The Cost/Hr column provides an hourly cost (or range of costs when multiple purchasing options are available). Hourly costs are normalized to include setup/upfront fees, or if a service bills monthly instead of hourly. Add-on features and storage costs are not included in this column.

Value columns are derived from dividing the primary benchmark metric by the normalized hourly cost. If a range of costs are available, both a high (best value) and low value metric is provided (e.g. Amazon EC2 reserve vs on-demand).

All testing is performed using the latest Ubuntu 14 image offered by each service. Additionally, optimal settings are selected based on documentation and provider recommendations (e.g. affinity groups, VPC, etc.).

CPU | Memory | Block Storage | Internal Network | TeraSort


SPEC CPU 2006 | Test Harness | Geekbench 3 | Test Harness | Unixbench | Test Harness

SPECint | SPECfp | Geekbench | Geekbench Multicore | Unixbench | Unixbench Multicore

SPECint Metrics

Service Instance Type CPU CPU Cores Rate Copies SPECint [estimate] SPECint [stdev] SPECint Reports Tests Performed Instances Tested Regions Tested Cost/Hr Highest Value Lowest Value
Amazon EC2 c4.8xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2666 v3 2.90GHz 36 36 795 1
1 2 3 4 5 6
6 5 1 $1.76-4.03 451.7 197.27
Rackspace Cloud Servers OnMetal I/O Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.80GHz 40 40 780 2 26 10 1 $2.4 325 325
Amazon EC2 m4.10xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2676 v3 2.40GHz 40 40 773 17
1 2 3 4 5 6
6 5 1 $2.52-6.26 306.75 123.48
Rackspace Cloud Servers Compute Optimized - 60GB/32 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.80GHz 32 32 642 41 124 40 3 NA
Amazon EC2 c3.8xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.80GHz 32 32 635 9 21 11 7 $1.68-3.93 377.98 161.58
Amazon EC2 r3.8xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 2.50GHz 32 32 626 8 19 13 3 $2.8-6.79 223.57 92.19
Amazon EC2 i2.8xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 2.50GHz 32 32 622 19
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
18 12 3 $6.82-9.35 91.2 66.52
Rackspace Cloud Servers Memory Optimized - 240GB/32 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 2.50GHz 32 32 617 26 23 10 3 NA
SoftLayer Cloud Servers E5-2650 V2 - 64GB Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 2.60GHz 32 32 545 2
1 2 3 4 5
5 1 1 $1.3-1.48 419.23 368.24
Google Compute Engine n1-standard-32 Intel Xeon 2.30GHz 32 32 520 1
1 2
2 1 1 $2.02-2.21 257.43 235.29
Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines A9 - Network Optimized Intel Xeon E5-2670 0 2.60GHz 16 16 506 2 32 7 2 $4.47-4.9 113.2 103.27
CenturyLink Cloud Servers 16cpu-32gb-hs Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 2.70GHz 16 16 496 1
1 2 3 4 5 6
6 2 1 NA
Rackspace Cloud Servers I/O Optimized - 120GB/32 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2670 0 2.60GHz 32 32 493 9 40 18 4 NA
Rackspace Cloud Servers I/O Optimized - 90GB/24 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 2.60GHz 24 24 467 5
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
9 4 1 NA
Rackspace Cloud Servers Compute Optimized - 30GB/16 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.80GHz 16 16 457 40 158 44 3 NA
Rackspace Cloud Servers I/O Optimized - 90GB/24 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2670 0 2.60GHz 24 24 446 6 48 20 2 NA
Google Compute Engine n1-standard-32 Intel Xeon 2.50GHz 32 32 446 2
1 2 3 4 5
5 1 1 $2.02-2.21 220.79 201.81
CenturyLink Cloud Servers 16cpu-32gb Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 2.60GHz 16 16 440 90 29 9 3 NA
Rackspace Cloud Servers Memory Optimized - 120GB/16 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 2.50GHz 16 16 439 42 58 20 3 NA
Rackspace Cloud Servers 60GB Performance 2 Intel Xeon E5-2670 0 2.60GHz 16 16 394 16 30 5 5 $1.92 205.21 205.21
Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines D14 - High Memory Intel Xeon E5-2660 0 2.20GHz 16 16 390 9 25 5 2 $1.39-2.61 280.58 149.43
Rackspace Cloud Servers I/O Optimized - 60GB/16 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2670 0 2.60GHz 16 16 384 33 79 25 4 NA
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 16core-32gb Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 3.00GHz 16 16 381 14
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
10 2 2 NA
Rackspace Cloud Servers OnMetal Compute Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.80GHz 20 20 379 0 25 5 1 $0.68 557.35 557.35
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 16core-32gb Intel Xeon E5-2683 v3 2.00GHz 16 16 365 40 40 16 3 NA
DigitalOcean 64GB Droplet Intel Xeon E5-2650L v3 1.80GHz 20 20 365 56 25 5 1 $0.88 414.77 414.77
Amazon EC2 c4.4xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2666 v3 2.90GHz 16 16 365 11 27 10 2 $0.88-2.01 414.77 181.59
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 16core-32gb Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 2.60GHz 16 16 357 13 95 23 8 NA
Linode Cloud Hosting Linode 64GB Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.80GHz 20 20 349 20 31 14 3 NA
Linode Cloud Hosting Linode 96GB Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.80GHz 20 20 348 31 25 11 2 NA
Amazon EC2 m4.4xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2676 v3 2.40GHz 16 16 327 7
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
14 5 1 $1.01-2.5 323.76 130.8
DigitalOcean 64GB Droplet Intel Xeon E5-2630 0 2.30GHz 20 20 326 38
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
8 3 1 $0.88 370.45 370.45
Rackspace Cloud Servers OnMetal Memory Intel Xeon E5-2630 v2 2.60GHz 24 16 323 0 20 5 1 $2.19 147.49 147.49
Amazon EC2 c3.4xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.80GHz 16 16 323 7 29 12 7 $0.84-1.96 384.52 164.8
Amazon EC2 r3.4xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 2.50GHz 16 16 315 6
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
15 9 1 $1.4-3.39 225 92.92
Amazon EC2 i2.4xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 2.50GHz 16 16 315 4
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
11 9 2 $3.41-4.67 92.38 67.45
Linode Cloud Hosting Linode 48GB Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.80GHz 16 16 310 14 47 19 4 NA
Google Compute Engine n1-highmem-16 Intel Xeon 2.50GHz 16 16 296 1
1 2 3 4 5 6
6 3 1 $1.18-1.3 250.85 227.69
Google Compute Engine n1-highcpu-16 Intel Xeon 2.50GHz 16 16 292 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
13 5 2 $0.64-0.69 456.25 423.19
Google Compute Engine n1-standard-16 Intel Xeon 2.50GHz 16 16 292 9 67 16 3 $1.01-1.1 289.11 265.45
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 16core-32gb Intel Xeon E5-2650 0 2.00GHz 16 16 288 5
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
8 2 1 NA
Google Compute Engine n1-highmem-16 Intel Xeon 2.60GHz 16 16 287 22
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
16 4 1 $1.18-1.3 243.22 220.77
DigitalOcean 64GB Droplet QEMU Virtual version 1.0 20 20 284 5
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
12 2 2 $0.88 322.73 322.73
Google Compute Engine n1-highcpu-16 Intel Xeon 2.50GHz 16 14 280 0
1 2
2 1 1 $0.64-0.69 437.5 405.8
CenturyLink Cloud Servers 8cpu-16gb Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 2.70GHz 8 8 278 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
12 3 1 NA
CenturyLink Cloud Servers 8cpu-16gb-hs Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 2.70GHz 8 8 277 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
8 2 1 NA
DigitalOcean 64GB Droplet Intel Xeon E5-2630L v2 2.40GHz 20 20 276 52 79 33 5 $0.88 313.64 313.64
Google Compute Engine n1-standard-16 Intel Xeon 2.60GHz 16 16 274 4 21 3 1 $1.01-1.1 271.29 249.09
Google Compute Engine n1-highcpu-16 Intel Xeon 2.60GHz 16 16 272 4 29 6 2 $0.64-0.69 425 394.2
Google Compute Engine n1-highcpu-16 Intel Xeon 2.60GHz 16 14 269 5
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
12 6 2 $0.64-0.69 420.31 389.86
Linode Cloud Hosting Linode 32GB Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.80GHz 12 12 269 25 66 18 6 NA
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 8core-16gb Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 3.00GHz 8 8 258 5
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
15 2 2 NA
Rackspace Cloud Servers Compute Optimized - 15GB/8 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.80GHz 8 8 255 29 177 45 3 NA
Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines A8 - Network Optimized Intel Xeon E5-2670 0 2.60GHz 8 8 255 1 21 6 1 $1.97-2.45 129.44 104.08
Rackspace Cloud Servers Memory Optimized - 60GB/8 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 2.50GHz 8 8 255 13 125 32 3 NA
DigitalOcean 64GB Droplet Intel Xeon E5-2630L 0 2.00GHz 20 20 252 19
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
7 4 1 $0.88 286.36 286.36
DigitalOcean 48GB Droplet Intel Xeon E5-2630L v2 2.40GHz 16 16 252 43 122 35 6 $0.66 381.82 381.82
DigitalOcean 48GB Droplet QEMU Virtual version 1.0 16 16 249 15
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
15 5 2 $0.66 377.27 377.27
CenturyLink Cloud Servers 8cpu-16gb Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 2.60GHz 8 8 234 37 24 6 2 NA
Rackspace Cloud Servers I/O Optimized - 30GB/8 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2670 0 2.60GHz 8 8 226 13 101 25 3 NA
Linode Cloud Hosting Linode 16GB Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.80GHz 8 8 225 23 80 16 6 NA
Rackspace Cloud Servers 30GB Performance 2 Intel Xeon E5-2670 0 2.60GHz 8 8 223 9 36 5 5 $0.96 232.29 232.29
Amazon EC2 hs1.8xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2650 0 2.00GHz 16 16 218 1 27 7 1 $4.6-6 47.39 36.33
DigitalOcean 48GB Droplet Intel Xeon E5-2630L 0 2.00GHz 16 16 215 10
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
9 3 2 $0.66 325.76 325.76
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 16core-32gb Intel Xeon E5620 2.40GHz 16 16 213 0
1 2
2 1 1 NA
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 8core-16gb Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 2.60GHz 8 8 213 25 107 30 8 NA
DigitalOcean 32GB Droplet Intel Xeon E5-2630L v2 2.40GHz 12 12 210 38 144 44 5 $0.44 477.27 477.27
DigitalOcean 32GB Droplet QEMU Virtual version 1.0 12 12 210 1
1 2 3 4 5 6
6 1 1 $0.44 477.27 477.27
Rackspace Cloud Servers 8GB Performance 1 Intel Xeon E5-2670 0 2.60GHz 8 8 208 7 27 4 3 $0.26 800 800
DigitalOcean 32GB Droplet QEMU Virtual version 2.0.0 12 12 205 7
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
7 1 1 $0.44 465.91 465.91
Amazon EC2 c4.2xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2666 v3 2.90GHz 8 8 200 1 19 7 2 $0.44-1.01 454.55 198.02
Rackspace Cloud Servers General Purpose - 8GB/8 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2670 0 2.60GHz 8 8 199 19 69 25 3 NA
Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines D4 - General Purpose Intel Xeon E5-2660 0 2.20GHz 8 8 197 1 21 6 2 $0.68-1.37 289.71 143.8
SoftLayer Cloud Servers E3-1270 - 32GB Intel Xeon E3-1270 v3 3.50GHz 8 8 195 0
1 2 3 4 5
5 1 1 $1.09-1.12 178.9 174.11
Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines D13 - High Memory Intel Xeon E5-2660 0 2.20GHz 8 8 194 3
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
13 3 1 $0.77-1.45 251.95 133.79
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 8core-16gb Intel Xeon E5-2683 v3 2.00GHz 8 8 189 40 42 14 3 NA
Linode Cloud Hosting Linode 16GB Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 2.50GHz 8 8 189 10
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
11 5 1 NA
Linode Cloud Hosting Linode 8GB Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 2.50GHz 6 6 177 6
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
13 5 1 NA
Amazon EC2 c3.2xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.80GHz 8 8 173 3 35 13 8 $0.42-0.98 411.9 176.53
Amazon EC2 r3.2xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 2.50GHz 8 8 171 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
8 4 1 $0.7-1.29 244.29 132.56
Amazon EC2 m3.2xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 2.50GHz 8 8 171 1
1 2 3 4
4 2 1 $0.53-1.29 322.64 132.56
Amazon EC2 i2.2xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 2.50GHz 8 8 170 3
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
9 7 2 $1.71-2.34 99.42 72.65
DigitalOcean 16GB Droplet Intel Xeon E5-2630L 0 2.00GHz 8 8 167 22 34 8 3 $0.22 759.09 759.09
Amazon EC2 m4.2xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2676 v3 2.40GHz 8 8 167 12
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
11 4 1 $0.5-1.25 334 133.6
Linode Cloud Hosting Linode 8GB Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.80GHz 6 6 166 16 75 15 5 NA
Google Compute Engine n1-highcpu-8 Intel Xeon 2.50GHz 8 8 165 2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
15 7 1 $0.32-0.34 515.63 485.29
Amazon EC2 g2.2xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2670 0 2.60GHz 8 8 162 7
1 2 3 4
4 2 1 $0.65-1.16 249.23 139.66
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 8core-16gb Intel Xeon E5-2650 0 2.00GHz 8 8 161 10 44 9 3 NA
Google Compute Engine n1-highmem-8 Intel Xeon 2.50GHz 8 8 160 2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
10 5 1 $0.59-0.65 271.19 246.15
DigitalOcean 16GB Droplet QEMU Virtual version 1.0 8 8 159 13 49 12 3 $0.22 722.73 722.73
Google Compute Engine n1-highmem-8 Intel Xeon 2.60GHz 8 8 158 2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
11 5 1 $0.59-0.65 267.8 243.08
Google Compute Engine n1-standard-8 Intel Xeon 2.50GHz 8 8 158 2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
14 7 1 $0.5-0.55 316 287.27
Google Compute Engine n1-standard-8 Intel Xeon 2.60GHz 8 8 158 1 30 6 2 $0.5-0.55 316 287.27
DigitalOcean 16GB Droplet Intel Xeon E5-2630L v2 2.40GHz 8 8 151 26 89 26 6 $0.22 686.36 686.36
Google Compute Engine n1-highcpu-8 Intel Xeon 2.60GHz 8 7 150 4 35 6 2 $0.32-0.34 468.75 441.18
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 16core-32gb Intel Xeon E5-2683 v3 2.00GHz 8 8 148 18
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
10 5 1 NA
CenturyLink Cloud Servers 4cpu-8gb Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 2.70GHz 4 4 147 0
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
15 3 1 NA
CenturyLink Cloud Servers 4cpu-8gb Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 2.60GHz 4 4 139 4
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
15 3 1 NA
CenturyLink Cloud Servers 4cpu-8gb Intel Xeon E5-2680 0 2.70GHz 4 4 136 4
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
12 3 1 NA
Rackspace Cloud Servers Memory Optimized - 30GB/4 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 2.50GHz 4 4 135 7 130 41 3 NA
Rackspace Cloud Servers Compute Optimized - 7.5GB/4 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.80GHz 4 4 134 9 199 48 3 NA
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 4core-8gb Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 3.00GHz 4 4 127 13
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
15 2 2 NA
Rackspace Cloud Servers I/O Optimized - 15GB/4 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 2.60GHz 4 4 126 2 25 5 1 NA
Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines A7 - Memory Intensive - Standard Intel Xeon E5-2660 0 2.20GHz 8 8 120 2
1 2 3 4 5
5 3 1 $0.88-1.32 136.36 90.91
Rackspace Cloud Servers I/O Optimized - 15GB/4 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2670 0 2.60GHz 4 4 120 1 94 20 3 NA
CenturyLink Cloud Servers 4cpu-8gb-hs Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 2.60GHz 4 4 118 2
1 2 3 4 5 6
6 2 1 NA
Linode Cloud Hosting Linode 4GB Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.80GHz 4 4 117 7 102 18 7 NA
Rackspace Cloud Servers 15GB Performance 2 Intel Xeon E5-2670 0 2.60GHz 4 4 115 1 40 5 5 $0.48 239.58 239.58
Rackspace Cloud Servers General Purpose - 4GB/4 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 2.60GHz 4 4 114 2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
10 5 1 NA
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 4core-8gb Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 2.60GHz 4 4 110 11 105 27 8 NA
Rackspace Cloud Servers General Purpose - 4GB/4 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2670 0 2.60GHz 4 4 108 7 85 20 4 NA
Rackspace Cloud Servers 4GB Performance 1 Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 2.60GHz 4 4 108 9
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
7 1 1 $0.13 830.77 830.77
Rackspace Cloud Servers 4GB Performance 1 Intel Xeon E5-2670 0 2.60GHz 4 4 107 5 29 4 3 $0.13 823.08 823.08
Amazon EC2 c4.xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2666 v3 2.90GHz 4 4 104 2 25 10 2 $0.22-0.5 472.73 208
DigitalOcean 8GB Droplet Intel Xeon E5-2630L v2 2.40GHz 4 4 104 14 113 25 6 $0.11 945.45 945.45
Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines D12 - High Memory Intel Xeon E5-2660 0 2.20GHz 4 4 100 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
12 3 1 $0.43-0.81 232.56 123.46
Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines D3 - General Purpose Intel Xeon E5-2660 0 2.20GHz 4 4 100 3 19 6 2 $0.34-0.68 294.12 147.06
DigitalOcean 8GB Droplet Intel Xeon E5-2630 0 2.30GHz 4 4 100 4
1 2 3 4 5
5 2 1 $0.11 909.09 909.09
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 4core-8gb Intel Xeon E5-2683 v3 2.00GHz 4 4 98 7 58 16 4 NA
DigitalOcean 8GB Droplet QEMU Virtual version 1.0 4 4 94 2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
12 2 2 $0.11 854.55 854.55
Amazon EC2 c3.xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.80GHz 4 4 92 3 30 11 6 $0.21-0.49 438.1 187.76
Amazon EC2 d2.xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2676 v3 2.40GHz 4 4 91 1
1 2 3 4 5 6
6 5 1 $0.69-1 131.88 91
Amazon EC2 m4.xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2676 v3 2.40GHz 4 4 90 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
17 5 1 $0.25-0.63 360 142.86
Amazon EC2 i2.xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 2.50GHz 4 4 90 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
10 7 1 $0.85-1.17 105.88 76.92
Amazon EC2 m3.xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 2.50GHz 4 4 90 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
11 4 1 $0.27-0.64 333.33 140.63
DigitalOcean 8GB Droplet Intel Xeon E5-2630L 0 2.00GHz 4 4 89 9 25 6 2 $0.11 809.09 809.09
Amazon EC2 r3.xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 2.50GHz 4 4 89 2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
14 9 2 $0.35-0.67 254.29 132.84
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 4core-8gb Intel Xeon E5620 2.40GHz 4 4 89 4
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
14 3 3 NA
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 4core-8gb Intel Xeon E5-2650 0 2.00GHz 4 4 88 0
1 2 3 4 5
5 1 1 NA
Liquid Web Storm Servers 2GB Storm SSD Intel Xeon E3-1271 v3 3.60GHz 2 2 86 3 25 5 1 $0.07 1228.57 1228.57
Google Compute Engine n1-highcpu-4 Intel Xeon 2.60GHz 4 4 86 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
10 5 1 $0.16-0.17 537.5 505.88
Google Compute Engine n1-highmem-4 Intel Xeon 2.50GHz 4 4 86 10 23 11 2 $0.3-0.32 286.67 268.75
Google Compute Engine n1-highcpu-4 Intel Xeon 2.50GHz 4 4 82 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
8 4 1 $0.16-0.17 512.5 482.35
Google Compute Engine n1-standard-4 Intel Xeon 2.50GHz 4 4 82 3 27 11 2 $0.25-0.28 328 292.86
Google Compute Engine n1-standard-4 Intel Xeon 2.60GHz 4 4 82 2 31 6 2 $0.25-0.28 328 292.86
Google Compute Engine n1-highcpu-4 Intel Xeon 2.60GHz 4 3 78 5 22 3 1 $0.16-0.17 487.5 458.82
CenturyLink Cloud Servers 2cpu-4gb Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 2.60GHz 2 2 76 0
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
15 3 1 NA
Rackspace Cloud Servers Compute Optimized - 3.75GB/2 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.80GHz 2 2 75 6 209 50 3 NA
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 2core-4gb Intel Xeon E31270 3.40GHz 2 2 73 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
8 1 1 NA
CenturyLink Cloud Servers 2cpu-4gb-hs Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 2.60GHz 2 2 73 1
1 2 3 4 5 6
6 2 1 NA
Rackspace Cloud Servers Memory Optimized - 15GB/2 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 2.50GHz 2 2 70 4 156 44 3 NA
Google Compute Engine n1-highcpu-4 Intel Xeon 2.50GHz 4 3 70 1 19 3 1 $0.16-0.17 437.5 411.76
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 2core-4gb Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 3.00GHz 2 2 66 2 36 7 1 NA
Rackspace Cloud Servers 2GB Performance 1 Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 2.60GHz 2 2 61 0
1 2 3 4 5
5 1 1 $0.06 1016.67 1016.67
Linode Cloud Hosting Linode 2GB Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.80GHz 2 2 60 5 109 20 6 NA
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 2core-4gb Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 2.60GHz 2 2 60 4 173 43 9 NA
Rackspace Cloud Servers General Purpose - 2GB/2 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2670 0 2.60GHz 2 2 57 3 158 45 4 NA
Rackspace Cloud Servers 2GB Performance 1 Intel Xeon E5-2670 0 2.60GHz 2 2 57 7 44 10 5 $0.06 950 950
DigitalOcean 2GB Droplet Intel Xeon E5-2630L v2 2.40GHz 2 2 55 2 108 30 6 $0.03 1833.33 1833.33
Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines D11 - High Memory Intel Xeon E5-2660 0 2.20GHz 2 2 54 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
15 3 1 $0.21-0.4 257.14 135
Amazon EC2 c4.large Intel Xeon E5-2666 v3 2.90GHz 2 2 54 2 26 10 1 $0.11-0.25 490.91 216
DigitalOcean 4GB Droplet Intel Xeon E5-2630L v2 2.40GHz 2 2 53 10 156 38 6 $0.05 1060 1060
Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines D2 - General Purpose Intel Xeon E5-2660 0 2.20GHz 2 2 53 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
18 5 2 $0.17-0.34 311.76 155.88
Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines A6 - Memory Intensive - Standard AMD Opteron 4171 HE 4 4 53 0
1 2
2 2 1 $0.44-0.66 120.45 80.3
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 2core-4gb Intel Xeon E5-2650 0 2.00GHz 2 2 47 3 31 6 4 NA
Amazon EC2 m4.large Intel Xeon E5-2676 v3 2.40GHz 2 2 47 0
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
18 5 1 $0.13-0.31 361.54 151.61
Amazon EC2 c3.large Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.80GHz 2 2 47 1 27 10 5 $0.11-0.25 427.27 188
Amazon EC2 r3.large Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 2.50GHz 2 2 46 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
10 5 1 $0.18-0.34 255.56 135.29
DigitalOcean 2GB Droplet Intel Xeon E5-2630L 0 2.00GHz 2 2 46 0
1 2
2 1 1 $0.03 1533.33 1533.33
Google Compute Engine n1-highcpu-2 Intel Xeon 2.60GHz 2 2 46 2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
8 4 1 $0.08-0.09 575 511.11
Amazon EC2 m3.large Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 2.50GHz 2 2 46 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
10 5 1 $0.13-0.32 353.85 143.75
DigitalOcean 2GB Droplet Intel Xeon E5-2650L v3 1.80GHz 2 2 45 2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
11 5 1 $0.03 1500 1500
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 2core-4gb Intel Xeon E5620 2.40GHz 2 2 45 5 19 4 2 NA
DigitalOcean 4GB Droplet QEMU Virtual version 1.0 2 2 44 3
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
13 5 1 $0.05 880 880
DigitalOcean 4GB Droplet Intel Xeon E5-2630L 0 2.00GHz 2 2 43 1
1 2 3 4 5
5 2 1 $0.05 860 860
Google Compute Engine n1-standard-2 Intel Xeon 2.60GHz 2 2 43 2 61 18 2 $0.13-0.14 330.77 307.14
Google Compute Engine n1-highcpu-2 Intel Xeon 2.50GHz 2 2 42 1 45 11 2 $0.08-0.09 525 466.67
Amazon EC2 t2.medium Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 2.50GHz 2 2 42 28
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
10 5 1 $0.05-0.13 840 323.08
DigitalOcean 2GB Droplet QEMU Virtual version 1.0 2 2 41 8 58 14 4 $0.03 1366.67 1366.67
Google Compute Engine n1-standard-2 Intel Xeon 2.50GHz 2 2 41 2 19 7 1 $0.13-0.14 315.38 292.86
Google Compute Engine n1-highmem-2 Intel Xeon 2.50GHz 2 2 40 2 23 10 2 $0.15-0.16 266.67 250
Amazon EC2 t2.micro Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 2.50GHz 1 1 40 1
1 2 3 4
4 4 1 $0.01-0.03 4000 1333.33
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 1core-2gb Intel Xeon E31270 3.40GHz 1 1 40 0
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
11 3 2 NA
Google Compute Engine n1-standard-1 Intel Xeon 2.60GHz 1 1 34 1 46 11 2 $0.06-0.07 566.67 485.71
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 1core-2gb Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 3.00GHz 1 1 34 4
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
10 2 1 NA
Google Compute Engine n1-standard-1 Intel Xeon 2.50GHz 1 1 33 2 43 10 2 $0.06-0.07 550 471.43
Rackspace Cloud Servers General Purpose - 1GB/1 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2670 0 2.60GHz 1 1 32 1 96 24 2 NA
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 1core-2gb Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 2.60GHz 1 1 31 1 163 36 9 NA
Linode Cloud Hosting Linode 1GB Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.80GHz 1 1 30 3 91 19 6 NA
DigitalOcean 512MB Droplet Intel Xeon E5-2630L v2 2.40GHz 1 1 30 0
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
7 1 1 $0.01 3000 3000
DigitalOcean 1GB Droplet Intel Xeon E5-2630L v2 2.40GHz 1 1 29 3 162 38 4 $0.01 2900 2900
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 1core-2gb Intel Xeon X5570 2.93GHz 1 1 29 0
1 2 3 4 5
5 1 1 NA
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 1core-2gb Intel Xeon E5-2683 v3 2.00GHz 1 1 28 0 25 10 2 NA
Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines D1 - General Purpose Intel Xeon E5-2660 0 2.20GHz 1 1 27 1 23 6 2 $0.09-0.17 300 158.82
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 1core-2gb Intel Xeon E5620 2.40GHz 1 1 25 1 20 4 2 NA
DigitalOcean 1GB Droplet Intel Xeon E5-2630L 0 2.00GHz 1 1 25 0
1 2 3 4
4 1 1 $0.01 2500 2500
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 1core-2gb Intel Xeon E5-2650 0 2.00GHz 1 1 24 1 36 10 4 NA
DigitalOcean 1GB Droplet QEMU Virtual version 1.4.0 1 1 23 0
1 2 3
3 1 1 $0.01 2300 2300
Amazon EC2 t2.small Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 2.50GHz 1 1 21 14
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
10 5 1 $0.03-0.06 700 350
DigitalOcean 1GB Droplet Intel Xeon E5-2650L v3 1.80GHz 1 1 21 6
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
13 8 1 $0.01 2100 2100
DigitalOcean 1GB Droplet QEMU Virtual version 1.0 1 1 20 4
1 2 3 4 5 6
6 3 3 $0.01 2000 2000
Amazon EC2 m3.medium Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 2.50GHz 1 1 19 0
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
7 5 1 $0.07-0.16 271.43 118.75
Google Compute Engine g1-small Intel Xeon 2.60GHz 1 1 17 1
1 2 3 4 5 6
6 3 1 $0.03 566.67 566.67
Google Compute Engine g1-small Intel Xeon 2.50GHz 1 1 15 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
9 5 1 $0.03 500 500
Google Compute Engine f1-micro Intel Xeon 2.50GHz 1 1 8 0
1 2 3
3 3 1 $0.01 800 800

SPECfp Metrics

Service Instance Type CPU CPU Cores Rate Copies SPECfp [estimate] SPECfp [stdev] SPECfp Reports Tests Performed Instances Tested Regions Tested Cost/Hr Highest Value Lowest Value
Amazon EC2 c4.8xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2666 v3 2.90GHz 36 36 569 7
1 2 3 4 5 6
6 5 1 $1.76-4.03 323.3 141.19
Amazon EC2 m4.10xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2676 v3 2.40GHz 40 40 547 2
1 2 3 4 5 6
6 5 1 $2.52-6.26 217.06 87.38
Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines G5 - Performance Optimized Intel Xeon E5-2698B v3 2.00GHz 32 32 537 0
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
8 4 1 $8.69-9.65 61.8 55.65
Rackspace Cloud Servers OnMetal I/O Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.80GHz 40 40 526 1 26 10 1 $2.4 219.17 219.17
Rackspace Cloud Servers Compute Optimized - 60GB/32 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.80GHz 32 32 457 21 124 40 3 NA
Amazon EC2 r3.8xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 2.50GHz 32 32 453 1 19 13 3 $2.8-6.79 161.79 66.72
Amazon EC2 i2.8xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 2.50GHz 32 32 447 16
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
18 12 3 $6.82-9.35 65.54 47.81
Rackspace Cloud Servers Memory Optimized - 240GB/32 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 2.50GHz 32 32 432 14 23 10 3 NA
Amazon EC2 c3.8xlarge Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.80GHz 32 32 406 22 21 11 7 $1.68-3.93 241.67 103.31
Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines A9 - Network Optimized Intel Xeon E5-2670 0 2.60GHz 16 16 390 1 32 7 2 $4.47-4.9 87.25 79.59
CenturyLink Cloud Servers 16cpu-32gb-hs Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 2.70GHz 16 16 370 1
1 2 3 4 5 6
6 2 1 NA
Rackspace Cloud Servers I/O Optimized - 90GB/24 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 2.60GHz 24 24 365 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
9 4 1 NA
Rackspace Cloud Servers Compute Optimized - 30GB/16 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.80GHz 16 16 361 27 158 44 3 NA
SoftLayer Cloud Servers E5-2650 V2 - 64GB Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 2.60GHz 32 32 354 4
1 2 3 4 5
5 1 1 $1.3-1.48 272.31 239.19
Rackspace Cloud Servers Memory Optimized - 120GB/16 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 2.50GHz 16 16 349 29 58 20 3 NA
Rackspace Cloud Servers I/O Optimized - 120GB/32 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2670 0 2.60GHz 32 32 344 12 40 18 4 NA
CenturyLink Cloud Servers 16cpu-32gb Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 2.60GHz 16 16 328 67 29 9 3 NA
Rackspace Cloud Servers I/O Optimized - 90GB/24 vCPU Intel Xeon E5-2670 0 2.60GHz 24 24 327 4 48 20 2 NA
Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines D14 - High Memory Intel Xeon E5-2660 0 2.20GHz 16 16 321 13 28 8 2 $1.39-2.61 230.94 122.99
Google Compute Engine n1-standard-32 Intel Xeon 2.50GHz 32 32 320 1
1 2 3 4 5
5 1 1 $2.02-2.21 158.42 144.8
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 16core-32gb Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 3.00GHz 16 16 317 10
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
10 2 2 NA
Google Compute Engine n1-standard-32 Intel Xeon 2.30GHz 32 32 316 0
1 2
2 1 1 $2.02-2.21 156.44 142.99
DigitalOcean 64GB Droplet Intel Xeon E5-2650L v3 1.80GHz 20 20 306 48 25 5 1 $0.88 347.73 347.73
SoftLayer Cloud Servers 16core-32gb Intel Xeon E5-2683 v3 2.00GHz 16 16 302 38 40 16 3 NA