I have a Linode VPS with 1GB RAM. To verify the performance of it, I test the VPS with UnixBench 5.1.3.
The result is amazing. The System Benchmarks Index Score is 2298.
The details of score and breakdown of it are shown as below.
I doing this test before on other VPS. Never saw any VPS with such a high score. You can search the score on Google. Most of them are below 800. Some good one may have the score just over 1000. Now, Linode VPS 1GB has 2000+.
So, if you want a powerful VPS, just go to Linode to order your own.
Let me show you how I did the test.
1) My Linode VPS is 1GB.
2) Profile is CentOS 6.2 32bit.
3) Datacenter is in Newark, NJ.
The VPS is freshly installed. No service running on it except SSH.
SSH to VPS, and enter following commands.
yum -y install gcc
tar -zxvf UnixBench5.1.3.tgz
yum install perl-Time-HiRes.i686
Please note that the result should be taken cautiously, as it can vary in time (depending on host activity, more precisely disk I/O).