Paperspace United States California High Performance Virtual Machine VPS Test and Review

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Paperspace United States California High Performance Virtual Machine VPS Test and Review

In this evaluation round, our subject is the High-Performance Shared vCPU VPS Server provided by Paperspace in Santa Clara, California, United States. It’s powered by the dynamic Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v4 @ 2.10GHz processor and possesses 2 CPU cores, complemented by 4 GB of RAM and 50 GB of SSD storage. Not to mention, the server comes with the perk of unlimited traffic and a single IPv4.

Our tests:

The Basic Benchmark, Unix Benchmark, and Yabs form the skeleton of our examination to yield essential system metrics. In network evaluation, the Global Node Test offers a comprehensive analysis. Latency gets its limelight via the Global Ping Test to ensure real-time responsiveness.

To understand the broader applicability of the server, we put regional accessibility through its paces with the Media Unlock Test. The quality of the connection is gauged using the comprehensive CloudFlare Internet Test. Lastly, we employ industry standards such as PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix Performance to ascertain web performance.

This extensive test suite offers deep insights into the overall server performance, ensuring a holistic view of its capability and suitability for various applications.

About Paperspace

Paperspace is a platform for AI developers that provides the speed and scale needed to take AI models from concept to production. It offers accelerated cloud computing focused on simplicity, speed, and affordability. With Paperspace, developers can launch a Notebook to build a proof of concept, train or fine-tune models with machines, and convert models into scalable API endpoints.

Paperspace offers infinite computing at your fingertips with instance access to blazing-fast GPU and IPUs with a world-class developer experience. It also offers low-cost GPUs with per-second billing, allowing you to save up to 70% on compute costs compared to the major public clouds or buying your servers. With on-demand pricing, you only pay for what you use and can easily change instance types anytime, so you always have access to the mix of cost and performance you need.

Paperspace also offers an ML platform called Gradient that enables individuals and teams to quickly develop, track, and collaborate on Machine Learning models of any size and complexity. Gradient offers simple, flexible pricing with platform plans for individuals, teams, and enterprises. With Gradient, you can create a free account to explore the Paperspace platform or choose from one of the paid plans that offer additional features such as private projects, more storage, faster free GPUs, and expert support.

Paperspace is growing fast. It is based in NYC and has team members worldwide. Users have received praise for its ease of use, pricing and instance availability transparency, system information graphs, and the ability to mount additional storage with public machine-learning datasets for free. Paperspace is a powerful, no-fuss environment that “just works” for AI developers.

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

Looking Glass

Test IPv4: 64.62.255.1

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

 CPU Model          : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v4 @ 2.10GHz
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 2100.056 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 20480 KB
 AES-NI             : Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : Disabled
 Total Disk         : 49.1 GB (4.0 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 3.8 GB (201.3 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 8 min
 Load average       : 0.06, 0.05, 0.03
 OS                 : Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.15.0-70-generic
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : Xen-DomU
 IPv4/IPv6          : Online / Offline
 Organization       : AS394996 47-2339071
 Location           : Santa Clara / US
 Region             : California
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 I/O Speed(1st run) : 349 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 368 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 465 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 394.0 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    890.15 Mbps       789.39 Mbps         1.84 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  7306.07 Mbps      5553.43 Mbps        10.69 ms    
 Dallas, US       1927.00 Mbps      2450.72 Mbps        42.93 ms    
 Montreal, CA     606.40 Mbps       936.80 Mbps         76.24 ms    
 Paris, FR        539.85 Mbps       4213.73 Mbps        152.57 ms   
 Amsterdam, NL    566.08 Mbps       2400.83 Mbps        148.82 ms   
 Nanjing, CN      562.99 Mbps       3083.90 Mbps        138.34 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     4.70 Mbps         2.64 Mbps           167.90 ms   
 Singapore, SG    455.51 Mbps       1389.19 Mbps        178.70 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        596.16 Mbps       3256.55 Mbps        107.55 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 4 min 52 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-08-26 03:30:52 UTC

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

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Hurricane Electric LLC
ASN        : AS394996 47-2339071
Location   : Brooklyn, New York (NY)
Country    : United States

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 78.14 MB/s   (19.5k) | 346.75 MB/s   (5.4k)
Write      | 78.35 MB/s   (19.5k) | 348.58 MB/s   (5.4k)
Total      | 156.49 MB/s  (39.1k) | 695.34 MB/s  (10.8k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 364.73 MB/s    (712) | 359.40 MB/s    (350)
Write      | 384.11 MB/s    (750) | 383.34 MB/s    (374)
Total      | 748.84 MB/s   (1.4k) | 742.74 MB/s    (724)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 27.5 Mbits/sec  | 33.9 Mbits/sec  | 139 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 1.37 Gbits/sec  | 1.07 Gbits/sec  | 143 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 1.16 Gbits/sec  | 1.09 Gbits/sec  | 147 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 756 Mbits/sec   | 557 Mbits/sec   | 241 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 2.51 Gbits/sec  | 511 Mbits/sec   | 71.7 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 107 Mbits/sec   | 171 Mbits/sec   | 37.5 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 344 Mbits/sec   | 560 Mbits/sec   | 10.5 ms        

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 911                           
Multi Core      | 1575                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/2390781

YABS completed in 14 min 44 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Sat Aug 26 2023 05:41:23 - 06:09:25
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       31449021.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     6004.5 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               2582.2 lps   (29.6 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        743569.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          196079.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2017201.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1022637.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 101553.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               5333.7 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   6225.8 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1286.9 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         676937.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   31449021.9   2694.9
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       6004.5   1091.7
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       2582.2    600.5
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     743569.3   1877.7
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     196079.3   1184.8
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2017201.8   3477.9
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1022637.0    822.1
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     101553.5    253.9
Process Creation                                126.0       5333.7    423.3
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       6225.8   1468.4
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1286.9   2144.9
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     676937.6    451.3
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1046.1

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Sat Aug 26 2023 06:09:25 - 06:37:31
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       61295381.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    11923.4 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               4621.3 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1188141.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          343368.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2635431.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1967586.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 308463.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              16060.4 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   9743.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1364.6 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        1203730.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   61295381.5   5252.4
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      11923.4   2167.9
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       4621.3   1074.7
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1188141.5   3000.4
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     343368.8   2074.7
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2635431.8   4543.8
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1967586.6   1581.7
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     308463.7    771.2
Process Creation                                126.0      16060.4   1274.6
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       9743.7   2298.0
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1364.6   2274.3
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1203730.5    802.5
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1903.1

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

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 236.08 MiB/s | 1888.65 Mbps  | ping   1.423ms
 Gdrive   :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping   2.016ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   7.96 MiB/s |   63.70 Mbps  | ping  74.008ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   : 104.68 MiB/s |  837.43 Mbps  | ping   1.725ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  30.15 MiB/s |  241.17 Mbps  | ping  70.638ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  36.52 MiB/s |  292.19 Mbps  | ping  53.781ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  33.58 KiB/s |    0.26 Mbps  | ping 151.596ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :   6.83 MiB/s |   54.67 Mbps  | ping 166.633ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  14.29 MiB/s |  114.32 Mbps  | ping 141.954ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     476 B/s |      N/A       | ping 156.469ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     535 B/s |      N/A       | ping 145.829ms
 Online, France               :  12.25 MiB/s |   98.02 Mbps  | ping 143.372ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     224 B/s |      N/A       | ping 160.928ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     283 B/s |      N/A       | ping 172.392ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   3.39 MiB/s |   27.08 Mbps  | ping 187.304ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 606.26 KiB/s |    4.74 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 587.93 KiB/s |    4.59 Mbps  | ping 189.754ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :  15.44 MiB/s |  123.51 Mbps  | ping 107.552ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   6.65 MiB/s |   53.17 Mbps  | ping 214.436ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!


 Benchmark finished in 116 seconds

Global Latency Test

Paperspace United States California High Performance Virtual Machine VPS Test and Review Paperspace United States California High Performance Virtual Machine VPS Test and Review

Query: ping 65.19.132.109, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 65.19.132.109 – ARIN /24 AS394996 PAPERSPACE – United States, California, Moraga

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Sat Aug 26 03:55:09 AM UTC 2023

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Hurricane Electric (65.19.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  No
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               Yes (Region: US)
 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:                 San Jose, CA  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        USD
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
=======================================
No IPv6 Connectivity Found, Abort IPv6 Testing...

Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

Paperspace United States California High Performance Virtual Machine VPS Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

Paperspace United States California High Performance Virtual Machine VPS Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

Paperspace United States California High Performance Virtual Machine VPS Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

Paperspace United States California High Performance Virtual Machine VPS Test and Review

Paperspace Core is an innovative platform designed to seamlessly build and run high-performing, accelerated applications across Linux or Windows environments. By harnessing Core, users avail themselves of limitless computing vigor and storage capacity, making it a perfect fit for applications steeped in demanding tasks. Its fundamental assets are modifiable machines, inherently scalable, and versatile across storage and networking configurations.

Unpacking the powers of Core reveals a diverse set of features:

  • Various operating system options and custom templates are provided to cater to every unique requirement.
  • It houses one of the globe’s most extensive and economically efficient suite of GPU machines.
  • Powers expand across three strategic data center regions, ensuring global connectivity and accessibility.
  • Users can manage and coordinate activities through the Teams feature.
  • Enjoy free, unlimited bandwidth for seamless, unrestrained operations.
  • A highly functional API is available for automating tasks, making user interaction smoother and more efficient.

As for storage needs, Core offers diverse solutions, equipping users to regulate public and private network traffic and share data securely across nodes.

Operational support forms an integral component of Core, maintained round-the-clock by a globally distributed team of adept engineers. They offer assistance in resolving the unique regulatory compliance challenges that companies face.

Users gain unfettered control over their infrastructure by building on Core through the console or the Core API. It empowers one to upscale or downscale based on fluctuating needs and enables collaborative work within the Paperspace platform. Core dynamically synchs with your project’s growth, allowing storage expansion and effortless teamwork.

Server Pricing

Paperspace United States California High Performance Virtual Machine VPS Test and Review

Paperspace Core stands out as a versatile platform designed to foster the creation and deployment of high-speed applications on both Linux and Windows systems.

Furnished with limitless computing prowess and unrestricted storage, it aptly caters to even the most computationally intensive applications. A monthly subscription to Core starts at a competitive rate of $268.

Additionally, you can opt for the Core – M4000 machine, which is billed hourly for $0.45. This flexibility makes it an attractive choice for varied project durations.

Getting started with Paperspace Core is easy! Here are the steps you can follow to get started:

  1. Sign Up: When creating a Paperspace account, you can sign up with an email address or your GitHub or Google account.
  2. Select the Core product: When logging into Paperspace, select Core from the product dropdown.
  3. Start Building: When you build on Core, you fully control your infrastructure using the console or the Core API. You can expand your project with more storage when needed, scale up or down as your needs change, and collaborate with others from within our platform.

In their Quick Start guide, you can find more information about starting with Paperspace Core.

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

Coupon

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Customer Support

Paperspace provides two levels of support: Standard and Enterprise. Standard support is free for all customers and includes ticket-based support that is accessible seven days a week. Enterprise support is available by contract and includes technical infrastructure assistance, best-effort third-party software support, and a team of customer success managers. If you are a business that requires enterprise-level support, you can contact the Paperspace Customer Success team.

To open a ticket for account questions and technical problems, you can use the ticket form available on the Paperspace website. Before submitting a ticket, it is recommended to check the Paperspace status page to see if a system-wide issue causes the problem, search for answers using Paperspace Docs search or browse their forum, and include relevant information in your ticket, such as explaining what you want to do and what you expect to happen, describing the problem as precisely as possible, including any error messages, and attaching screenshots where it makes sense.

You can also contact Paperspace for general inquiries by emailing them at [email protected].

Conclusion

The server scored significantly in the I/O Speed tests, recording an average speed of 394.0 MB/s across three runs. Furthermore, it displayed efficient performance in download and upload speeds in different locations worldwide, with an absolute maximum of 7306.07 Mbps upload speed in Los Angeles and 4213.73 Mbps download speed in Paris.

The disk speed tests executed with fio (flexible I/O tester) revealed a balanced Read/Write distribution with results demonstrating 78.14MB/s Read and 78.35 MB/s Write for a 4k block size (IOPS). The Mixed R/W 50/50 test showed robust performance with a Total speed of 156.49 MB/s (4k Block Size, IOPS) and 748.84 MB/s (512k Block Size, IOPS).

The server flaunted respectable scores in the Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test with single and multi-core scores at 911 and 1575, respectively. Through the UnixBench tests, the server exhibited excellent strengths in various areas. Notably, the system benchmarks index score for the first run was 1046.1, escalating to a higher value of 1903.1 in the second run, running two parallel copies of tests.

In conclusion, the robust read/write speeds and lofty benchmark scores make Paperspace’s High-Performance Shared vCPU VPS Server a standout performer. It provides a strong case in its favor, demonstrating high efficiency and impressive performance in several areas, suggesting its suitability to handle demanding computational tasks seamlessly. Notably, the server’s significant strides in various locations underscore its global network strength and the promise of assured performance, regardless of the user’s geographical location.

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

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