec  | 1.86 Gbits/sec  | 99.1 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 715 Mbits/sec   | 295 Mbits/sec   | 200 ms         
Leaseweb        | Singapore, SG (10G)       | 552 Mbits/sec   | 691 Mbits/sec   | 241 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 4.27 Gbits/sec  | 1.41 Gbits/sec  | 40.4 ms        
Leaseweb        | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 5.40 Gbits/sec  | 5.27 Gbits/sec  | 30.9 ms        
Edgoo           | Sao Paulo, BR (1G)        | 831 Mbits/sec   | 476 Mbits/sec   | 137 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
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Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1064                          
Multi Core      | 1901                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/6723656

YABS completed in 12 min 31 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A Score Higher is Better

Benchmark Run: Sun Jun 30 2024 00:52:18 - 01:20:22
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       37082370.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     5894.0 MWIPS (9.8 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               3274.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1229654.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          335553.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       3463775.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1987032.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  55619.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               6912.0 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   9460.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1832.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        1913658.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   37082370.2   3177.6
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       5894.0   1071.6
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       3274.5    761.5
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1229654.7   3105.2
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     335553.0   2027.5
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    3463775.7   5972.0
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1987032.0   1597.3
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      55619.6    139.0
Process Creation                                126.0       6912.0    548.6
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       9460.4   2231.2
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1832.1   3053.5
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1913658.7   1275.8
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1471.7

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Benchmark Run: Sun Jun 30 2024 01:20:22 - 01:48:28
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       73595378.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    11773.5 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               5600.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1765469.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          485032.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       4996171.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             3860481.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 380163.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              16260.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  14353.9 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1946.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        2997729.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   73595378.6   6306.4
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      11773.5   2140.6
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5600.8   1302.5
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1765469.2   4458.3
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     485032.2   2930.7
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    4996171.1   8614.1
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    3860481.3   3103.3
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     380163.3    950.4
Process Creation                                126.0      16260.5   1290.5
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      14353.9   3385.3
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1946.3   3243.8
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2997729.1   1998.5
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        2721.8

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Global Latency Test

TensorDock USA Kansas City Hourly Cloud CPU-only Virtual Machine Test and Review TensorDock USA Kansas City Hourly Cloud CPU-only Virtual Machine Test and Review

Query: ping 64.247.206.141, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 64.247.206.141 – ARIN /20 AS11320 LIGHTEDGE-02 – United States [residential]

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 148.03 MiB/s | 1184.22 Mbps  | ping  13.194ms
 Gdrive   :   5.95 KiB/s |    0.05 Mbps  | ping  26.815ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :  14.97 MiB/s |  119.73 Mbps  | ping  35.297ms
 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     :   2.46 MiB/s |   19.65 Mbps  | ping  28.685ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :   1.45 MiB/s |   11.62 Mbps  | ping  42.665ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :   9.44 MiB/s |   75.51 Mbps  | ping  11.515ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  35.06 MiB/s |  280.45 Mbps  | ping  39.674ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  67.14 MiB/s |  537.15 Mbps  | ping  34.277ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  77.21 MiB/s |  617.64 Mbps  | ping  29.323ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  24.97 MiB/s |  199.73 Mbps  | ping  95.705ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  21.92 KiB/s |    0.17 Mbps  | ping 121.001ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     230 B/s |      N/A       | ping 108.236ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  22.66 MiB/s |  181.27 Mbps  | ping 103.876ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  23.04 MiB/s |  184.31 Mbps  | ping 102.170ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     297 B/s |      N/A       | ping 116.055ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     446 B/s |      N/A       | ping 119.671ms
 Online, France               :  21.75 MiB/s |  174.02 Mbps  | ping 101.491ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     224 B/s |      N/A       | ping 114.198ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   1.03 MiB/s |    8.25 Mbps  | ping 178.083ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     263 B/s |      N/A       | ping 200.565ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   5.44 MiB/s |   43.50 Mbps  | ping 140.375ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 555.68 KiB/s |    4.34 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 736.62 KiB/s |    5.75 Mbps  | ping 219.031ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   9.05 MiB/s |   72.42 Mbps  | ping 145.092ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   7.48 MiB/s |   59.82 Mbps  | ping 211.015ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :  12.58 MiB/s |  100.62 Mbps  | ping 143.129ms


 Benchmark finished in 115 seconds

CloudFlare Internet Test

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PageSpeed Insights

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GTmetrix Performance

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Media Unlock Test

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: US)
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Yes (Region: US)
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: US)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: US)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 Spotify Registration:                  Yes (Region: US)
 Instagram Licensed Audio:              Yes
 OneTrust Region:                       US [Unknown]
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   US
 Bing Region:                           US
 YouTube CDN:                           [KCIX] in [Kansas City, MO]
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Kansas City, MO
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
 Wikipedia Editability:                 Yes
 Google Search CAPTCHA Free:            Yes
 Steam Currency:                        USD
 ---Forum---
 Reddit:                                No
=======================================

Admin Control Panel

TensorDock USA Kansas City Hourly Cloud CPU-only Virtual Machine Test and Review

The Admin Control Dashboard is the nerve center of TensorDock. It’s where you can deploy a new GPU virtual machine. The dashboard is user-friendly and intuitive, making it easy for beginners to navigate.

One of the key features of the Admin Control Dashboard is its flexibility. You can choose from various graphics card models, from AI GPUs for Deep Learning by NVIDIA to Consumer-grade GPUs by NVIDIA. You can also select the GPU count, RAM, CPU count, and NVMe SSD.

The dashboard also allows you to select a location for your server. This feature ensures you can choose a location that best suits your needs, whether for latency, data sovereignty, or cost.

Another standout feature is the ability to select an operating system. TensorDock provides a variety of operating system templates, including TensorML 20 TensorFlow, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and Windows 10. This ensures you can choose an operating system that fits your project’s requirements.

In addition to these features, the Admin Control Dashboard allows you to set up a storefront. You can customize HTML for individual pages on the storefront, images/assets, domains, and more. This feature is particularly useful for those who want to monetize their servers.

Server Pricing

TensorDock USA Kansas City Hourly Cloud CPU-only Virtual Machine Test and Review

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

Payments

TensorDock operates on a prepaid model. This means you must deposit funds into your account before deploying virtual machines. These funds are then incrementally billed over time based on your usage of the virtual machines. It’s important to note that you must manually add more funds, as TensorDock does not automatically charge your card.

As for the payment methods, TensorDock currently accepts 3D Secure credit card payments via Stripe. For those interested in making larger deposits (more than $500), TensorDock can manually accept cryptocurrency payments. However, this option is only available after you have completed a Know Your Customer (KYC) check.

In terms of refunds, TensorDock does offer them, but it’s on a case-by-case basis. Each refund incurs a cost to TensorDock so that they can offer refunds of 97% of the remaining account balance. They encourage users to start small with a $5 deposit to test their services.

Lastly, for hosts who make over $600/year, payouts are sent at the end of each month and go straight into your bank account. Depending on your location, these payouts take 7-10 days to settle.

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Customer Support

TensorDock takes pride in its customer-centric approach. They offer multiple communication channels to ensure their customers can easily reach out to them.

Firstly, they have a dedicated email support system. Customers can send their queries or issues to [email protected]. The support team strives to resolve issues or answer questions within 48 hours23. However, response times can vary over weekends and holidays.

For sales-related inquiries, customers can reach out to [email protected]. A salesperson will respond within 24 hours. This is particularly useful if you need help comparing services.

TensorDock also offers a community support channel on Discord. Here, customers can chat directly with TensorDock staff and other users. This fosters a sense of community and allows for real-time interaction.

For a more personalized experience, customers can schedule a 15-minute video chat. After filling in the details, an appropriate company representative is automatically assigned.

Enterprise customers have the added benefit of live support via Slack. This feature is available upon request and provides synchronous communication.

Conclusion

Our Basic Benchmark tests checked I/O speeds and network performance. The average I/O speed was 423.7 MB/s, which is good but falls short of excellent. The upload and download speeds varied significantly across different locations. For instance, speeds in the US were very high, but connectivity to Asia was much slower, especially in Chongqing and Hong Kong.

The Yabs performance benchmark showed impressive disk speeds, particularly for read and write operations with large block sizes, scoring a total of 3.70 GB/s for 1m IOPS. This puts disk performance in the excellent category. Geekbench 6 results were solid: the single-core score hit 1064, categorized as good, while the multi-core score reached 1901, indicating above-average performance.

UnixBench tests further highlighted the server’s strong CPU performance. In single-core tests, it scored a System Benchmarks Index of 1471.7, which is robust. When utilizing both CPU cores, the score jumped to 2721.8, demonstrating the server’s efficiency in parallel processing.

Overall, the TensorDock USA Kansas City VM performed admirably across various metrics. Despite some latency issues with distant locations, the general performance was very strong, particularly for disk I/O and CPU benchmarks. This VM would be a good choice for users seeking reliable and speedy cloud computing resources in the USA.

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

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