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First results with cmips v.1.0.3

Update: Article updated and more data provided here.

Here are the first results comparing CPU + Ram performance from different models of Cloud virtual machines, with CMIPS v.1.0.3.
There are also one dedicated server from OVH and a Intel Core SU4100 laptop to provide some data to compare.


Detailed data


Type of Service Provider Name of the product Codename Zone Processor Ghz Processor Cores (from htop) RAM (GB) Os tested CMIPS Execution time (seconds)
Cloud Amazon T1 Micro t1.micro US East Intel Xeon E5-2650 2 1 0.613 Ubuntu Server 13.04 64 bits 49 20,036.7
Cloud Amazon M1 Small m1.small US East Intel Xeon E5-2650 2 1 1.6 Ubuntu Server 13.04 64 bits 203 4,909.89
Physical (laptop) Intel SU4100 1.4 2 4 Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 64 bits 460 2,170.32
Cloud Amazon M1 Large m1.large US East Intel Xeon E5-2650 2 2 7.5 Ubuntu 13.04 64 bits 817 1,223.67
Cloud Amazon M1 Extra Large m1.xlarge US East Intel Xeon E5-2650 2 4 15 Ubuntu 13.04 64 bits 1,635 606.6
Cloud Amazon M3 Extra Large m3.xlarge US East Intel Xeon E5-2670 2.6 4 15 Ubuntu 13.04 64 bits 2,065 484.1
Cloud Linode 2x priority 2x priority Dallas, Texas, US Intel Xeon E5-2670 2.6 2 Ubuntu Server 12.04 64 bits 2,556 391.19
Cloud Amazon C1 High CPU Extra Large c1.xlarge US East Intel Xeon E5506 2.13 8 7 Ubuntu Server 13.04 64 bits 3,101 322.39
Dedicated OVH Server EG 24G EG 24G France Intel Xeon W3530 2.8 8 24 Ubuntu Server 13.04 64 bits 3,881 257.01
Cloud Amazon M2 High Memory Quadruple Extra Large m2.4xlarge US East Intel Xeon E5-2665 2.4 8 68.4 Ubuntu Server 13.04 64 bits 4,281 233.545
Cloud Amazon High I/O Quadruple Extra Large hi1.4xlarge US East Intel Xeon E5620 2.4 16 60.5 Ubuntu Server 13.04 64 bits 6,263 159.65

Welcome to cmips

Welcome to CMIPS, Carles MIPS.

CMIPS is a program written in C++ by Carles Mateo with the purpose of sharing the different measurements of performance from Cloud Providers.

I’ve seen great differences in performance, time serving dynamic web pages (mostly PHP), and in price per hour from different Cloud providers, so often I asked myself what real speed one of the Instances/Virtual machines had, what was the best instance size suitable for my needs and what was the cost per unit of power, and what was the best price/performance provider. So I decided to write cmips and run in all the Cloud Providers instance sizes, and in some Physical Dedicated Servers as well to compare performances.

CMIPS is written in C++ and compiled in 64 bits. I’ve also a 32 bit version but I did only for testing Raspberry Pi. And a support for windows also, that I’ve never tested. 🙂

CMIPS is multithread and V.1.0.3 launches 100 threads to get an accurate idea of the servers performance of those servers with so many cores.