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Avoro : KVM on AMD Epyc Processor

Introduction: Avoro’s AMD Epyc Processor based KVM

Avoro recently posted their AMD EPYC special offer on LET. This was the same offer they had posted during the
“Palindrome Day” deals thread

Previously I had had considered theie BF offer but decided against it. But for a little over 3 Euros a month, they offered the following:

Specifications of the KVM VPS

AMD EPYC special
1 dedicated CPU core
5 GB DDR4 ECC RAM
50 GB SSD
10 Gbit / s shared
1x IPv4 & 1x IPv6 / 64
2 TB traffic
DDoS Protection
Location: First Colo / Frankfurt am Main

This was a good set of specs for the price and I decided to dive in.A KVM VPS on AMD Epyc Processor, 5 GB RAM, for under 4 US Dollars a month is a good price.
Note that this is a minimum 3 months term contract, and you have to pay in advance. For non-EU residents,at the time of check out, do not pay the invoice, wait till a new invoice (which excludes the VAT) is generated.

Upon ordering, the server took about 6 hours to be provisioned.

Benchmarks

I ran the usual battery of tests : YABS, Bench.sh, nench.sh
The results from Speedtest and YABS are posted below.

Control
Control Panel for Avoro.

YABS or Yet Another Benchmark Script

> $ curl -sL yabs.sh | bash


Fri Feb 7 00:32:27 CET 2020

Basic System Information:
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Processor : AMD EPYC 7352 24-Core Processor
CPU cores : 2 @ 2299.996 MHz
AES-NI : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM : 4.8G
Swap : 975M
Disk : 48G

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
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Block Size | 4kb (IOPS) | 64kb (IOPS)
------ | --- ---- | ---- ----
Read | 163.75 MB/s (40.9k) | 511.28 MB/s (7.9k)
Write | 164.18 MB/s (41.0k) | 513.97 MB/s (8.0k)
Total | 327.93 MB/s (81.9k) | 1.02 GB/s (16.0k)
| |
Block Size | 512kb (IOPS) | 1mb (IOPS)
------ | ----- ---- | --- ----
Read | 648.12 MB/s (1.2k) | 685.66 MB/s (669)
Write | 682.55 MB/s (1.3k) | 731.32 MB/s (714)
Total | 1.33 GB/s (2.5k) | 1.41 GB/s (1.3k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
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Provider | Location (Link) | Send Speed | Recv Speed
| | |
Bouygues Telecom | Paris, FR (10G) | 2.67 Gbits/sec | 6.02 Gbits/sec
Online.net | Paris, FR (10G) | 3.09 Gbits/sec | 4.87 Gbits/sec
Worldstream | The Netherlands (10G) | 1.96 Gbits/sec | 5.09 Gbits/sec
wilhelm.tel | Hamburg, DE (10G) | 4.03 Gbits/sec | 6.07 Gbits/sec
Biznet | Bogor, Indonesia (1G) | 532 Mbits/sec | 91.3 Mbits/sec
Hostkey | Moscow, RU (1G) | 923 Mbits/sec | 922 Mbits/sec
Velocity Online | Tallahassee, FL, US (10G) | 715 Mbits/sec | 1.48 Gbits/sec
Airstream Communications | Eau Claire, WI, US (10G) | 491 Mbits/sec | 1.04 Gbits/sec
Hurricane Electric | Fremont, CA, US (10G) | 760 Mbits/sec | 1.07 Gbits/sec

Geekbench 4 Benchmark Test:
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Test | Value
|
Single Core | 4358
Multi Core | 7819
Full Test | https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/15206423

Speedtest

Speeds to Bengaluru are not bad!

The below tests were run separately using the official command line (CLI) tool from speedtest.net

Speedtest Result by Amar Vyas for Avoro VPS, Frankfurt to Bengaluru. Feb 7, 2020

 

DBroadband (the slow boat)

Speedtest Result by Amar Vyas for Avoro VPS on underworldstartup.com

Jio Broadband

Conclusion: Avoro VPS on AMD EPYC Processor

This AMD Epyc based KVM – Virtual Private Server from Avoro looks like a good buy. I am setting it up with Gridpane to create a test website, for further testing. At 3 Euros a month (less than 250 INR at current exchange rate) this one looks like a keeper? Time will tell.

Additional Notes:

This post was updated in March 2022. Avoro service was discontinued in July 2020. Avoro and PHP Friends have merged in early 2022.