CloudScape is a research tool that spun up a range of different VM instances on AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure to run popular benchmarks to test system performance in order to present easy to understand performance statistics as observed between the dates of 2021-11-19 and 2022-10-10. Read about legacy results by clicking here.

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Technical Notes


Operating Systems:

CentOS 7.4 was used for all benchmarks except for the TensorFlow benchmarks focused on GPU performance, which were run on Ubuntu 16.0.4

Data Normalization:

To do a price vs performance comparison on benchmarks like C-ray where lower is better, the data needs to be normalized so that higher is better.
The formula used to do this was:
Range = (max+min)
Normalized = (1 - / ((100 / Range) * Value * 0.01)) * Range

Max = the largest value in the current data set before normalizing
Min = the smallest value in the current data set before normalizing
Value = a given value in the current data set that this formula is applied to
Normalized = The normalized result of a given value in the current dataset

Hardware Specifications:

The hardware specifications for the Dell PowerEdge R230 comparison server can be found here.

Per Hour Pricing for the Dell PowerEdge R230 is based on these assumptions:

You are hosting the server yourself. In reality, if you were leasing the server from a hosting company you'd likely pay a higher rate of at least $0.36 USD p/h

GPU benchmarks:

GPU benchmarks are best performed using NVidia's CUDA Toolkit and Google TensorFlow benchmarking scripts.

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