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New CPU model of Linode Fremont

Recently I placed an order of a new VPS at Linode. It has a new CPU type.

Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2697 v4 @ 2.30GHz, 1 cores

Another VPS I bought with Linode from July 2017, has Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v2 @ 2.80GHz, 1 cores

Let me check these difference between E5-2697 v4 and E5-2680 v2.

First place I checked is cpu-world.

The Specification

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Move to Linode Server

When you saw this post, it means the blog is moved to a new server at Linode.

New server is a little bit better than the old one at DigitalOcean.

Here is how old server looks like:

  • Operating system     Ubuntu Linux 14.04.4
  • Kernel and CPU     Linux 3.13.0-88-generic on x86_64
  • Processor information     Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630L v2 @ 2.40GHz, 1 cores
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 20 GB Storage SSD


New server at Linode has following specs:

  • Operating system     Ubuntu Linux 16.04
  • Kernel and CPU     Linux 4.6.3-x86_64-linode70 on x86_64
  • Processor information     Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v3 @ 2.50GHz, 1 cores
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 24GB Storage SSD

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Linode has a security updates

Received an email from Linode about the security updates. It happened on yesterday.

The Email said:

Linode recently received several Xen Security Advisories (XSAs) that require us to perform updates to our host servers. In order to apply the updates, hosts and the Linodes running on them must be rebooted. The XSAs will be publicly released by the Xen project team on March 10th, therefore we must complete the updates before that date.

These updates are required to protect the security and safe operations of not only our infrastructure, but yours as well. We understand that a disruption with such limited notice is inconvenient, and we hope you understand that these measures are warranted due to the severity of the XSAs.

Your Linodes have been assigned a maintenance window in which a reboot will occur. These times are listed within the Linode Manager[1] in the timezone set in your user’s My Profile[2]. Your schedule in UTC timezone is as follows:

* 2015-03-08 3:00:00 PM UTC – linodexxxxxx

During the maintenance window Linode instances will be cleanly shut down while we perform the updates. Your Linode will be inaccessible during this time. A two-hour window is allocated, however the actual downtime can be much less. After the maintenance, each Linode will then be booted. See our Reboot Survival Guide[3] for tips and hints on configuring and testing that your Linode services boot properly after the maintenance.

Unfortunately, due the logistical demands of this effort, your assigned windows are not changeable and the host reboots are mandatory.


It is about one hour sever down time on my VPS.


Linode annouced $10 Plan

It is the first time Linode announced $10 plan in the past 11 years.

They call it Linode 1G

Linode 1G – a $10/mo ($.015/hr) entry into our Linode plan lineup. This new Linode runs on the same 40 Gbps network, SSDs, and processing power as our larger plans. Likewise, inbound traffic is free and restricted only by link speed (40 Gbps).

  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1 CPU Core
  • 24GB SSD Storage
  • 2TB Transfer
  • 40 Gbit Network In
  • 125 Mbit Network Out


I have a node at Linode for two years. It has much more stable service and keeps updating the hardware without increasing fees.

The plan supports monthly pay, or yearly pay(10% discount) or bi-yearly pay(15% discount). Now I am using yearly payment play.


I recommend the small business to start their first VPS at Linode with this starter plan.

Linodes New SSD VPS performance test

Yes, I just upgraded my VPS from old plan to new platform. Actually my old VPS at Linode is SSD cached system. They called it SSD Beta. I used it from last September.  I did a performance test at that time.

SSD Cached Linode


  • UnixBench (w/ all processors) 2086.0
  • UnixBench (w/ one processor) 324.3


  • Read IOPS  28016.0
  • Read Bandwidth  112.0 MB/second
  • Write IOPS  12494.0
  • Write Bandwidth  49.9 MB/second


Now, after upgrading my VPS, I did a new test through

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Linode VPS connection issue

Today, my VPS at Linode has problem. It can not connected for 3 hours. Later, I got a email from Linode, which displayed that my VPS restarted.

Newark Connectivity Issues

Sunday, April 13, 2014

3:05AM EDT (UTC -4): Many Linodes are booted at this time and we are working with the remaining hosts to fully restore services. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this event.

1:56AM EDT (UTC -4): Some Linodes have been booted at this time however, we are still working on bringing all Linodes to a running state. We will continue to keep you updated as we have further information.

1:09AM EDT (UTC -4): The Newark datacenter has suffered from a power outage. We are working on bringing Linodes back up as soon as possible.

12:40AM EDT (UTC -4): We are still working with the Newark datacenter to resolve this issue. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

11:51PM EDT (UTC -4): We are investigating an issue with connectivity within the Newark datacenter at this time. We will post updates as we have them. We apologize for any inconvenience.



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SSD VPS? Linode SSD Beta.

Linode is the VPS service provider. I start to use it from May.

The service it provides is so good. Let me summarize it.
Linode 1024MB RAM

  • 8 CPU
  • 48 GB Storage
  • 2 TB Transfer
  • $20 / month

I am also using Digital Ocean SSD VPS. It has SSD storage.

Now Linode announce it has a SSD beta for existing users.

There are certain limitation and notes for this BETA.

  • It’s only in Newark right now
  • We’ll move one of your existing Linodes to one of these special hosts
  • There are limited slots available
  • This is experimental
  • You might lose all of your data
  • Participate at your own risk
  • You really should have backups
  • Expect the unexpected
  • This may cut you
  • Chicks dig scars

I applied it two days ago, at night. The reply is so quick, and I completed the migration in one hour. My existing VPS in Fremont, CA, is moved to Newark, NJ.
New IP address.

The SSD is not storage. It is a part of storage layer. It means the SSD Beta is a combination of ‘good stuff’ SSDs (in redundant pairs) and proven hard drive storage system.Like a hybird storage.

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Linode Double the Storage space for Free

Yes, it is true. Even looks like too good to be true. Linode announced Storage Space Doubled!
The new Linode lineup:
Linode 1GB disk space increased from 24GB to 48GB
Linode 2GB from 48GB to 96GB
Linode 4GB from 96GB to 192GB
Linode 8GB from 192GB to 384GB
Linode 16GB from 384GB to 768GB
Linode 32GB from 768GB to 1.5TB
Linode 40GB from 960GB to 1.875TB
The upgrade is easy, one click only.

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