[lug] Comparing Clouds; A trivial test.

Maxwell Spangler maxlists at maxwellspangler.com
Mon Oct 28 14:05:11 MDT 2013

On Mon, 2013-10-28 at 08:57 -0600, Quentin Hartman wrote:
> Interesting, but not surprising. What instance type did you use on
> AWS? Based on what you said, and the performance you got, I'm guessing
> a t1.micro? If that's the case, it's probably not a real good
> comparison. AWS uses those instances to "fill in the cracks" on their
> host machines so they can get the absolute maximum density. From AWS
> instance type docs:
> "Micro instances are a very low-cost instance option, providing a
> small amount of CPU resources. Micro instances may opportunistically
> increase CPU capacity in short bursts when additional cycles are
> available. They are well suited for lower throughput applications and
> websites that require additional compute cycles periodically, but are
> not appropriate for applications that require sustained CPU
> performance."
> More
> info: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/concepts_micro_instances.html
> Even just moving up to a m1.small should yield substantially better
> results.

*This* is exactly the kind of information I've been looking for! Thanks,

In the next round, I'll run it on some larger tier VMs and report the

Maxwell Spangler
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