Benchmarking Amazon EC2 Instances vs. Various Intel/AMD CPUs
Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 20 February 2018. Page 7 of 7. 12 Comments

The last of the performance-per-dollar metrics for now...

And then lastly is a look at the total cost for running the plethora of benchmarks on the different EC2 on-demand instance types.

If you wish to see how your own Linux system performance compares to the results in this article, simply install the Phoronix Test Suite and run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1802206-FO-CLOUDCPU905 for a fully-automated side-by-side comparison to the results in this article. If using PTS Git, you can use the COST_PERF_PER_HOUR= environment variable to specify an hourly price for your cloud or other operating costs for getting those additional data points too. Otherwise there is the existing COST_PERF_PER_DOLLAR= option if wishing to compare the results against a static value in determining value.

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