Expedient Delivers Enhanced Workload Performance

Infrastructure-as-a-service provider stays ahead of increasing artificial intelligence and machine learning workload demands.

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Product and Performance Information

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CPU performance beat competition by up to 85% Configurations: Tested by Cloud Spectator as of 11/20/2018. Expedient-4-8 VM, 4 vCPU, 8GB RAM, 250GB SSD SAN; Amazon Web Services c5.xlarge, 4 vCPU, 8GB RAM, 250GB EBS SSD – gp2; Microsoft Azure Standard_F4s_v2, 4 vCPU, 8GB RAM, 250GB Premium LRS; Rackspace 7.5GB Compute v1, 4 vCPU, 8GB SSD block. All instances deployed with current release of Ubuntu 18.04 from respective providers, all storage tested is persistent. CPU testing conducted with Geekbench4 benchmarking suite, testing scenarios include floating-point computations, encryption and decryption, image encoding and life-science algorithms.

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Disk storage performance read speeds exceeded 25,000 IOPS Configurations: Tested by Cloud Spectator as of 11/20/2018. Expedient-4-8 VM, 4 vCPU, 8GB RAM, 250GB SSD SAN. Storage results obtained using FIO (Flexible I/O tester) using 4KB blocks and threads corresponding to vCPU count.

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Highest performance per-dollar Configurations: Tested by Cloud Spectator as of 11/20/2018. Expedient-4-8 VM, 4 vCPU, 8GB RAM, 250GB SSD SAN, VM hourly price $0.213, total VM monthly price $155.64; Amazon Web Services c5.xlarge, 4 vCPU, 8GB RAM, 250GB EBS SSD – gp2, VM hourly price $0.204, total VM monthly price $148.63; Microsoft Azure Standard_F4s_v2, 4 vCPU, 8GB RAM, 250GB Premium LRS, VM hourly price $0.217, total VM monthly price $158.76; Rackspace 7.5 GB Computer v1, 4 vCPU, 8GB RAM, 250GB SSD block, VM hourly price $0.369, total VM monthly price $269.27. All instances deployed with current release of Ubuntu 18.04 from respective providers, all storage tested is persistent. CPU testing conducted with Geekbench4 benchmarking suite, testing scenarios include floating-point computations, encryption and decryption, image encoding and life-science algorithms. Price-performance calculated from average Geekbench4 multi-core score divided by the monthly price in US dollars.