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    Phoronix: Ubuntu 14.04 On Amazon EC2: Xen PV vs. HVM

    A common benchmark request at Phoronix lately has been to compare the Xen PV (para-virtualization) performance to Xen HVM (Hardware-assisted virtualization). Well, now that Ubuntu 14.04 LTS has been released, here's some benchmarks from within Amazon's EC2 compute cloud when comparing Ubuntu 14.04 Server PV and HVM instances.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=20304

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    Did you try repeating these tests on multiple instances of each instance type? Otherwise noisy neighbors could skew comparisons to other servers.

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    • #3
      It would be interesting to retry these tests on a local server

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      • #4
        Originally posted by maccam94 View Post
        Did you try repeating these tests on multiple instances of each instance type? Otherwise noisy neighbors could skew comparisons to other servers.
        Yeah, I don't really see how these numbers could possibly be trusted unless you have full control over the host hardware.

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