Scaleway's EPYC Powered Cloud Is Delivering Competitive Performance & Incredible Value

Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 15 March 2019. Page 4 of 4. 31 Comments

Scaleway's general purpose cloud instances powered by EPYC are some of the most competitive AMD-based cloud offerings we've seen to date and in particular being priced most competitively. The raw performance of the GP1-S 8-core instance type was generally trading blows with the Xeon-based 8 vCPU m5.2xlarge EC2 instance but at half the price. The EPYC pricing with Scaleway is also more competitive than Amazon's current "m5a" instances.

Here's a look at the geometric mean of all the benchmarks carried out across the instance types where all of the instances successfully ran each of the tests.

Those wishing to see how your own cloud/system performance compares, simply install the Phoronix Test Suite and then run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1903154-SP-1903154SP53. Once getting access to the higher-tier Scaleway EPYC instances, I'll run some benchmarks there as well.

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