Benchmarking Servers Galore VPS- Melbourne Australia

Published by Vyas Amar on

My first impressions review for ryzen VPs by. Servers Galore a provider from Australia. They posted an exclusive offer on LowEndSpirit for their Melbourne, Australia location. Nathan from Servers Galore reached out to me and asked if I would like to test out a unit. Replying in the affirmative was a no brainer, because a Ryzen VPS with NVme disks is always a pleasure to test out.

Yesterday I had posted about limiting the number of benchmark tests I would be running starting next month. As luck would have it, I ended up adding one more to the list of servers to run the tests. This is a test unit for 24 hours, therefore I will limit my comments to the first impressions based on the VPS performance.

Account Setup

Setting up the account was easy- though the recapcha did not show up on my browser (Firefox) which prevented me from setting up the account. Using Safari solved the problem. Once the confirmation mail was received, I messaged Nathan, who set up this test unit for me.

Running the Benchmarking Tests on VPS

Running benchmark tests on Servers Galore VPS. Blog of Amar Vyas
Running benchmark tests on Servers Galore VPS

The test machine I was provided had the following specifications

[email protected]:/tmp# free -m
total used free shared buff/cache available
Mem: 3936 78 3373 2 484 3638
Swap: 511 0 511;
[email protected]:/tmp# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev 1.9G 0 1.9G 0% /dev
tmpfs 394M 564K 394M 1% /run
/dev/vda1 49G 2.0G 45G 5% /
tmpfs 2.0G 0 2.0G 0% /dev/shm
tmpfs 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
tmpfs 2.0G 0 2.0G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs 394M 0 394M 0% /run/user/1000
[email protected]:/tmp# lscpu
Architecture: x86_64
CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit
Vendor ID: AuthenticAMD
CPU family: 23
Model: 113
Model name: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core Processor
Stepping: 0
CPU MHz: 3792.870
BogoMIPS: 7585.74
Hypervisor vendor: KVM
Virtualization type: full
L1d cache: 128 KiB
L1i cache: 128 KiB
L2 cache: 1 MiB
L3 cache: 32 MiB

The operating system was Ubuntu 20.04 (not my first choice, my personal preference is Debian 10). Note this is not a criticism of the choice of OS, I was merely stating my preference. An apt-get update and a dist-upgrade later, I was ready to run the tests.

YABS or Yet Another Benchmarking Script

Sat 19 Dec 2020 01:32:01 AM GMT

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Processor  : AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core Processor
CPU cores  : 2 @ 3792.870 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
RAM        : 3.8 GiB
Swap       : 512.0 MiB
Disk       : 48.7 GiB

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 258.15 MB/s  (64.5k) | 3.79 GB/s    (59.3k)
Write      | 258.83 MB/s  (64.7k) | 3.81 GB/s    (59.6k)
Total      | 516.98 MB/s (129.2k) | 7.61 GB/s   (118.9k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 7.40 GB/s    (14.4k) | 4.70 GB/s     (4.5k)
Write      | 7.79 GB/s    (15.2k) | 5.02 GB/s     (4.9k)
Total      | 15.19 GB/s   (29.6k) | 9.73 GB/s     (9.5k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed     
                |                           |                 |                
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 383 Mbits/sec   | 268 Mbits/sec  
Online.net      | Paris, FR (10G)           | 332 Mbits/sec   | 257 Mbits/sec  
WorldStream     | The Netherlands (10G)     | 438 Mbits/sec   | 599 Mbits/sec  
Biznet          | Jakarta, Indonesia (1G)   | 587 Mbits/sec   | 267 Mbits/sec  
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 304 Mbits/sec   | 334 Mbits/sec  
Velocity Online | Tallahassee, FL, US (10G) | 164 Mbits/sec   | 200 Mbits/sec  
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 275 Mbits/sec   | 306 Mbits/sec  
Iveloz Telecom  | Sao Paulo, BR (2G)        | busy            | busy           

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed     
                |                           |                 |                
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 504 Mbits/sec   | 623 Mbits/sec  
Online.net      | Paris, FR (10G)           | 528 Mbits/sec   | 670 Mbits/sec  
WorldStream     | The Netherlands (10G)     | 533 Mbits/sec   | 573 Mbits/sec  
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 549 Mbits/sec   | 391 Mbits/sec  
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 642 Mbits/sec   | 300 Mbits/sec  

Geekbench 4 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 5777                          
Multi Core      | 10265                         
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/15946310

Geekbench 5 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1301                          
Multi Core      | 2459                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/5407839

nench.sh

-------------------------------------------------
 nench.sh v2019.07.20 -- https://git.io/nench.sh
 benchmark timestamp:    2020-12-19 02:44:48 UTC
-------------------------------------------------

Processor:    AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core Processor
CPU cores:    2
Frequency:    3792.870 MHz
RAM:          3.8Gi
Swap:         511Mi
Kernel:       Linux 5.4.0-28-generic x86_64

Disks:
vda     50G  HDD

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
    1.928 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
    3.888 seconds
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
    0.738 seconds

ioping: seek rate
    min/avg/max/mdev = 25.2 us / 39.6 us / 481.2 us / 6.55 us
ioping: sequential read speed
    generated 52.9 k requests in 5.00 s, 12.9 GiB, 10.6 k iops, 2.58 GiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
    1st run:    680.92 MiB/s
    2nd run:    763.89 MiB/s
    3rd run:    779.15 MiB/s
    average:    741.32 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
    your IPv4:    103.75.8.xxxx

    Cachefly CDN:         80.39 MiB/s
    Leaseweb (NL):        9.33 MiB/s
    Softlayer DAL (US):   3.01 MiB/s
    Online.net (FR):      5.65 MiB/s
    OVH BHS (CA):         5.99 MiB/s

IPv6 speedtests
    your IPv6:    2406:d501:f:xxxx

    Leaseweb (NL):        8.42 MiB/s
    Softlayer DAL (US):   1.36 MiB/s
    Online.net (FR):      9.00 MiB/s
    OVH BHS (CA):         6.94 MiB/s

Speedtest using bench.monster

speedtest results for Servers Galore, Melbourne. Blog of Amar Vyas

Command:

curl -LsO bench.monster/speedtest.sh; bash speedtest.sh -asia
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 OS           : Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (64 Bit)
 Virt/Kernel  : KVM / 5.4.0-28-generic
 CPU Model    : AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core Processor
 CPU Cores    : 2 @ 3792.870 MHz x86_64 512 KB Cache
 CPU Flags    : AES-NI Enabled & VM-x/AMD-V Disabled
 Load Average : 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
 Total Space  : 49G (1.9G ~5% used)
 Total RAM    : 3936 MB (79 MB + 376 MB Buff in use)
 Total SWAP   : 511 MB (0 MB in use)
 Uptime       : 0 days 1:35
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ASN & ISP    : AS136557, HostRoyale AU Network
 Organization : 
 Location     : Melbourne, Australia / AU
 Region       : Victoria
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 ## Geekbench v4 CPU Benchmark:

  Single Core : 5885  (EXCELLENT)
   Multi Core : 10180

 ## IO Test

 CPU Speed:
    bzip2     : 142 MB/s
   sha256     : 279 MB/s
   md5sum     : 612 MB/s

 RAM Speed:
   Avg. write : 3106.1 MB/s
   Avg. read  : 11093.3 MB/s

 Disk Speed:
   1st run    : 725 MB/s
   2nd run    : 755 MB/s
   3rd run    : 752 MB/s
   -----------------------
   Average    : 744.0 MB/s

 ## Asia Speedtest.net

 Location                         Upload           Download         Ping   
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Nearby                           928.88 Mbit/s    939.95 Mbit/s    0.976 ms
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 India, New Delhi (GIGATEL)       20.49 Mbit/s     61.86 Mbit/s    300.888 ms
 India, Mumbai (SevenStar)        25.69 Mbit/s     88.21 Mbit/s    274.926 ms
 India, Bengaluru (I-ON)          117.45 Mbit/s    89.25 Mbit/s    120.460 ms
^[[B Sri Lanka, Colombo (Telecom PLC) 167.58 Mbit/s    329.76 Mbit/s   125.473 ms
 Pakistan, Islamabad (Telenor)    86.35 Mbit/s     262.67 Mbit/s   184.576 ms
 Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar (Mobicom)  45.28 Mbit/s     38.99 Mbit/s    194.532 ms
 Bangladesh, Dhaka (Skytel)       113.24 Mbit/s    159.58 Mbit/s   130.661 ms
 Bhutan, Thimphu (Bhutan Telecom) 111.39 Mbit/s    278.41 Mbit/s   160.839 ms
 Myanmar, Mandalay (Ooredoo)      160.51 Mbit/s    293.76 Mbit/s   128.378 ms
 Laos, Vientaine (Mangkone)       171.64 Mbit/s    112.54 Mbit/s   118.285 ms
 Thailand, Bangkok (CAT Telecom)  149.94 Mbit/s    200.77 Mbit/s   107.956 ms
 Cambodia, Phnom Penh (Smart)     52.92 Mbit/s     230.79 Mbit/s   115.155 ms
 Vietnam, Hanoi (Viettel)         30.94 Mbit/s     354.27 Mbit/s   129.768 ms
 Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (Extreme) 155.73 Mbit/s    320.39 Mbit/s    89.679 ms
 Singapore (PT FirstMedia)        183.96 Mbit/s    187.52 Mbit/s    83.260 ms
 Indonesia, Jakarta (Desnet)      26.35 Mbit/s     69.19 Mbit/s     95.247 ms
 Philippines, Manila (Globe Tel)  66.18 Mbit/s     76.66 Mbit/s    126.680 ms
 Hong Kong (fdcservers)           56.13 Mbit/s     153.08 Mbit/s   213.248 ms
Taiwan, Taipei (TAIFO)           113.25 Mbit/s    156.22 Mbit/s   134.591 ms
 Japan, Tsukuba (SoftEther)       66.52 Mbit/s     154.45 Mbit/s   210.862 ms
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Finished in : 12 min 22 sec
 Timestamp   : 2020-12-19 02:27:09 GMT
 Saved in    : /root/speedtest.log
 Share results:
 - https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/15946340

I also ran the speedstest with the ‘-a’ flag, meaning for “All or worldwide.
The results are as follows:

Location                       Upload           Download         Ping   
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Nearby                         937.70 Mbit/s    940.32 Mbit/s    0.972 ms
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 USA, New York (Optimum)        42.30 Mbit/s     109.38 Mbit/s   211.469 ms
 USA, Chicago (Windstream)      88.66 Mbit/s     49.06 Mbit/s    197.727 ms
 USA, Dallas (Frontier)         49.16 Mbit/s     12.35 Mbit/s    200.989 ms
 USA, Miami (Frontier)          40.27 Mbit/s     81.22 Mbit/s    227.903 ms
 USA, Los Angeles (Windstream)  105.37 Mbit/s    58.20 Mbit/s    150.150 ms
 UK, London (toob Ltd)          10.37 Mbit/s     35.21 Mbit/s    262.465 ms
 France, Lyon (SFR)             23.26 Mbit/s     60.60 Mbit/s    274.272 ms
 Germany, Berlin (DNS:NET)      33.52 Mbit/s     102.45 Mbit/s   252.334 ms
 Spain, Madrid (MasMovil)       54.09 Mbit/s     119.59 Mbit/s   248.204 ms
 Italy, Rome (Unidata)          54.00 Mbit/s     115.62 Mbit/s   260.420 ms
 Russia, Moscow (Rostelecom)    20.19 Mbit/s     65.05 Mbit/s    300.812 ms

Wrapping it all up

First impressions: The VPS looks top notch. The location and the pricing makes it very attractive. Wishing Nathan and his team at Servers Galore all the best for this LES Exclusive offer and beyond.


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