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Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Amazon EC2 Cloud Benchmarks

Michael Larabel

Published on 21 December 2010
Written by Michael Larabel
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The m1.xlarge instance fell just short of the Opteron 2384 workstation while the slower m1.large instance was just half the speed.

The Opteron 2384 workstation gained a heavier advantage over the m1.xlarge Xen-virtualized instance with the x264 video encoding.

While the Opteron carried the lead over the Amazon EC2 Extra Large instance in the x264 benchmark, with the FFmpeg benchmark this Amazon instance came out slightly faster.

The m1.xlarge instance was also slightly faster than the Opteron 2384 when it came to MP3 encoding with LAME.

There is not too much to gather from these initial results since it is just the collection of two Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud instances plus benchmarks from two independent systems, but these results are being put out to the public for reference. You can compare your hardware or virtual machines to these results with more than 40 benchmarks by running phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1012216-IV-EC2CLOUD252 if using Phoronix Test Suite 3.0 with OpenBenchmarking.org support.

As said in the introduction, benchmarks from other Linux distributions / AMIs will be forthcoming in the new year along with results from other, more powerful EC2 compute instances. We also invite your feedback on other cloud computing benchmarks you would like to see.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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