At Cloud Propeller we believe in a single-tier, "best hardware money can buy" infrastructure, no matter what workloads you (our valued clients) chose to run. A single tier makes it easier for us to manage and for our clients to utilize, and when it is built on the fastest hardware there is - we believe it lets you concentrate on things that matter (like running the business).
- CPU performance should be at least 30% better for most general workloads, and up to 200% for more specific workloads that utilize the full potential of the new Intel architecture
- Storage performance should be about 400% faster than previous generation
- Network bandwidth is now doubled (@ 40Gbit/host), and in Q2 2020 it will be 3 times that (6 times the previous generation @ 120Gbit/host)
- Detailed specs further down below
- 3.3GHz single-core performance (up from 2.5), w/ Turbo Boost of 4.2GHz
- 6246 processors are the latest (2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable) from Intel which (released: Q2 of 2019, two months ago).
- Unlike most Cloud Providers where density (read: revenue) is the decision driver, we picked this particular CPU for fastest base clock in a CPU w/ at least 12 cores. A purely performance-driven decision.
- With the upgrade of underlying compute, our DDR4 memory also gets the speed boost from 2400MHz to 2933MHz (the fastest server-grade memory available today)
- We have always provided All-Flash (SSD) storage, however, we have now upgraded to world's fastest solid state storage technology - NVMe drives connected directly to the PCI-express bus (no SAS controllers, no bottle-necks).
- In particular:
- 2,500 MB/sec per PCI-express cards
- 550,000 random read and write IOPS @ 10 µs (micro seconds) latency
- 3,200 MB/sec per Drive
- 651,000 random read; 219,000 random write IOPS (@ about 40 µs)
- Instead of 20Gbit, we now utilize 4 x 10Gbit (40Gbit) per host. In Gen2.5 (coming as early as Q2 of 2020 or as soon as VMware/vSAN add support for it) we will be adding additional 2 x 40Gbit NICs per host to further increase bandwidth to a whopping 120Gbit per host.
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