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  1. rdan

    rdan Well-Known Member

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  2. eva2000

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    Yeah saw those. Not too great for deals compared to previous OVH Black Friday specials. I still have my OVH Black Friday Intel Core i7 4790K 4C/8T dedicated with 32GB memory and 2x240GB SSD for US$47/month that I use exclusively for Centmin Mod testing and lengthier compilation tasks i.e. testing new Clang/GCC compiler builds etc :)

    Would love to replace it with an AMD Ryzen 3950X eventually if price was right :D
     
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    I was looking at getting a dedi box and wow the prices have increased from the last time I owned a dedi server.

    My ssdnodes vps is really slowing down.
     
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  4. Jay Chen

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    I have vps with ssdnode, I didn't notice any slowdown. Maybe because I am not actively monitoring.

    What kind of slowdown are you experiencing and how busy is your site?
    I am able to renew the vps for 3 years, now I will wait to hear your feedback before I proceed.
     
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    For the price they're great. You can't beat their prices. I've been hosting with them for awhile, but I wouldn't go with 3 years of anything - that's just me.

    One of my sites is heavily DDoS and scanned all the time. I'm sure if I was at the level of @eva2000 I could probably make the VPS faster, but I'm not. My TTFB is horrible for all the sites. I know there could be a lot of factors at play on my end, but I did have somewhat the same setup on OVH and it was much faster. I'm actually using the ssdnodes in the NYC location, not Dallas.

    I paid for a year of the high performance 24gb ram. But I'm thinking about going back to OVH because my server was fast - of course it was also 6x more expensive. I also believe the OVH network is better w/ the anti-ddos as another layer of filtering.

    I'm supposed to have a Intel Gold CPU but I have Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2650 v4 @ 2.20GHz which I don't believe is a Gold CPU. Plus the max is 2.90GHz which isn't blazing fast especially for single core processes.

    Network speed is around 400Mbps down and 300Mbps up which is ok.

    Having not so busy sites on ssdnodes would probably be fine. Problem with me is that I don't have a ton of time to tinker with setting and testing everything out to squeak the fastest site out of the cheaper VPS.

    I bet their SSD servers are faster. No one wants the SSD, everyone wants the nvme. So, ssd servers are probably light on clients and load. I had an ssd vps for a year and it was pretty fast.

    In the end, you get what you pay for. I'd probably be better served using argo on cloudflare and keeping the cheaper vps.
     
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    Thank you for the detailed reply.
    I am on the SSD vps, I will take your advice to not renewal for 3 years, only on a yearly base.
     
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    Thanks for posting about it, Just purchased 1 STOR-2 with 6x12 TB disks, planning on purchasing few more.
     
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  8. Jimmy

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    Most of the OVH deals are for like $4 off the list price or about 5% off. That's not a real deal IMO.

    Soyoustart deals aren't bad at 30% and 40% but with them you got the setup fee ($24) and 250Mbps slownet.
     
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  9. yunos

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    @Jimmy Ive heard from previous customers complaining that the RAM from ssd nodes are just swapped RAM and not originating from the physical ram. Could you confirm that?
     
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    I have a vps with ssdnode, if you can tell me how to check. I don't mind checking it and post the findings here.
     
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    @Jay Chen
    sudo dmidecode --type 17

    sudo dmidecode -t memory | grep -i speed

    sudo lshw -short -C memory

    post the 3 individual results
     
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    Code:
    dmidecode --type 17
    # dmidecode 3.2
    Getting SMBIOS data from sysfs.
    SMBIOS 2.8 present.
    
    Handle 0x1100, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
    Memory Device
            Array Handle: 0x1000
            Error Information Handle: Not Provided
            Total Width: Unknown
            Data Width: Unknown
            Size: 2000 MB
            Form Factor: DIMM
            Set: None
            Locator: DIMM 0
            Bank Locator: Not Specified
            Type: RAM
            Type Detail: Other
            Speed: Unknown
            Manufacturer: QEMU
            Serial Number: Not Specified
            Asset Tag: Not Specified
            Part Number: Not Specified
            Rank: Unknown
            Configured Memory Speed: Unknown
            Minimum Voltage: Unknown
            Maximum Voltage: Unknown
            Configured Voltage: Unknown
    Code:
    dmidecode -t memory | grep -i speed
            Speed: Unknown
            Configured Memory Speed: Unknown
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    lshw -short -C memory
    H/W path            Device      Class          Description
    ==========================================================
    /0/0                            memory         96KiB BIOS
    /0/1000                         memory         2000MiB System Memory
    /0/1000/0                       memory         2000MiB DIMM RAM
     
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    swapped memory almost certain about this
     
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    for comparison heres mine:

    Code:
    3.10.0-1062.4.3.el7.x86_64
    
    CentOS Linux release 7.7.1908 (Core)
    
    Centmin Mod
    Architecture:          x86_64
    CPU op-mode(s):        32-bit, 64-bit
    Byte Order:            Little Endian
    CPU(s):                8
    On-line CPU(s) list:   0-7
    Thread(s) per core:    2
    Core(s) per socket:    4
    Socket(s):             1
    NUMA node(s):          1
    Vendor ID:             GenuineIntel
    CPU family:            6
    Model:                 158
    Model name:            Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 v6 @ 3.80GHz
    Stepping:              9
    CPU MHz:               3999.926
    CPU max MHz:           4200.0000
    CPU min MHz:           800.0000
    BogoMIPS:              7584.00
    Virtualization:        VT-x
    L1d cache:             32K
    L1i cache:             32K
    L2 cache:              256K
    L3 cache:              8192K
    NUMA node0 CPU(s):     0-7
    Flags:                 fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc art arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf eagerfpu pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 sdbg fma cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm abm 3dnowprefetch epb invpcid_single intel_pt ssbd ibrs ibpb stibp tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 hle avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid rtm mpx rdseed adx smap clflushopt xsaveopt xsavec xgetbv1 dtherm ida arat pln pts hwp hwp_notify hwp_act_window hwp_epp md_clear spec_ctrl intel_stibp flush_l1d
    
    CPU Flags
     fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc art arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf eagerfpu pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 sdbg fma cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm abm 3dnowprefetch epb invpcid_single intel_pt ssbd ibrs ibpb stibp tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 hle avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid rtm mpx rdseed adx smap clflushopt xsaveopt xsavec xgetbv1 dtherm ida arat pln pts hwp hwp_notify hwp_act_window hwp_epp md_clear spec_ctrl intel_stibp flush_l1d
    
    CPU NODE SOCKET CORE L1d:L1i:L2:L3 ONLINE MAXMHZ    MINMHZ
    0   0    0      0    0:0:0:0       yes    4200.0000 800.0000
    1   0    0      1    1:1:1:0       yes    4200.0000 800.0000
    2   0    0      2    2:2:2:0       yes    4200.0000 800.0000
    3   0    0      3    3:3:3:0       yes    4200.0000 800.0000
    4   0    0      0    0:0:0:0       yes    4200.0000 800.0000
    5   0    0      1    1:1:1:0       yes    4200.0000 800.0000
    6   0    0      2    2:2:2:0       yes    4200.0000 800.0000
    7   0    0      3    3:3:3:0       yes    4200.0000 800.0000
    
                  total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
    Mem:          31970       11319        5779         156       14872       20106
    Low:          31970       26191        5779
    High:             0           0           0
    Swap:         16383           1       16382
    
    Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    devtmpfs         16G     0   16G   0% /dev
    tmpfs            16G   36M   16G   1% /dev/shm
    tmpfs            16G  122M   16G   1% /run
    tmpfs            16G     0   16G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
    /dev/sda2       197G   12G  176G   7% /
    /dev/sda5        16G   58M   15G   1% /tmp
    /dev/sdc1       235G   18G  206G   8% /home
    /dev/sda1       488M  133M  320M  30% /boot
    /dev/sdb1       917G   77M  871G   1% /home/backup
    tmpfs           3.2G     0  3.2G   0% /run/user/0
    tmpfs           3.2G     0  3.2G   0% /run/user/1003
    tmpfs           3.2G     0  3.2G   0% /run/user/1004
    tmpfs           3.2G     0  3.2G   0% /run/user/1010
    tmpfs           3.2G     0  3.2G   0% /run/user/1012
    tmpfs           3.2G     0  3.2G   0% /run/user/1011
    overlay         197G   12G  176G   7% /var/lib/docker/overlay2/3c35ee3b4b83b75f8e8e4624a1c228be0d1f706323cd161a6d9f74c8f6713a70/merged
    overlay         197G   12G  176G   7% /var/lib/docker/overlay2/5c6eee875305b1d2c37c1124f28d0d6c109ec15b516e1727409b870cea17e73b/merged
    shm              64M     0   64M   0% /var/lib/docker/containers/a812601e25cf35c3507cfeb07a133aae31a0c8685a4206265dca70a03267873c/mounts/shm
    shm              64M  8.0K   64M   1% /var/lib/docker/containers/3f5054aeec613cf40d60a0f6f14503d3d55a1dcd00c424b8709f3c64809b1ced/mounts/shm
    overlay         197G   12G  176G   7% /var/lib/docker/overlay2/18552830992bc4f82f62ea9c8530398631cfb24b96cb5dcbc67f2413352e827c/merged
    shm              64M     0   64M   0% /var/lib/docker/containers/0e6ecc6bd1585659e5e4928fa5736fa936013c1e50a1ed4b51410f7396136e0c/mounts/shm
    
    
    sysbench memory --threads=1 --memory-block-size=1K --memory-scope=global --memory-total-size=1G --memory-oper=read run
    sysbench 1.0.19 (using bundled LuaJIT 2.1.0-beta2)
    threads: 1
    block-size: 1KiB
    total-size: 1024MiB
    operation: read
    scope: global
    total-ops: 1048576 (7779543.67 per second)
    transferred (7597.21 MiB/sec)
    time: 0.1335s
    min: 0.00
    avg: 0.00
    max: 0.01
    95th: 0.00
    
    | memory sysbench | sysbench | threads: | block-size: | total-size: | operation: | total-ops: | transferred | time: | min: | avg: | max: | 95th: |
    | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
    | memory | 1.0.19 | 1 | 1KiB | 1024MiB | read | 1048576 | 7597.21 | 0.1335s | 0.00 | 0.00 | 0.01 | 0.00 |
    
    sysbench,sysbench,threads,block-size,total-size,operation,total-ops,transferred,time,min,avg,max,95th
    memory,1.0.19,1,1KiB,1024MiB,read,1048576,7597.21,0.1335s,0.00,0.00,0.01,0.00
    
    sysbench memory --threads=8 --memory-block-size=1K --memory-scope=global --memory-total-size=1G --memory-oper=read run
    sysbench 1.0.19 (using bundled LuaJIT 2.1.0-beta2)
    threads: 8
    block-size: 1KiB
    total-size: 1024MiB
    operation: read
    scope: global
    total-ops: 1048576 (24191683.17 per second)
    transferred (23624.69 MiB/sec)
    time: 0.0421s
    min: 0.00
    avg: 0.00
    max: 15.01
    95th: 0.00
    
    | memory sysbench | sysbench | threads: | block-size: | total-size: | operation: | total-ops: | transferred | time: | min: | avg: | max: | 95th: |
    | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
    | memory | 1.0.19 | 8 | 1KiB | 1024MiB | read | 1048576 | 23624.69 | 0.0421s | 0.00 | 0.00 | 15.01 | 0.00 |
    
    sysbench,sysbench,threads,block-size,total-size,operation,total-ops,transferred,time,min,avg,max,95th
    memory,1.0.19,8,1KiB,1024MiB,read,1048576,23624.69,0.0421s,0.00,0.00,15.01,0.00
    
     
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    I will post the result when I am back home. Currently on a business trip. Will be home this Thursday
     
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    skip that and do sysbench

    ./sysbench.sh mem
    check posts above u
     
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    Mine is a cloud based plan from Hetzner that i use for tests :)
     
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    dmidecode doesn't read memory hardware in virtualized environments like KVM, OpenVZ or Viirtouzzo only in dedicated servers so ssdnode VPS won't report values

    once you installed sysbench via my sysbench.sh script at centminmod/centminmod-sysbench you can run sysbench manually too for memory test keep changing --memory-total value incrementally from 1GB, 2GB, up to your VPS server's memory install size and watch the transferred speed in MiB/sec i.e.

    for 4GB memory size this is on i7 4790K dedicated server with DDR and number of threads determined by number of cpu threads running 4x8GB DDR3-1600Mhz = 32GB memory.
    Code (Text):
    sysbench memory --threads=$(nproc) --memory-block-size=1K --memory-scope=global --memory-total-size=4G --memory-oper=read run

    results with 4096.00 MiB transferred (38196.48 MiB/sec)
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    sysbench memory --threads=$(nproc) --memory-block-size=1K --memory-scope=global --memory-total-size=4G --memory-oper=read run
    sysbench 1.0.18 (using bundled LuaJIT 2.1.0-beta2)
    
    Running the test with following options:
    Number of threads: 8
    Initializing random number generator from current time
    
    Running memory speed test with the following options:
      block size: 1KiB
      total size: 4096MiB
      operation: read
      scope: global
    
    Initializing worker threads...
    
    Threads started!
    
    Total operations: 4194304 (39113198.52 per second)
    
    4096.00 MiB transferred (38196.48 MiB/sec)
    
    General statistics:
        total time:                          0.1059s
        total number of events:              4194304
    
    Latency (ms):
             min:                                    0.00
             avg:                                    0.00
             max:                                    0.04
             95th percentile:                        0.00
             sum:                                  215.26
    
    Threads fairness:
        events (avg/stddev):           524288.0000/0.00
        execution time (avg/stddev):   0.0269/0.00

    Speed in theory should be fairly uniform from 1GB up to memory installed size bar any VPS neighbours competing for resources at the time of testing but not really indicative of whether VPS host node is swapping to disk.

    If you're referring to this users thread at https://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/161270/ssdnodes-ram-is-not-fully-utilized, he never provided his VPS memory usage info as higher memory and/or cpu usage within VPS doesn't mean VPS host node is swapping to disk, it means just his VPS is using more memory and/or cpu. That use probably doesn't understand how linux reports used memory see Help! Linux ate my RAM!
     
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