Introduction: Avoro’s AMD Epyc Processor based KVM

Avoro recently posted their AMD EPYC special offer on LET. This was the same offer they had posted during the
“Palindrome Day” deals thread

Previously I had had considered theie BF offer but decided against it. But for a little over 3 Euros a month, they offered the following:

Specifications of the KVM VPS

AMD EPYC special
1 dedicated CPU core
5 GB DDR4 ECC RAM
50 GB SSD
10 Gbit / s shared
1x IPv4 & 1x IPv6 / 64
2 TB traffic
DDoS Protection
Location: First Colo / Frankfurt am Main

This was a good set of specs for the price and I decided to dive in.A KVM VPS on AMD Epyc Processor, 5 GB RAM, for under 4 US Dollars a month is a good price.
Note that this is a minimum 3 months term contract, and you have to pay in advance. For non-EU residents,at the time of check out, do not pay the invoice, wait till a new invoice (which excludes the VAT) is generated.

Upon ordering, the server took about 6 hours to be provisioned.

Benchmarks

I ran the usual battery of tests : YABS, Bench.sh, nench.sh

YABS

curl -sL yabs.sh | bash
# ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## #
# Yet-Another-Bench-Script #
# v2020-02-04 #
# https://github.com/masonr/yet-another-bench-script #
# ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## #

Fri Feb 7 00:32:27 CET 2020

Basic System Information:
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Processor : AMD EPYC 7352 24-Core Processor
CPU cores : 2 @ 2299.996 MHz
AES-NI : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM : 4.8G
Swap : 975M
Disk : 48G

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
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Block Size | 4kb (IOPS) | 64kb (IOPS)
—— | — —- | —- —-
Read | 163.75 MB/s (40.9k) | 511.28 MB/s (7.9k)
Write | 164.18 MB/s (41.0k) | 513.97 MB/s (8.0k)
Total | 327.93 MB/s (81.9k) | 1.02 GB/s (16.0k)
| |
Block Size | 512kb (IOPS) | 1mb (IOPS)
—— | —– —- | — —-
Read | 648.12 MB/s (1.2k) | 685.66 MB/s (669)
Write | 682.55 MB/s (1.3k) | 731.32 MB/s (714)
Total | 1.33 GB/s (2.5k) | 1.41 GB/s (1.3k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
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Provider | Location (Link) | Send Speed | Recv Speed
| | |
Bouygues Telecom | Paris, FR (10G) | 2.67 Gbits/sec | 6.02 Gbits/sec
Online.net | Paris, FR (10G) | 3.09 Gbits/sec | 4.87 Gbits/sec
Worldstream | The Netherlands (10G) | 1.96 Gbits/sec | 5.09 Gbits/sec
wilhelm.tel | Hamburg, DE (10G) | 4.03 Gbits/sec | 6.07 Gbits/sec
Biznet | Bogor, Indonesia (1G) | 532 Mbits/sec | 91.3 Mbits/sec
Hostkey | Moscow, RU (1G) | 923 Mbits/sec | 922 Mbits/sec
Velocity Online | Tallahassee, FL, US (10G) | 715 Mbits/sec | 1.48 Gbits/sec
Airstream Communications | Eau Claire, WI, US (10G) | 491 Mbits/sec | 1.04 Gbits/sec
Hurricane Electric | Fremont, CA, US (10G) | 760 Mbits/sec | 1.07 Gbits/sec

Geekbench 4 Benchmark Test:
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Test | Value
|
Single Core | 4358
Multi Core | 7819
Full Test | https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/15206423

Control-Panel-AvoroVPS-Underworld Startup Blog

nench.sh

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nench.sh v2019.07.20 — https://git.io/nench.sh
benchmark timestamp: 2020-02-06 23:30:29 UTC
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Processor: AMD EPYC 7352 24-Core Processor
CPU cores: 2
Frequency: 2299.996 MHz
RAM: 4.8G
Swap: 975M
Kernel: Linux 4.15.0-76-generic x86_64

Disks:
vda 50G HDD

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
2.491 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
4.798 seconds
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
1.014 seconds

ioping: seek rate
min/avg/max/mdev = 70.5 us / 153.6 us / 3.72 ms / 35.1 us
ioping: sequential read speed
generated 9.58 k requests in 5.00 s, 2.34 GiB, 1.92 k iops, 478.9 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
1st run: 725.75 MiB/s
2nd run: 709.53 MiB/s
3rd run: 725.75 MiB/s
average: 720.34 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
your IPv4: 185.254.96.xxxx

Cachefly CDN: 52.49 MiB/s
Leaseweb (NL): 41.30 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US): 12.32 MiB/s
Online.net (FR): 191.12 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA): 19.80 MiB/s

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bench.sh

bench.sh

curl -LsO bench.monster/speedtest.sh; bash speedtest.sh -Asia
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Region: Asia https://bench.monster v.1.5.0 2020-01-11
Usage : curl -LsO bench.monster/speedtest.sh; bash speedtest.sh -Asia

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OS : Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS (64 Bit)
Virt/Kernel : KVM / 4.15.0-76-generic
CPU Model : AMD EPYC 7352 24-Core Processor
CPU Cores : 2 @ 2299.996 MHz x86_64 512 KB Cache
CPU Flags : AES-NI Enabled & VM-x/AMD-V Enabled
Load Average : 0.07, 0.02, 0.00
Total Space : 48G (1.9G ~5% used)
Total RAM : 4952 MB (108 MB + 563 MB Buff in use)
Total SWAP : 975 MB (0 MB in use)
Uptime : 0 days 1:40
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ASN & ISP : AS44066, First Colo GmbH
Organization : Harmonysolutions MIX
Location : Frankfurt am Main, Germany / DE
Region : Hesse
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## Geekbench v4 CPU Benchmark:

Single Core : 3998 (VERY GOOD)
Multi Core : 7677

## IO Test

CPU Speed:
bzip2 : 111 MB/s
sha256 : 212 MB/s
md5sum : 484 MB/s

RAM Speed:
Avg. write : 3003.7 MB/s
Avg. read : 8704.0 MB/s

Disk Speed:
1st run : 708 MB/s
2nd run : 751 MB/s
3rd run : 741 MB/s
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Average : 733.3 MB/s

## Asia Speedtest

Location Upload Download Ping
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Speedtest.net 488.79 Mbit/s 403.74 Mbit/s * 512.81 ms
India, New Delhi (GIGATEL) 13.15 Mbit/s 1.80 Mbit/s ping error!
India, Mumbai (SevenStar) 3.88 Mbit/s 1.68 Mbit/s ping error!
India, Bengaluru (DBroadband) 51.70 Mbit/s 17.78 Mbit/s ping error!

Speedtest

Speeds to Bengaluru are not bad!

The below tests were run separately using the official command line (CLI) tool from speedtest.net

Speedtest Result by Amar Vyas for Avoro VPS, Frankfurt to Bengaluru. Feb 7, 2020

Speedtest Result by Amar Vyas for Avoro VPS, Frankfurt to Bengaluru. Feb 7, 2020

DBroadband (the slow boat)

Speedtest Result by Amar Vyas for Avoro VPS on underworldstartup.com

Jio Broadband

Conclusion: Avoro VPS on AMD EPYC Processor

This AMD Epyc based KVM – Virtual Private Server from Avoro looks like a good buy. I am setting it up with Gridpane to create a test website, for further testing. At 3 Euros a month (less than 250 INR at current exchange rate) this one looks like a keeper? Time will tell.

Additional Notes:

Processor Information:

$lscpu
Architecture: x86_64
CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit
Byte Order: Little Endian
CPU(s): 2
On-line CPU(s) list: 0,1
Thread(s) per core: 1
Core(s) per socket: 1
Socket(s): 2
NUMA node(s): 1
Vendor ID: AuthenticAMD
CPU family: 23
Model: 49
Model name: AMD EPYC 7352 24-Core Processor
Stepping: 0
CPU MHz: 2299.996
BogoMIPS: 4599.99
Virtualization: AMD-V
Hypervisor vendor: KVM
Virtualization type: full
L1d cache: 64K
L1i cache: 64K
L2 cache: 512K
L3 cache: 16384K
NUMA node0 CPU(s): 0,1
Flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm rep_good nopl cpuid extd_apicid tsc_known_freq pni pclmulqdq ssse3 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand hypervisor lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw perfctr_core ssbd ibrs ibpb stibp vmmcall fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 avx2 smep bmi2 rdseed adx smap clflushopt clwb sha_ni xsaveopt xsavec xgetbv1 xsaves virt_ssbd arat npt nrip_save umip rdpid arch_capabilities

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