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Update (26-Aug-2010): From my experience, they have very huge iowait and hence I/O problems on their VPS servers. You have to wait for like 10-15 seconds for a ‘uptime’ command to execute which is pretty pathetic. So in my opinion, it was useless for me.

Unix Benchmark results from Spacerich (OpenVZ running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 32bit on their Munich, Germany node) using unixbench v 5.1.2

Specs: 256MB / 25GB OpenVZ running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 32bit

Note: Being in Europe, it has the best response time to Asia especially Pakistan

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   Version 5.1.2                      Based on the Byte Magazine Unix Benchmark

   Multi-CPU version                  Version 5 revisions by Ian Smith,
                                      Sunnyvale, CA, USA
   December 22, 2007                  johantheghost at yahoo period com


1 x Dhrystone 2 using register variables  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 x Double-Precision Whetstone  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 x Execl Throughput  1 2 3

1 x File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks  1 2 3

1 x File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks  1 2 3

1 x File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks  1 2 3

1 x Pipe Throughput  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 x Pipe-based Context Switching  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 x Process Creation  1 2 3

1 x System Call Overhead  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 x Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)  1 2 3

1 x Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)  1 2 3

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   BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 5.1.2)

   System: spacerich.li-node.com: GNU/Linux
   OS: GNU/Linux -- 2.6.18-194.3.1.el5.028stab069.6 -- #1 SMP Wed May 26 18:31:05 MSD 2010
   Machine: i686 (unknown)
   Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap="ANSI_X3.4-1968", collate="ANSI_X3.4-1968")
   CPU 0: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (5346.8 bogomips)
          Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
   14:13:03 up 7 min,  1 user,  load average: 0.50, 0.57, 0.28; runlevel 2

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Benchmark Run: Sat Aug 14 2010 14:13:03 - 15:08:10
1 CPU in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       12575216.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     2497.3 MWIPS (10.1 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               3557.9 lps   (29.5 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        421088.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          121289.6 KBps  (30.1 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1117419.3 KBps  (30.1 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              818415.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 251880.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              11495.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   5067.7 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    657.5 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         638652.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   12575216.5   1077.6
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       2497.3    454.0
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       3557.9    827.4
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     421088.5   1063.4
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     121289.6    732.9
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1117419.3   1926.6
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     818415.4    657.9
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     251880.4    629.7
Process Creation                                126.0      11495.8    912.4
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       5067.7   1195.2
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        657.5   1095.9
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     638652.8    425.8
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System Benchmarks Index Score                                         842.6

root@spacerich:~/unixbench-5.1.2#

5 Comments

    • Well John, for one reason or the other. My SpaceRich VPS was not having good I/O. I had to wait for like half a min for a simple 'nano somefile' command to respond. The system lagged in almost 60% of the shell operations and commands. Contacted support and no resoution. Hence I cancelled my account immediately afterwards.

  • The german vps I've got is also very very slow. I have a pc smart vps too. There is a sky-ground difference between the ssh experience in both.

    Besides I've been running arch on my spacerich vps, somehow wordpress+arch seems to be very unstable, with frequent fork bombs for no reason.

    Not sure if arch linux is the reason or spacerich.
    http://twitpic.com/2lfb8m -> showing zero ram allocation since last 1 hr 😀

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