I had some performance issues on a server where the CPU was over utilized. It had a 2 vCPU / 2GB RAM Basic - Premium Intel and the load was very CPU intensive. So I figured that a CPU-optimized droplet would be the best choice. I chose a CPU-optimized droplet with 2 dedicated vCPUs and 4GB RAM. After switching the performance problems did not get any better, and probably even worse.
So I figured that I should do a benchmark test om both machines (with minimal load of course). I used sysbench (https://github.com/akopytov/sysbench#linux) and here is the results:
Events per second:
I have run the tests several times with different settings, but the results are pretty consistent. The basic droplet is also about twice as fast when it comes to the latency.
The basic droplets is more than twice as fast! For half the price! What is going on here? This can’t be normal…
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