Server benchmark: Hetzner EQ 4 Dedicated Server

  • 2011
  • Hetzner EQ 4 Dedicated Server
  • i7-920 Quadcore
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 750 GB HD RAID1
  • 100 GB backup space
  • 10 TB traffic/mo
  • Debian 6.0 64 bit
  • Tests run 2011-07-26
UnixBench 5.1.2
./Run dhry2reg whetstone-double syscall pipe context1 spawn execl shell1 shell8 shell16

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   BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 5.1.2)

   System: Catz: GNU/Linux
   OS: GNU/Linux -- 2.6.32-5-amd64 -- #1 SMP Tue Jun 14 09:42:28 UTC 2011
   Machine: x86_64 (unknown)
   Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap="UTF-8", collate="UTF-8")
   CPU 0: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (5346.9 bogomips)
          Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
   CPU 1: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (5346.3 bogomips)
          Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
   CPU 2: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (5346.3 bogomips)
          Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
   CPU 3: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (5346.3 bogomips)
          Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
   CPU 4: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (5346.3 bogomips)
          Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
   CPU 5: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (5346.3 bogomips)
          Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
   CPU 6: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (5346.3 bogomips)
          Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
   CPU 7: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (5346.3 bogomips)
          Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
   22:55:09 up 21 days, 20:05,  1 user,  load average: 0.08, 0.02, 0.01; runlevel

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Benchmark Run: Tue Jul 26 2011 22:55:09 - 23:19:23
8 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       27555642.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     3512.6 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               2357.0 lps   (29.8 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             2393202.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 115468.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              10283.4 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   5230.0 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (16 concurrent)                  2172.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   3838.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        4013754.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Partial Index              BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   27555642.4   2361.2
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       3512.6    638.7
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       2357.0    548.1
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    2393202.5   1923.8
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     115468.1    288.7
Process Creation                                126.0      10283.4    816.1
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       5230.0   1233.5
Shell Scripts (16 concurrent)                     ---       2172.6      ---
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       3838.4   6397.3
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    4013754.3   2675.8
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System Benchmarks Index Score (Partial Only)                         1258.4

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Benchmark Run: Tue Jul 26 2011 23:19:23 - 23:43:41
8 CPUs in system; running 8 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables      118285351.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    22650.0 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              26026.9 lps   (29.8 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                            10075448.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                2152219.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              78921.4 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  37678.9 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (16 concurrent)                  2463.9 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   4935.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                       13352672.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Partial Index              BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0  118285351.9  10135.8
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      22650.0   4118.2
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      26026.9   6052.8
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0   10075448.0   8099.2
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0    2152219.6   5380.5
Process Creation                                126.0      78921.4   6263.6
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      37678.9   8886.5
Shell Scripts (16 concurrent)                     ---       2463.9      ---
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       4935.7   8226.2
System Call Overhead                          15000.0   13352672.2   8901.8
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System Benchmarks Index Score (Partial Only)                         7083.1

the best of three subsequent test runs of

dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 11.4294 s, 93.9 MB/s

the best of three subsequent test runs of

hdparm -t dev
Timing buffered disk reads: 334 MB in  3.01 seconds = 110.84 MB/sec

Disclaimer: based on my experience disk performance testing with dd and hdparm are crude methods. The real-life disk load of a web service cannot be emulated with dd or hdparm.