RunAbove Sandbox

A quick draft with results for my RunAbove Cloud Sandbox. The description of the RunAbove service is as follows:

For developer, by developers.
RunAbove has been created by the OVH Group. We want to change the way you look at Cloud Computing Services.

Based on a new vision of Cloud Computing Services, RunAbove is the first mono-slot provider in the world.
We focus on ensuring the best performance in terms of I/O, network throughput, CPU and RAM.
RunAbove aims to provide a cloud infrastructure powerful and transparent, for developers all over the world so they can focus on their work by relying on unshakable resources.
Unshakable resources!

RunAbove is a $10 million investment

The ‘Cloud Sandbox’ instances have no SLA (last time I checked) but my experience since I signed up has been stable and the network has been good as well. I also have a Power8 instance, but have not had any time to play with it much – not yet!

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The RunAbove panel looks like this in “simple”-mode:

Here are my initial results for the ‘Cloud Sandbox’ instance.


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HDD: 60 GB
CPU Model: Intel Xeon E312xx (Sandy Bridge)
CPU Cores: 1
CPU Speed: 3699 MHz
CPU Cache: 4096 KB


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UnixBench (w/ all processors): 2111.6
UnixBench (w/ one processor): 2101.9


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ioping -c 10
request=1 time=0.3 ms
request=2 time=0.3 ms
request=3 time=0.4 ms
request=4 time=0.3 ms
request=5 time=0.3 ms
request=6 time=0.4 ms
request=7 time=0.3 ms
request=8 time=0.4 ms
request=9 time=0.4 ms
request=10 time=0.4 ms

10 requests completed in 9004.4 ms, 2921 iops, 11.4 mb/s


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FIO random reads:
randomreads: (g=0): rw=randread, bs=4K-4K/4K-4K, ioengine=libaio, iodepth=64
Starting 1 process
randomreads: Laying out IO file(s) (1 file(s) / 1024MB)

randomreads: (groupid=0, jobs=1): err= 0: pid=6772: Tue Nov 4 13:45:11 2014
read : io=1024.3MB, bw=258970KB/s, iops=64742 , runt= 4050msec
cpu : usr=13.63%, sys=56.71%, ctx=8246, majf=0, minf=85
IO depths : 1=0.1%, 2=0.1%, 4=0.1%, 8=0.1%, 16=0.1%, 32=0.1%, >=64=100.0%
submit : 0=0.0%, 4=100.0%, 8=0.0%, 16=0.0%, 32=0.0%, 64=0.0%, >=64=0.0%
complete : 0=0.0%, 4=100.0%, 8=0.0%, 16=0.0%, 32=0.0%, 64=0.1%, >=64=0.0%
issued : total=r=262207/w=0/d=0, short=r=0/w=0/d=0

Run status group 0 (all jobs):
READ: io=1024.3MB, aggrb=258969KB/s, minb=258969KB/s, maxb=258969KB/s, mint=4050msec, maxt=4050msec

Disk stats (read/write):
vda: ios=258939/0, merge=0/0, ticks=167744/0, in_queue=167596, util=97.07%

FIO random writes:
randomwrites: (g=0): rw=randwrite, bs=4K-4K/4K-4K, ioengine=libaio, iodepth=64
Starting 1 process

randomwrites: (groupid=0, jobs=1): err= 0: pid=6778: Tue Nov 4 13:45:48 2014
write: io=1024.3MB, bw=29081KB/s, iops=7270 , runt= 36066msec
cpu : usr=1.91%, sys=10.87%, ctx=169674, majf=0, minf=19
IO depths : 1=0.1%, 2=0.1%, 4=0.1%, 8=0.1%, 16=0.1%, 32=0.1%, >=64=100.0%
submit : 0=0.0%, 4=100.0%, 8=0.0%, 16=0.0%, 32=0.0%, 64=0.0%, >=64=0.0%
complete : 0=0.0%, 4=100.0%, 8=0.0%, 16=0.0%, 32=0.0%, 64=0.1%, >=64=0.0%
issued : total=r=0/w=262207/d=0, short=r=0/w=0/d=0

Run status group 0 (all jobs):
WRITE: io=1024.3MB, aggrb=29080KB/s, minb=29080KB/s, maxb=29080KB/s, mint=36066msec, maxt=36066msec

Disk stats (read/write):
vda: ios=0/261361, merge=0/28, ticks=0/2469688, in_queue=2471032, util=99.78%

[divider]Download Speed[/divider]

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Cachefly: 16.1 MB/s
Linode, Atlanta, GA, USA: 15.0 MB/s
Linode, Dallas, TX, USA: 12.0 MB/s
Linode, Tokyo, JP: 5.97 MB/s
Linode, London, UK: 83.9 MB/s
OVH, Paris, France: 62.5 MB/s
SmartDC, Rotterdam, Netherlands: 40.6 MB/s
Hetzner, Nuernberg, Germany: 17.2 MB/s
iiNet, Perth, WA, Australia: 742 KB/s
MammothVPS, Sydney, Australia: 432 KB/s
Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 51.4 MB/s
Leaseweb, Manassas, VA, USA: 8.39 MB/s
Softlayer, Singapore: 2.52 MB/s
Softlayer, Seattle, WA, USA: 9.44 MB/s
Softlayer, San Jose, CA, USA: 8.81 MB/s
Softlayer, Washington, DC, USA: 15.6 MB/s

[divider]Colormedia Benchmark[/divider]

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Colormedia Benchmark Version 6.2 (with CPU Benchmark)
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Allgemeine Informationen

Prozessor : Intel Xeon E312xx (Sandy Bridge)
Prozessor-Kerne : 1
Taktfrequenz pro Kern: 3699.986 MHz
Arbeitsspeicher : 3968 MB
Laufzeit : 4 days, 16:16,

Netzwerk Benchmark

Download Geschwindigkeit: colormedia (DE):
Download Geschwindigkeit: Edis (AT): 25.5MB/s
Download Geschwindigkeit: Netcologne (DE): 41.2MB/s
Download Geschwindigkeit: FSIT (CH): 60.5MB/s
Download Geschwindigkeit: Softlayer (Hong Kong): 4.31MB/s

Festplatten Benchmark

I/O Performance [1]: 250 MB/s
I/O Performance [2]: 241 MB/s
I/O Performance [3]: 222 MB/s

CPU Benchmark

real 0m10.609s
user 0m10.557s
sys 0m0.016s


[divider]PetaByet Benchmark[/divider]





[divider]The End[/divider]

That’s it for now. As with any other provider, one must give it several months before reaching a conclusion. But if you wish to give RunAbove a test, go ahead. I have not been disappointed by anything so far!

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