Benchmarks [New Server]

Comprehensive test (1-2 hours) :-)


- Upload Test

- Random CacheFly Download Speed Test

- Quick & basic standard dd (data duplicator, part of Linux/UNIX kernel) test with different block sizes, using fdatasync mode to get as close to real-life accuracy within the dd test 'simple' capability

- Extensive disk I/O testing with fio:

- The classic and comprehensive UnixBench, which does several tests for memory bandwidth, disk I/O, speed, and more. You can read about the tests here:

They include the Dhrystone and Whetstone tests for low-level performance, Execl Throughput, Pipe-based Context Switching, Execl Throughput, Process call creation handling, System Overhead Calls and Shell Script performance. 

All the tests use ultra-precise timers to calculate. This benchmark is the full run, which goes through the above tests once with several iterations of each test - and then again with concurrent threads on all the CPU's and Hyperthreads (in our case 8, quad-core server with 4 hyper-thread). 

This can be seen in the link below under the UnixBench test scores. The performance increase from concurrency is obvious! ;) 

We ran these tests first ourselves, but serverscope has a nice python script that is open source which 'automates' or queues the tests and publishes them - so why not :D ? (

Benchmark, OVH: SP-32 - Location: Beauharnois, Montreal Canada, BHS6 Datacenter

Link to full and detailed results:

Test results for SP-32 Server - E3-1270v6 - 32GB at OWH

// Directly from the Server 

Server specs: 
8 × Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 v6 @ 3.80GHz 
32 GB  RAM / 432 GB disk space 
Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty
Beauharnois, Canada

Benchmark summary:
UnixBench - 7653.5
Disk Read - 18489 MB/s
Disk Write - 3849 MB/s
Bandwidth - 642.41 MB/s


Server Information

> Intel  Xeon E3-1270v6 Skylake, 3.8GHz/4.2GHz (hyperthread)

> 4c/8t - 3.8 GHz/4.2 GHz (cores / hyperthreading) 

> 32GB DDR4 ECC 2400 MHz Memory

> SoftRaid [RAID1] - 2 x 450GB Intel P3520 Series NVMe Flash Storage, SW RAID1 - mirrored)

> 500 Mbps Bandwidth (dedicated/month) on 1Gbps uplink