SM or SmartMachine

Fengqi.Asia SmartOS SmartMachine, a UNIX based OS optimized for high-load high-performance web applications that natively integrates with Fengqi.Asia cloud platform.

VM or VirtualMachine

Fengqi.Asia Virtual Machine with guest OS loaded.

Fengqi.Asia - SmartOS, SmartMachine, 7G RAM, 100GB Hard-disk, Hong Kong
Fengqi.Asia VM (Large) - CentOS 6, 2-Core, 8G RAM, 160GB Hard-disk, Hong Kong
Amazon AWS EC2 (m1.Large) - RHEL6, 2 EC2 Compute Units, (2 virtual cores with 2 compute units each), 7.5GB RAM, 850GB Hard-disk, US East
GrandCloud (Large) - CentOS 6, 4 Core, 8G RAM, 120GB Hard-disk, East China

Fengqi.Asia SmartOS SmartMachine vs. Popular Cloud Platforms (Part A)

Test 1. Disk I/O Test - IOZone

Test 1. Disk I/O Test - IOZone

The superior read/write performance is because Fengqi.Asia Unix gives a system-wide RAM cache for all disk I/O.

Test details: IOzone - Record Size: 4Kb - File Size: 8GB - Disk Test: Write and Read Performance
Write: This test measures the performance of writing new files
Read: This test measures the performance of reading existing files
Reference: link

Test 2. Memory I/O Test - RAMspeed SMP

Test 2. Memory I/O Test - RAMspeed SMP

Test details: RAMspeed SMP - Type: Average - Benchmark: Integer and Floating Point
RAMspeed tests how fast are both cache and memory subsystems via allocating certain memory space and start either writing to or reading from it using continuous blocks
Reference: link

Test 3. CPU Test - SciMark Computational

Test 3. CPU Test - SciMark Computational

Test details: SciMark - Computational Test: Sparse Matrix Multiply and Dense LU Matrix Factorization SciMark tests computational kernels and reports a composite score in approximate Mflops (Millions of floating point operations per second)
Reference: link

Fengqi.Asia VirtualMachine vs. Popular Cloud Platforms (Part B)

Test 1. Disk I/O Test - IOZone

Test 1. Disk I/O Test - IOZone

Test details: IOzone - Record Size: 4Kb - File Size: 8GB - Disk Test: Write and Read Performance
Write: This test measures the performance of writing a new file
Read: This test measures the performance of reading an existing file
Reference: link

Test 2. Memory I/O Test - RAMspeed SMP

Test 2. Memory I/O Test - RAMspeed SMP

Test details: RAMspeed SMP - Type: Average - Benchmark: Integer and Floating Point
RAMspeed tests how fast are both cache and memory subsystems via allocating certain memory space and start either writing to or reading from it using continuous blocks
Reference: link

Test 3. CPU Test - SciMark Computational

Test 3. CPU Test - SciMark Computational

Test details: SciMark - Computational Test: Sparse Matrix Multiply and Dense LU Matrix Factorization
SciMark tests computational kernels and reports a composite score in approximate Mflops (Millions of floating point operations per second)
Reference: link

Note:
The tests were conducted by Cluster Technology Limited, whose registered office is suited at Units 211-213, Lakeside1, No.8 Science Park West Avenue, HKSTP, Shatin, N.T. Hong Kong.

Tests dates:
Fengqi.Asia – Jan 2012
Amazon EC2 – Jan 2012
GrandCloud – Apr 2012