Download File Speed Test

Avatar caker 12 years ago Linode Staff

Here's the same file (91M, quicktime compressed .mov) served in different locations:

1) Fremont, CA: http://fremont30.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov

2) Dallas, TX: http://www.theshore.net/moto/20060825_S … -Aaron.mov">http://www.theshore.net/moto/20060825_Stecoah/Tailing-Aaron.mov (served by a Linode)

3) Atlanta, GA: http://atlanta1.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov

4) Newark, NJ: http://newark1.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov

I, for one, can max out my cable modem from Nashville (about 800k sec on a good day).

EDIT: Please use http://www.linode.com/speedtest/

-Chris

44 Replies

@caker:

I, for one, can max out my cable modem from Nashville (about 800k sec on a good day).
I have 15 megabit (downstream) Verizon FIOS, in the Dallas area.

My download speeds for the test files:
* Fremont: 1680 Kbytes/sec

  • Dallas: 1890 Kbytes/sec

  • Atlanta: 1140 Kbytes/sec However, I actually have lower ping times to the Atlanta host, compared to the Dallas host. A few weeks ago, I noticed that the hop from alter.net in DFW to theplanet's alter.net gateway (also in DFW) added 35 ms. I think something is messed up in the routing: you can practically go all the way to Chicago and back in that time. But, I don't know who to report it to….

Here's two sets of results.

I tested these sets twice, on Saturday March 3rd and Sunday March 4th 2007 at between 07:00 and 09:00 UTC and got very similar results.

Numbers are ping time; max rate; avg rate.

Download to Orange 20Mbit/sec ADSL line in The Netherlands (NL) * Linode.com/Dallas … 129ms; 1.6Mbyte/sec; 1.09Mbyte/sec

  • Linode.com/Fremont … 177ms; 620Kb/sec; 502Kbyte/sec

  • Linode.com/Atlanta … 133ms; 497Kb/sec; 485Kbyte/sec

  • Internap/Atlanta … 120ms; 575Kbyte/sec; 552Kbyte/sec

  • MyLinode/Atlanta … 133ms; 255Kbyte/sec; 250Kbyte/sec

Download to MyLinode/Atlanta * Internap/Atlanta … 16ms; 1.12Mbyte/sec; 1.11Mbyte/sec

  • Linode/Atlanta … 0.6ms; 1.08Mbyte/sec; 1.02Mbyte/sec

Notes:

Internap = ftp-mirror.internap.com (41M file)

MyLinode = My Atlanta-based Linode on host77, on the same host machine as the Atlanta download test.

Summary:
* Highest transfer rate on MyLinode is 1.12Mbyte/sec when downloading from a nearby Debian mirror.

  • Linode/Dallas provides the highest download rate to AMSIX (Amsterdam); Linode/Atlanta the most consistent.

  • When downloading from MyLinode to NL, the max rate is only half that of the host. Is this true for all Linodes?

  • In download tests from previous MyLinode/Fremont (host19), the max rate was always ~200Kbyte/sec. [Feb 2007]
    Cliff

> mylinode:/home/ovrlrdq# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test

–01:40:41-- http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test

=> `10mb.test'

Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net… 205.234.175.175

Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80… connected.

HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK

Length: 10,485,760 (10M) [application/octet-stream]

100%[=======================================================================>] 10,485,760 3.41M/s

01:40:45 (3.40 MB/s) - `10mb.test' saved [10485760/10485760]

'Nuff said.

@OverlordQ:

'Nuff said.

Not really.

I guess though your Linode is at Dallas DC, simply because downloads to Linode at Atlanta (and Fremont, in my experience) never reach that rate.

Here's your test repeated from Atlanta (host77):

linode-atlanta$ wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test
--09:15:53--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test
           => `10mb.test'
Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 10,485,760 (10M) [application/octet-stream]

100%[==========================================================>] 10,485,760     1.08M/s    ETA 00:00

09:16:02 (1.07 MB/s) - `10mb.test' saved [10485760/10485760]

This fits with tests I ran last week (above).

Cliff

From my Linode in Fremont - which is on host56, the Xen beta machine:``` peter@fremont ~ $ wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test --18:21:16-- http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test =>10mb.test'
Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net… 205.234.175.175
Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 10,485,760 (10M) [application/octet-stream]

100%[====================================>] 10,485,760 10.61M/s

18:21:17 (10.61 MB/s) - `10mb.test' saved [10485760/10485760]

peter@fremont ~ $
````

Both of my Linodes are at the Dallas DC, and here are my results:

Linode 128 (will become Linode 256 when the upgrades come to Dallas) on host37:

kimandre@edison ~ $ wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test
--14:33:10--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test
           => `10mb.test'
Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 10,485,760 (10M) [application/octet-stream]

100%[================================================================================>] 10,485,760     2.10M/s    ETA 00:00

14:33:15 (1.97 MB/s) - `10mb.test' saved [10485760/10485760]

And Linode 256 (will become Linode 512 when the new upgrades arrive) on host43:

kimandre@newton:~$ wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test
--14:32:23--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test
           => `10mb.test'
Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net[205.234.175.175]:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 10,485,760 [application/octet-stream]

100%[================================================================================>] 10,485,760     2.08M/s    ETA 00:00

14:32:28 (1.93 MB/s) - `10mb.test' saved [10485760/10485760]

@c1i77:

Not really.

I guess though your Linode is at Dallas DC, simply because downloads to Linode at Atlanta (and Fremont, in my experience) never reach that rate.

This fits with tests I ran last week (above).

Cliff

You'd be wrong, I'm in fremont. From dallas though:

'
> ovrlrdq@cuppa:~$ wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test

–01:59:21-- http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test

=> `10mb.test'

Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net… 205.234.175.175

Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net[205.234.175.175]:80… connected.

HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK

Length: 10,485,760 [application/octet-stream]

100%[=======================================================>] 10,485,760 2.21M/s ETA 00:00

01:59:26 (2.13 MB/s) - `10mb.test' saved [10485760/10485760]

Course it's only 6 hops from Fremont, and 9 from Planet. It is in Equinix though which has a fair chunk of connectivity.

@OverlordQ:

http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test

… Course it's only 6 hops from Fremont, and 9 from Planet. It is in Equinix though which has a fair chunk of connectivity.

7 hops from Atlanta (pingtime ~17ms).

In summary then, the download rates (from http://cachefly.cachefly.net/ to various Linodes) are:

Atlanta (UML/cliff)             ...   1.1M/s
Fremont (xen/pclissold)         ...  10.6M/s
Fremont (UML/overlordq)         ...   3.41M/s
Dallas (UML/NeonNero,overlordq) ...  ~2.10M/s

FWIW, from a UML linode on host21 at HE I got

% wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test
--06:47:05--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test
           => `10mb.test'
Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 10,485,760 (10M) [application/octet-stream]

100%[====================================>] 10,485,760     1.52M/s    ETA 00:00

06:47:11 (1.94 MB/s) - `10mb.test' saved [10485760/10485760]

Since this is in the performance and tuning section, I might recommend tuning your tcp settings in the kernel :)

Here's from Fremont after some tomfoolery:

ovrlrdq@thedarkcitadel:~$ wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test
--00:57:45--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test
           => `10mb.test'
Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 10,485,760 (10M) [application/octet-stream]

100%[============================================================>] 10,485,760     9.88M/s

00:57:47 (9.87 MB/s) - `10mb.test' saved [10485760/10485760]

Course congestion at the time could have been a factor.

@OverlordQ:

Since this is in the performance and tuning section, I might recommend tuning your tcp settings in the kernel :)

Here's from Fremont after some tomfoolery:

Course congestion at the time could have been a factor.

Please share your tomfoolery tips so the rest of us might enjoy a 3-10x speed boost … .

(Congestion is an unlikely cause … my measurements were taken at random points on Saturday and Sunday mornings (UTC).)

Cliff

http://dsd.lbl.gov/TCP-tuning/linux.html

YMMV of course

@OverlordQ:

http://dsd.lbl.gov/TCP-tuning/linux.html

YMMV of course

Thanks for this reference.

Trying it out:

BEFORE:
    net.core.rmem_max=109568
    net.core.wmem_max=109568
    net.ipv4.tcp_rmem='4096 87380 87380'
    net.ipv4.tcp_wmem='4096 16384 65536'

    ifconfig eth0 txqueuelen 1000

AFTER:
    net.core.rmem_max=16777216
    net.core.wmem_max=16777216
    net.ipv4.tcp_rmem='4096 87380 16777216'
    net.ipv4.tcp_wmem='4096 65536 16777216'

    ifconfig eth0 txqueuelen 1000

Unfortunately it made no difference at all – I still max out at ~1.1M/s from both cachefly and host77 (my Linode's host machine).

Cliff

``` smark@none:~ # wget http://host77.atlanta.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov --20:49:34-- http://host77.atlanta.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov =>Tailing-Aaron.mov.1'
Resolving host77.atlanta.linode.com… 63.247.71.196
Connecting to host77.atlanta.linode.com|63.247.71.196|:80… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 95,545,644 (91M) [video/quicktime]

100%[=================================================================================================================>] 95,545,644 9.12M/s ETA 00:00

20:49:45 (9.19 MB/s) - `Tailing-Aaron.mov.1' saved [95545644/95545644]

````

very fast connection (DLed from my your link to my linode)… Not sure whose connection was maxed out… probably my linodes.

Good idea,

Smark

I'm in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and currently on Dallas…

Dallas:
> C:\wget>wget http://www.theshore.net/moto/20060825_S … -Aaron.mov">http://www.theshore.net/moto/20060825_Stecoah/Tailing-Aaron.mov

--2008-05-31 13:54:13-- http://www.theshore.net/moto/20060825_S … -Aaron.mov">http://www.theshore.net/moto/20060825_Stecoah/Tailing-Aaron.mov

Resolving www.theshore.net… 67.18.92.50

Connecting to www.theshore.net|67.18.92.50|:80… connected.

HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK

Length: 95545644 (91M) [video/quicktime]

Saving to: `Tailing-Aaron.mov'

100%[======================================>] 95,545,644 219K/s in 3m 39s

2008-05-31 13:57:53 (426 KB/s) - `Tailing-Aaron.mov' saved [95545644/95545644]

Ping statistics for 67.18.92.50:

Packets: Sent = 50, Received = 50, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

Minimum = 56ms, Maximum = 75ms, Average = 59ms

Newark:
> C:\wget\2>..\wget http://newark1.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov

–2008-05-31 13:58:46-- http://newark1.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov

Resolving newark1.linode.com… 207.192.68.6

Connecting to newark1.linode.com|207.192.68.6|:80… connected.

HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK

Length: 95545644 (91M) [video/quicktime]

Saving to: `Tailing-Aaron.mov'

100%[======================================>] 95,545,644 597K/s in 2m 35s

2008-05-31 14:01:22 (600 KB/s) - `Tailing-Aaron.mov' saved [95545644/95545644]

Ping statistics for 207.192.68.6:

Packets: Sent = 50, Received = 50, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

Minimum = 33ms, Maximum = 43ms, Average = 35ms

Sweet! (In case it wasn't obvious, my connection is capped at 600K/s… I could up that to 1800K/s for another $10 but haven't bothered…)

Thanks for the additional option! :D

Speed tests from each DC into my Bigpond Cable connection in Brisbane, Australia. Very impressed with the Newark transfer speeds !

http://host76.fremont.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov . . . 179ms; 377.34KB/s

http://www.theshore.net/moto/20060825_S … -Aaron.mov">http://www.theshore.net/moto/20060825_Stecoah/Tailing-Aaron.mov . . . 268ms; 59.17 KB/s

http://host77.atlanta.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov . . . 231ms; 295.59 KB/s

http://newark1.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov . . . 253ms; 848.04 KB/s

From Austin (via Roadrunner):

–- www.theshore.net ping statistics ---

50 packets transmitted, 50 received, 0% packet loss, time 49000ms

rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 18.475/23.535/65.124/8.862 ms

--- host76.linode.com ping statistics ---

50 packets transmitted, 50 received, 0% packet loss, time 49046ms

rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 67.129/76.463/89.659/7.400 ms

--- host77.linode.com ping statistics ---

50 packets transmitted, 48 received, 4% packet loss, time 48997ms

rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 54.072/61.349/70.550/4.097 ms

--- newark1.linode.com ping statistics ---

50 packets transmitted, 50 received, 0% packet loss, time 49431ms

rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 62.372/66.046/81.269/4.452 ms

Hard to beat Dallas for latency, but Newark looks as good as the others. Except Atlanta… Not sure what's with the packet loss.

Network performance from near Amsterdam:

Summary

Data       Ping      Hops   Transfer   Transfer
centre   (avg, ms)           (time)    (rate, KB/s)

Atlanta     136        9     3m 36s     432
Dallas      134       17     2m 47s     560
Fremont     174       10     4m 30s     345
Newark       96       11     2m 27s     633

Atlanta

[peter@CentOS ~]$ ping -c 100 -q host77.atlanta.linode.com
PING host77.linode.com (63.247.71.196) 56(84) bytes of data.

--- host77.linode.com ping statistics ---
100 packets transmitted, 100 received, 0% packet loss, time 99062ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 96.842/136.364/186.360/17.194 ms

8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 

[peter@CentOS ~]$ wget http://host77.atlanta.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
--13:20:00--  http://host77.atlanta.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
Resolving host77.atlanta.linode.com... 63.247.71.196
Connecting to host77.atlanta.linode.com|63.247.71.196|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 95545644 (91M) [video/quicktime]
Saving to: `Tailing-Aaron.mov.2'

100%[=======================================>] 95,545,644   213K/s   in 3m 36s

13:23:37 (432 KB/s) - `Tailing-Aaron.mov.2' saved [95545644/95545644]

8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 

[peter@CentOS ~]$ traceroute host77.atlanta.linode.com
traceroute to host77.atlanta.linode.com (63.247.71.196), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
 1  fritz.fonwlan.box (192.168.178.1)  4.753 ms  4.649 ms  4.969 ms
 2  195.190.249.5 (195.190.249.5)  26.165 ms  26.288 ms  26.673 ms
 3  42.ge-1-1-0.xr3.3d12.xs4all.net (194.109.5.41)  26.998 ms  27.333 ms  27.769 ms
 4  0.so-7-0-0.xr1.tc2.xs4all.net (194.109.5.14)  29.712 ms  30.439 ms  30.445 ms
 5  TenGE13-2.br02.ams01.pccwbtn.net (195.69.145.37)  34.497 ms  35.195 ms  36.157 ms
 6  gnax.ge2-13.br01.atl01.pccwbtn.net (63.216.31.130)  158.597 ms  134.310 ms  133.670 ms
 7  atl-core-a-g3-1.gnax.net (63.247.69.177)  138.213 ms  138.847 ms  139.670 ms
 8  l3-atl-18.gnax.net (209.51.131.74)  141.010 ms  142.076 ms  145.219 ms
 9  63.247.71.196 (63.247.71.196)  146.964 ms  147.691 ms  150.115 ms

Dallas

[peter@CentOS ~]$ ping -c 100 -q www.theshore.net
PING www.theshore.net (67.18.92.50) 56(84) bytes of data.

--- www.theshore.net ping statistics ---
100 packets transmitted, 100 received, 0% packet loss, time 99055ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 93.967/133.468/183.300/19.281 ms

8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 

[peter@CentOS ~]$ wget http://www.theshore.net/moto/20060825_Stecoah/Tailing-Aaron.mov
--13:15:54--  http://www.theshore.net/moto/20060825_Stecoah/Tailing-Aaron.mov
Resolving www.theshore.net... 67.18.92.50
Connecting to www.theshore.net|67.18.92.50|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 95545644 (91M) [video/quicktime]
Saving to: `Tailing-Aaron.mov.1'

100%[=======================================>] 95,545,644   593K/s   in 2m 47s

13:18:42 (560 KB/s) - `Tailing-Aaron.mov.1' saved [95545644/95545644]

8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 

[peter@CentOS ~]$ traceroute www.theshore.net
traceroute to www.theshore.net (67.18.92.50), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
 1  fritz.fonwlan.box (192.168.178.1)  2.055 ms  2.749 ms  2.934 ms
 2  195.190.249.5 (195.190.249.5)  9.315 ms  10.075 ms  10.912 ms
 3  42.ge-1-1-0.xr3.3d12.xs4all.net (194.109.5.41)  13.223 ms  13.807 ms  14.482 ms
 4  0.so-7-0-0.xr1.sara.xs4all.net (194.109.5.6)  15.382 ms  9.903 ms  7.922 ms
 5  k701.pni-xs4all.ams1.nl.above.net (62.93.194.145)  6.223 ms  6.122 ms  5.884 ms
 6  so-0-0-0.mpr2.ams5.nl.above.net (64.125.26.46)  5.587 ms  5.352 ms  5.210 ms
 7  so-2-0-0.mpr1.lhr2.uk.above.net (64.125.27.177)  5.449 ms  5.248 ms  18.597 ms
 8  so-1-1-0.mpr1.dca2.us.above.net (64.125.31.186)  85.402 ms  87.678 ms  87.754 ms
 9  ge-2-0-0.mpr3.iah1.us.above.net (64.125.25.114)  118.511 ms  118.474 ms  118.360 ms
10  so-1-1-0.mpr1.dfw2.us.above.net (64.125.26.129)  118.866 ms  118.864 ms  118.823 ms
11  xe-1-1-0.er1.dfw2.us.above.net (64.125.26.210)  118.748 ms  118.688 ms  118.579 ms
12  xe-0-0-0.er1.dfw2.us.above.net (64.125.26.205)  118.443 ms  118.309 ms  118.128 ms
13  209.66.99.90.available.above.net (209.66.99.90)  124.139 ms  113.127 ms  113.929 ms
14  te7-1.dsr01.dllstx3.theplanet.com (70.87.253.2)  114.836 ms te9-1.dsr01.dllstx3.theplanet.com (70.87.253.6)  171.219 ms te9-1.dsr02.dllstx3.theplanet.com (70.87.253.22)  134.653 ms
15  76.fd.5746.static.theplanet.com (70.87.253.118)  130.687 ms 7a.fd.5746.static.theplanet.com (70.87.253.122)  150.932 ms 76.fd.5746.static.theplanet.com (70.87.253.118)  133.503 ms
16  vl2.car01.dllstx2.theplanet.com (12.96.160.43)  134.311 ms vl1.car02.dllstx2.theplanet.com (12.96.160.12)  134.602 ms  134.747 ms
17  ns.theshore.net (67.18.92.50)  136.061 ms  136.758 ms  137.471 ms

Fremont

[peter@CentOS ~]$ ping -c 100 -q host76.fremont.linode.com
PING host76.linode.com (64.71.152.16) 56(84) bytes of data.

--- host76.linode.com ping statistics ---
100 packets transmitted, 100 received, 0% packet loss, time 99052ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 129.876/173.671/223.166/20.925 ms

8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 

[peter@CentOS ~]$ wget http://host76.fremont.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
--13:02:47--  http://host76.fremont.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
Resolving host76.fremont.linode.com... 64.71.152.16
Connecting to host76.fremont.linode.com|64.71.152.16|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 95545644 (91M) [video/quicktime]
Saving to: `Tailing-Aaron.mov'

100%[=======================================>] 95,545,644   331K/s   in 4m 30s

13:07:19 (345 KB/s) - `Tailing-Aaron.mov' saved [95545644/95545644]

8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 

[peter@CentOS ~]$ traceroute host76.fremont.linode.com
traceroute to host76.fremont.linode.com (64.71.152.16), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
 1  fritz.fonwlan.box (192.168.178.1)  3.068 ms  3.267 ms  3.612 ms
 2  195.190.249.5 (195.190.249.5)  15.200 ms  15.200 ms  15.520 ms
 3  42.ge-1-1-0.xr3.3d12.xs4all.net (194.109.5.41)  15.765 ms  16.417 ms  17.966 ms
 4  0.so-7-0-0.xr1.tc2.xs4all.net (194.109.5.14)  18.672 ms  19.032 ms  18.837 ms
 5  gsr12416.ams.he.net (195.69.145.150)  20.169 ms  21.177 ms  21.783 ms
 6  10gigabitethernet1-4.core1.lon1.he.net (72.52.92.81)  31.116 ms  17.965 ms  16.180 ms
 7  10gigabitethernet2-3.core1.nyc4.he.net (72.52.92.77)  90.401 ms  91.552 ms  91.865 ms
 8  10gigabitethernet3-1.core1.sjc2.he.net (72.52.92.25)  175.286 ms  185.817 ms  186.162 ms
 9  10gigabitethernet1-1.core1.fmt1.he.net (72.52.92.109)  190.891 ms  191.291 ms  191.268 ms
10  host76.fremont.linode.com (64.71.152.16)  181.902 ms  182.641 ms  183.940 ms

Newark

[peter@CentOS ~]$ ping -c 100 -q newark1.linode.com
PING newark1.linode.com (207.192.68.6) 56(84) bytes of data.

--- newark1.linode.com ping statistics ---
100 packets transmitted, 100 received, 0% packet loss, time 99062ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 71.036/95.865/144.051/14.875 ms

8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 

[peter@CentOS ~]$ wget http://newark1.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
--13:25:22--  http://newark1.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
Resolving newark1.linode.com... 207.192.68.6
Connecting to newark1.linode.com|207.192.68.6|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 95545644 (91M) [video/quicktime]
Saving to: `Tailing-Aaron.mov.3'

100%[=======================================>] 95,545,644   641K/s   in 2m 27s

13:27:50 (633 KB/s) - `Tailing-Aaron.mov.3' saved [95545644/95545644]

8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 8><------ 

[peter@CentOS ~]$ traceroute newark1.linode.com
traceroute to newark1.linode.com (207.192.68.6), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
 1  fritz.fonwlan.box (192.168.178.1)  1.892 ms  2.200 ms  2.239 ms
 2  195.190.249.5 (195.190.249.5)  8.563 ms  9.592 ms  9.819 ms
 3  42.ge-2-1-0.xr3.3d12.xs4all.net (194.109.5.113)  12.010 ms  8.224 ms  6.823 ms
 4  rt2-rou-1005.NL.eurorings.net (134.222.97.17)  78.939 ms  80.570 ms  79.738 ms
 5  obl-rou-1021.NL.eurorings.net (134.222.231.130)  4.078 ms  3.895 ms  4.221 ms
 6  ldn-s2-rou-1021.UK.eurorings.net (134.222.231.174)  32.529 ms  33.109 ms  36.910 ms
 7  ldn-s2-rou-1003.UK.eurorings.net (134.222.231.226)  44.234 ms  44.154 ms  45.748 ms
 8  linx.peer.nac.net (195.66.224.94)  114.557 ms  115.622 ms  116.492 ms
 9  0.e1-4.tbr1.mmu.nac.net (209.123.10.101)  119.327 ms  119.273 ms  118.361 ms
10  vlan803.esd2.mmu.nac.net (209.123.10.30)  119.118 ms  89.197 ms  88.234 ms
11  207.192.68.6 (207.192.68.6)  77.288 ms  76.912 ms  76.842 ms

From NYC:

             Newark    Atlanta

Ping          ~9ms      ~30ms
DL           410kb/s   380kb/s

From Verizon FIOS in NJ (20Mb down, 5Mb up)

Freemont: 661Kb/s
  Dallas: 713Kb/s
 Atlanta: 1.53MB/s
  Newark: 2.29MB/s

Well, that last one about maxed out my FIOS line!

From Panix Internet v-colo, New York

Freemont: 664KB/s
  Dallas: 640KB/s
 Atlanta: 2.45MB/s
  Newark: 6.05MB/s (woah!)

From Eweka Internet colo, Holland

Freemont: 289KB/s
  Dallas: 278KB/s
 Atlanta: 466KB/s
  Newark: 505KB/s

And, just to be silly, from my linode at Freemont

Freemont: 48MB/s (no surprise there!)
  Dallas: 2.18MB/s
 Atlanta: 1.12MB/s
  Newark: 2.38MB/s

You guys should try testing with different file sizes. For linodes, 10MB won't give accurate results due to high speed. Check this out:

li4-70 ~: wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test
--18:24:10--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test
Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 10485760 (10M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `10mb.test'

100%[============================================================================================================================>] 10,485,760  3.11M/s   in 3.2s

18:24:13 (3.11 MB/s) - `10mb.test' saved [10485760/10485760]

li4-70 ~: wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
--18:24:19--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `100mb.test'

100%[============================================================================================================================>] 104,857,600 10.8M/s   in 12s

There's no 1gb test so I'm not sure whether it'll raise the transfer rate eveh higher.

@vindimy:

You guys should try testing with different file sizes. For linodes, 10MB won't give accurate results due to high speed. Check this out:

There's no 1gb test so I'm not sure whether it'll raise the transfer rate eveh higher.

Tailing-Aaron.mov is 91 MB…

Testing using CacheFly might not be very useful. They have servers at other data centers in California, New York and Dallas, so your Linode will probably get great speeds. I know my Dallas node does.

BTW, at speeds like that you should use "wget -O /dev/null" to make sure disk I/O doesn't slow it down.

@mnordhoff:

you should use "wget -O /dev/null"

great advice! although until now, storage seems to be able to sustain 10-15 Mbps transfer rates just fine.

i think a great download test would be something like downloading large file off Microsoft's servers. they're using Akamai (and other distributors) so the mirror should be automatically found in your local neighborhood.

Just got my Linode 540 setup. I'm on Fremont 58.

[root@somken /]# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test
--07:12:28--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test
Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 10485760 (10M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `10mb.test'

100%[=======================================>] 10,485,760  3.94M/s   in 2.5s

07:12:31 (3.94 MB/s) - `10mb.test' saved [10485760/10485760]

Tested on newark linode 360.

Inbound:

From newark: (0.23ms)

--2009-01-16 19:54:58--  http://newark1.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
Resolving newark1.linode.com... 207.192.68.6
Connecting to newark1.linode.com|207.192.68.6|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 95545644 (91M) [video/quicktime]
Saving to: `/dev/null'

100%[=======================================================================================================>] 95,545,644  76.2M/s   in 1.2s

2009-01-16 19:54:59 (76.2 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [95545644/95545644]

From atlanta: (20.8ms)

--2009-01-16 21:33:07--  http://host77.atlanta.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
Resolving host77.atlanta.linode.com... 63.247.71.196
Connecting to host77.atlanta.linode.com|63.247.71.196|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 95545644 (91M) [video/quicktime]
Saving to: `/dev/null'

100%[=======================================================================================================>] 95,545,644  13.1M/s   in 7.1s

2009-01-16 21:33:14 (12.8 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [95545644/95545644]

From dallas: (39.9ms)

--2009-01-16 21:34:32--  http://www.theshore.net/moto/20060825_Stecoah/Tailing-Aaron.mov
Resolving www.theshore.net... 67.18.92.50
Connecting to www.theshore.net|67.18.92.50|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 95545644 (91M) [video/quicktime]
Saving to: `/dev/null'

100%[=======================================================================================================>] 95,545,644  26.1M/s   in 4.3s

2009-01-16 21:34:36 (21.1 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [95545644/95545644]

From fremont: (82.0ms)

--2009-01-16 21:35:46--  http://host76.fremont.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
Resolving host76.fremont.linode.com... 64.71.152.16
Connecting to host76.fremont.linode.com|64.71.152.16|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 95545644 (91M) [video/quicktime]
Saving to: `/dev/null'

100%[=======================================================================================================>] 95,545,644  1.03M/s   in 88s

2009-01-16 21:37:14 (1.04 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [95545644/95545644]

From Cachefly: (1.05ms)

--2009-01-16 21:29:32--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `/dev/null'

100%[=======================================================================================================>] 104,857,600 84.8M/s   in 1.2s

2009-01-16 21:29:33 (84.8 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]

From Amazon Cloudfront: (1.85ms)

--2009-01-16 20:00:58--  http://xxxxx/Tailing-Aaron.mov
Resolving xxxx... 216.137.41.92, 216.137.41.74, 216.137.41.197, ...
Connecting to xxxxx|216.137.41.92|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 95545644 (91M) [binary/octet-stream]
Saving to: `/dev/null'

100%[=======================================================================================================>] 95,545,644  68.7M/s   in 1.3s

2009-01-16 20:00:59 (68.7 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [95545644/95545644]

From simplecdn: (7.92ms)

--2009-01-16 22:09:45--  http://examples.simplecdn.net/linux/ubuntu-8.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso
Resolving examples.simplecdn.net... 208.92.68.40
Connecting to examples.simplecdn.net|208.92.68.40|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 726403072 (693M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `/dev/null'

100%[=======================================================================================================>] 726,403,072 52.1M/s   in 12s

2009-01-16 22:09:57 (57.8 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [726403072/726403072]

Outbound:

To amazon S3 with encryption.

Tailing-Aaron.mov               95545644 of 95545644   100% in 35s  2.59 MB/s  done

To amazon EC2:

--2009-01-16 15:24:57--  http://xxxxx/100mb.test
Resolving xxxx... 66.246.138.xx
Connecting to xxxx|66.246.138.xx|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M)
Saving to: `100mb.test.2'

100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 3.77M/s   in 27s

2009-01-16 15:25:23 (3.75 MB/s) - `100mb.test.2' saved [104857600/104857600]

From newark1 to EC2

--2009-01-16 15:43:52--  http://newark1.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
Resolving newark1.linode.com... 207.192.68.6
Connecting to newark1.linode.com|207.192.68.6|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 95545644 (91M) [video/quicktime]
Saving to: `/dev/null'

100%[======================================>] 95,545,644  29.8M/s   in 3.1s

2009-01-16 15:43:55 (29.8 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [95545644/95545644]

I guess outbound traffic of linode 360 is limited at 30Mbps.

@yejun:

I guess outbound traffic of linode 360 is limited at 30Mbps.

Its a safety valve (across all the plans). If you're continually hitting it and its becoming a problem, you can open a ticket to have it adjusted, but in realistic everyday use…. I've never pushed that much data out of my Linode at once.

@mwalling:

@yejun:

I guess outbound traffic of linode 360 is limited at 30Mbps.

Its a safety valve (across all the plans). If you're continually hitting it and its becoming a problem, you can open a ticket to have it adjusted, but in realistic everyday use…. I've never pushed that much data out of my Linode at once.

I can understand that. 30Mbps is slightly low by today's standard considering some US home users already with 30-50Mbps fiber connections.

Network performance from Singapore with a 100MB connection:

Summary

Data       Ping      Hops   Transfer   Transfer 
centre   (avg, ms)           (time)    (rate, KB/s) 

Atlanta     270       16        27s     3420 
Dallas      244       16     5m 15s     296 
Fremont     192        9     4m 27s     349 
Newark      279       12     6m 36s     236

Atlanta

cm120:~ macserver$ ping -c 100 -q host77.atlanta.linode.com 
PING host77.linode.com (63.247.71.196): 56 data bytes

--- host77.linode.com ping statistics ---
100 packets transmitted, 100 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 265.302/270.099/300.140/6.270 ms
cm120:~ macserver$ wget http://host77.atlanta.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov 
--2009-03-28 11:44:23--  http://host77.atlanta.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
Resolving host77.atlanta.linode.com... 63.247.71.196
Connecting to host77.atlanta.linode.com|63.247.71.196|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 95545644 (91M) [video/quicktime]
Saving to: `Tailing-Aaron.mov'

100%[======================================>] 95,545,644  3.63M/s   in 27s     

2009-03-28 11:44:50 (3.42 MB/s) - `Tailing-Aaron.mov' saved [95545644/95545644]

cm120:~ macserver$ traceroute host77.atlanta.linode.com
traceroute to host77.linode.com (63.247.71.196), 64 hops max, 40 byte packets
 1  cm1 (218.212.100.1)  8.970 ms  8.530 ms  12.976 ms
 2  172.20.22.65 (172.20.22.65)  10.443 ms  11.479 ms  25.977 ms
 3  172.26.22.1 (172.26.22.1)  8.708 ms  25.863 ms  11.969 ms
 4  172.20.7.22 (172.20.7.22)  13.216 ms  12.440 ms  9.190 ms
 5  172.20.7.42 (172.20.7.42)  51.718 ms  25.698 ms  9.248 ms
 6  203.116.5.113 (203.116.5.113)  17.193 ms  29.756 ms  15.225 ms
 7  203.118.3.226 (203.118.3.226)  15.210 ms  14.173 ms  17.970 ms
 8  so-6-1-0.edge2.LosAngeles1.Level3.net (4.71.134.21)  210.352 ms  206.393 ms  273.802 ms
 9  vlan69.csw1.LosAngeles1.Level3.net (4.68.20.62)  221.086 ms vlan99.csw4.LosAngeles1.Level3.net (4.68.20.254)  212.366 ms vlan79.csw2.LosAngeles1.Level3.net (4.68.20.126)  232.728 ms
10  ae-62-62.ebr2.LosAngeles1.Level3.net (4.69.137.17)  212.412 ms ae-82-82.ebr2.LosAngeles1.Level3.net (4.69.137.25)  213.524 ms  216.174 ms
11  ae-3.ebr3.Dallas1.Level3.net (4.69.132.78)  264.568 ms  240.702 ms  250.556 ms
12  ae-7.ebr3.Atlanta2.Level3.net (4.69.134.22)  275.800 ms  266.205 ms  287.292 ms
13  ae-17-51.car1.Atlanta4.Level3.net (4.68.103.12)  281.306 ms  283.647 ms  268.050 ms
14  CWIE-LLC.car1.Atlanta4.Level3.net (4.53.232.14)  268.310 ms  268.244 ms  268.286 ms
15  63.247.64.158 (63.247.64.158)  268.557 ms  267.004 ms  269.085 ms
16  63.247.71.196 (63.247.71.196)  269.791 ms  268.730 ms  267.041 ms

Dallas

cm120:~ macserver$ ping -c 100 -q www.theshore.net 
PING www.theshore.net (67.18.92.50): 56 data bytes

--- www.theshore.net ping statistics ---
100 packets transmitted, 100 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 238.680/244.371/270.652/5.624 ms
cm120:~ macserver$ wget http://www.theshore.net/moto/20060825_Stecoah/Tailing-Aaron.mov 
--2009-03-28 11:46:56--  http://www.theshore.net/moto/20060825_Stecoah/Tailing-Aaron.mov
Resolving www.theshore.net... 67.18.92.50
Connecting to www.theshore.net|67.18.92.50|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 95545644 (91M) [video/quicktime]
Saving to: `Tailing-Aaron.mov'

100%[======================================>] 95,545,644   301K/s   in 5m 15s  

2009-03-28 11:52:11 (296 KB/s) - `Tailing-Aaron.mov' saved [95545644/95545644]

cm120:~ macserver$ traceroute www.theshore.net 
traceroute to www.theshore.net (67.18.92.50), 64 hops max, 40 byte packets
 1  cm1 (218.212.100.1)  23.423 ms  8.814 ms  8.210 ms
 2  172.20.22.65 (172.20.22.65)  9.198 ms  7.912 ms  8.454 ms
 3  172.26.22.1 (172.26.22.1)  22.504 ms  8.805 ms  8.988 ms
 4  172.20.7.14 (172.20.7.14)  21.733 ms  9.987 ms  8.965 ms
 5  203.117.35.29 (203.117.35.29)  9.734 ms  9.375 ms  12.974 ms
 6  sl-st20-la-15-1-0.sprintlink.net (144.223.136.17)  208.147 ms  208.320 ms  208.827 ms
 7  sl-crs2-ana-0-2-2-0.sprintlink.net (144.232.8.95)  209.840 ms  210.684 ms  210.635 ms
 8  192.205.33.189 (192.205.33.189)  210.568 ms  208.543 ms  207.826 ms
 9  cr2.la2ca.ip.att.net (12.122.129.10)  240.050 ms  238.697 ms  242.577 ms
10  cr2.dlstx.ip.att.net (12.122.28.177)  239.057 ms  240.467 ms  241.090 ms
11  gar10.dlstx.ip.att.net (12.122.138.117)  241.555 ms  240.520 ms  240.569 ms
12  12.87.41.150 (12.87.41.150)  240.564 ms  239.747 ms  242.335 ms
13  te7-2.dsr02.dllstx3.theplanet.com (70.87.253.26)  242.560 ms  241.828 ms te7-2.dsr01.dllstx3.theplanet.com (70.87.253.10)  241.854 ms
14  te3-3.dsr02.dllstx2.theplanet.com (70.87.253.126)  243.536 ms 76.fd.5746.static.theplanet.com (70.87.253.118)  242.581 ms te3-3.dsr02.dllstx2.theplanet.com (70.87.253.126)  273.629 ms
15  52.fe.5746.static.theplanet.com (70.87.254.82)  240.273 ms 4e.fe.5746.static.theplanet.com (70.87.254.78)  252.635 ms 52.fe.5746.static.theplanet.com (70.87.254.82)  239.437 ms
16  ns.theshore.net (67.18.92.50)  242.532 ms  242.227 ms  241.318 ms

Fremont

cm120:~ macserver$ ping -c 100 -q host76.fremont.linode.com 
PING host76.linode.com (64.71.152.16): 56 data bytes

--- host76.linode.com ping statistics ---
100 packets transmitted, 100 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 186.316/192.242/223.818/7.531 ms
cm120:~ macserver$ wget http://host76.fremont.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov 
--2009-03-28 11:54:36--  http://host76.fremont.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
Resolving host76.fremont.linode.com... 64.71.152.16
Connecting to host76.fremont.linode.com|64.71.152.16|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 95545644 (91M) [video/quicktime]
Saving to: `Tailing-Aaron.mov'

100%[======================================>] 95,545,644   352K/s   in 4m 27s  

2009-03-28 11:59:03 (349 KB/s) - `Tailing-Aaron.mov' saved [95545644/95545644]

cm120:~ macserver$ traceroute host76.fremont.linode.com 
traceroute to host76.linode.com (64.71.152.16), 64 hops max, 40 byte packets
 1  cm1 (218.212.100.1)  7.712 ms  8.900 ms  26.002 ms
 2  172.20.22.65 (172.20.22.65)  9.648 ms  7.979 ms  8.968 ms
 3  172.26.22.1 (172.26.22.1)  8.723 ms  9.071 ms  12.704 ms
 4  172.20.7.34 (172.20.7.34)  9.209 ms  29.313 ms  11.994 ms
 5  203.117.244.1 (203.117.244.1)  17.683 ms  16.454 ms  32.244 ms
 6  203.118.3.162 (203.118.3.162)  18.922 ms  30.563 ms  31.969 ms
 7  paix.he.net (198.32.176.20)  188.376 ms  188.960 ms  188.352 ms
 8  10gigabitethernet1-2.core1.fmt1.he.net (66.160.158.241)  200.596 ms  195.293 ms  197.581 ms
 9  fremont30.linode.com (64.71.152.16)  188.634 ms  187.296 ms  186.842 ms

Newark

cm120:~ macserver$ ping -c 100 -q newark1.linode.com 
PING newark1.linode.com (207.192.68.6): 56 data bytes

--- newark1.linode.com ping statistics ---
100 packets transmitted, 99 packets received, 1% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 273.963/279.570/335.868/9.142 ms
cm120:~ macserver$ wget http://newark1.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov 
--2009-03-28 12:01:01--  http://newark1.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
Resolving newark1.linode.com... 207.192.68.6
Connecting to newark1.linode.com|207.192.68.6|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 95545644 (91M) [video/quicktime]
Saving to: `Tailing-Aaron.mov'

100%[======================================>] 95,545,644   240K/s   in 6m 35s  

2009-03-28 12:07:37 (236 KB/s) - `Tailing-Aaron.mov' saved [95545644/95545644]

cm120:~ macserver$ traceroute newark1.linode.com 
traceroute to newark1.linode.com (207.192.68.6), 64 hops max, 40 byte packets
 1  cm1 (218.212.100.1)  9.303 ms  21.733 ms  47.721 ms
 2  172.20.22.65 (172.20.22.65)  26.117 ms  7.967 ms  8.258 ms
 3  172.26.22.1 (172.26.22.1)  9.438 ms  8.942 ms  10.440 ms
 4  172.20.7.14 (172.20.7.14)  8.476 ms  8.864 ms  8.734 ms
 5  203.116.6.97 (203.116.6.97)  14.212 ms  13.979 ms  14.500 ms
 6  pos14-1.cr02.hkg04.pccwbtn.net (63.218.2.205)  41.218 ms  43.323 ms  42.446 ms
 7  pos4-1.br02.ash01.pccwbtn.net (63.218.44.50)  285.060 ms  282.676 ms  272.540 ms
 8  eqix.ge-0-0-0.gbr1.ash.nac.net (206.223.115.69)  277.291 ms  273.990 ms  304.529 ms
 9  0.e2-19.tbr1.ewr.nac.net (209.123.11.17)  277.800 ms  277.472 ms  274.286 ms
10  0.e1-2.tbr1.mmu.nac.net (209.123.10.118)  275.333 ms  274.946 ms  290.552 ms
11  vlan803.esd2.mmu.nac.net (209.123.10.30)  277.290 ms  261.676 ms  264.345 ms
12  newark1.linode.com (207.192.68.6)  275.288 ms  277.175 ms  274.796 ms

The speed from Atlanta looks interesting but I don't think it's stable. I'm still continuing with the Fremont data center.

Dallas

ping -c 100 -q www.theshore.net 
    PING www.theshore.net (67.18.92.50): 56 data bytes
    --- www.theshore.net ping statistics ---
    100 packets transmitted, 100 packets received, 0% packet loss
    round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 62.293/83.073/199.970/23.977 ms

wget http://www.theshore.net/moto/20060825_Stecoah/Tailing-Aaron.mov
    --2009-05-06 23:26:43--  http://www.theshore.net/moto/20060825_Stecoah/Tailing-Aaron.mov
    Resolving www.theshore.net... 67.18.92.50
    Connecting to www.theshore.net|67.18.92.50|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 95545644 (91M) [video/quicktime]
    Saving to: `Tailing-Aaron.mov.1'
    100%[==========>] 95,545,644   443K/s   in 3m 11s  
    2009-05-06 23:29:54 (489 KB/s) - `Tailing-Aaron.mov.1' saved [95545644/95545644]

traceroute www.theshore.net
    traceroute to www.theshore.net (67.18.92.50), 64 hops max, 40 byte packets
     1  192.168.2.1 (192.168.2.1)  1.670 ms  1.097 ms  1.123 ms
     2  cpe-76-189-128-1.neo.res.rr.com (76.189.128.1)  21.041 ms  13.268 ms  11.979 ms
     3  gig3-2.lksdoh1-rtr1.neo.rr.com (24.164.105.169)  13.019 ms  12.173 ms  25.977 ms
     4  gig3-4clvhoh1-rr1.neo.rr.com (24.164.107.186)  23.028 ms  11.874 ms  13.516 ms
     5  tge1-0-0.clevoh1-rtr1.neo.rr.com (24.164.108.133)  11.998 ms  12.549 ms  12.605 ms
     6  tge1-0-3.clboh1-rtr0.mwrtn.rr.com (65.25.137.209)  18.333 ms  16.917 ms  18.613 ms
     7  ae-4-0.cr0.chi30.tbone.rr.com (66.109.6.68)  39.430 ms  43.214 ms  30.348 ms
     8  ae-1-0.pr0.chi10.tbone.rr.com (66.109.6.155)  29.196 ms  32.345 ms  44.846 ms
     9  be-10-601-cr01.chicago.il.ibone.comcast.net (68.86.88.145)  42.520 ms  43.410 ms  29.585 ms
    10  pos-0-7-0-0-cr01.atlanta.ga.ibone.comcast.net (68.86.85.58)  48.842 ms  46.442 ms  44.735 ms
    11  pos-1-13-0-0-cr01.dallas.tx.ibone.comcast.net (68.86.85.253)  67.477 ms  73.407 ms  66.039 ms
    12  theplanet-cr01.dallas.tx.ibone.comcast.net (68.86.88.50)  86.887 ms  69.426 ms  64.900 ms
    13  te9-1.dsr02.dllstx3.theplanet.com (70.87.253.22)  68.632 ms  61.364 ms te9-1.dsr01.dllstx3.theplanet.com (70.87.253.6)  97.675 ms
    14  te3-3.dsr02.dllstx2.theplanet.com (70.87.253.126)  73.868 ms te1-4.dsr01.dllstx2.theplanet.com (70.87.253.114)  65.730 ms  82.798 ms
    15  po2.car01.dllstx2.theplanet.com (70.87.254.78)  64.484 ms po1.car01.dllstx2.theplanet.com (70.87.254.74)  68.503 ms po2.car01.dllstx2.theplanet.com (70.87.254.78)  64.429 ms
    16  ns.theshore.net (67.18.92.50)  69.885 ms  80.501 ms  62.280 ms

Fremont

ping -c 100 -q host76.fremont.linode.com
    PING host76.linode.com (64.71.152.16): 56 data bytes
    --- host76.linode.com ping statistics ---
    100 packets transmitted, 100 packets received, 0% packet loss
    round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 87.346/120.154/355.365/44.124 ms

wget http://host76.fremont.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
    --2009-05-06 23:36:08--  http://host76.fremont.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
    Resolving host76.fremont.linode.com... 64.71.152.16
    Connecting to host76.fremont.linode.com|64.71.152.16|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 95545644 (91M) [video/quicktime]
    Saving to: `Tailing-Aaron.mov.2'
    100%[==========>] 95,545,644   205K/s   in 7m 24s  
    2009-05-06 23:43:33 (210 KB/s) - `Tailing-Aaron.mov.2' saved [95545644/95545644]

traceroute host76.fremont.linode.com
    traceroute to host76.linode.com (64.71.152.16), 64 hops max, 40 byte packets
     1  192.168.2.1 (192.168.2.1)  1.640 ms  1.101 ms  1.175 ms
     2  cpe-76-189-128-1.neo.res.rr.com (76.189.128.1)  11.599 ms  14.707 ms  55.914 ms
     3  gig3-2.lksdoh1-rtr1.neo.rr.com (24.164.105.169)  14.904 ms  30.784 ms  13.750 ms
     4  gig3-4clvhoh1-rr1.neo.rr.com (24.164.107.186)  22.473 ms  13.519 ms  11.586 ms
     5  tge1-0-0.clevoh1-rtr1.neo.rr.com (24.164.108.133)  170.021 ms  208.252 ms  193.377 ms
     6  tge1-0-3.clevoh1-rtr0.mwrtn.rr.com (65.25.137.213)  13.770 ms  21.784 ms  13.408 ms
     7  ae14.mtgmoh1-rtr0.mwrtn.rr.com (65.25.137.150)  25.081 ms  21.240 ms  27.314 ms
     8  xe-10-0-0.bar1.Cincinnati1.Level3.net (4.78.216.9)  71.725 ms  47.280 ms xe-10-1-0.bar1.Cincinnati1.Level3.net (4.78.216.13)  46.169 ms
     9  ae-10-10.ebr2.Chicago1.Level3.net (4.69.136.214)  40.819 ms  44.520 ms  35.324 ms
    10  ae-23-56.car3.Chicago1.Level3.net (4.68.101.167)  54.604 ms  46.213 ms  59.462 ms
    11  telia-level3-te.Chicago1.Level3.net (4.68.127.138)  33.079 ms  33.072 ms  37.964 ms
    12  sjo-bb1-link.telia.net (213.248.80.25)  90.780 ms  94.814 ms  102.328 ms
    13  hurricane-113209-sjo-bb1.c.telia.net (213.248.86.54)  98.709 ms  90.830 ms  100.962 ms
    14  10gigabitethernet1-2.core1.fmt1.he.net (66.160.158.241)  95.015 ms  93.007 ms  99.369 ms
    15  fremont30.linode.com (64.71.152.16)  89.134 ms  93.879 ms  89.950 ms

Atlanta

ping -c 100 -q host77.atlanta.linode.com 
    PING host77.linode.com (63.247.71.196): 56 data bytes
    --- host77.linode.com ping statistics ---
    100 packets transmitted, 100 packets received, 0% packet loss
    round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 34.704/59.421/154.827/25.811 ms

wget http://host77.atlanta.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov 
    --2009-05-06 23:23:28--  http://host77.atlanta.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
    Resolving host77.atlanta.linode.com... 63.247.71.196
    Connecting to host77.atlanta.linode.com|63.247.71.196|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 95545644 (91M) [video/quicktime]
    Saving to: `Tailing-Aaron.mov'
    100%[==========>] 95,545,644   567K/s   in 3m 11s  
    2009-05-06 23:26:39 (488 KB/s) - `Tailing-Aaron.mov' saved [95545644/95545644]

traceroute host77.atlanta.linode.com
    traceroute to host77.linode.com (63.247.71.196), 64 hops max, 40 byte packets
     1  192.168.2.1 (192.168.2.1)  2285.140 ms  2.629 ms  1.077 ms
     2  cpe-76-189-128-1.neo.res.rr.com (76.189.128.1)  12.577 ms  10.685 ms  14.370 ms
     3  gig3-2.lksdoh1-rtr1.neo.rr.com (24.164.105.169)  27.064 ms  25.595 ms  13.057 ms
     4  gig3-4clvhoh1-rr1.neo.rr.com (24.164.107.186)  11.719 ms  12.469 ms  13.813 ms
     5  tge1-0-0.clevoh1-rtr1.neo.rr.com (24.164.108.133)  21.513 ms  23.428 ms  12.692 ms
     6  tge1-0-3.clevoh1-rtr0.mwrtn.rr.com (65.25.137.213)  17.025 ms  17.370 ms  21.079 ms
     7  ae-3-0.cr0.dca20.tbone.rr.com (66.109.6.70)  22.459 ms  19.345 ms  27.887 ms
     8  ae-1-0.pr0.dca10.tbone.rr.com (66.109.6.165)  23.234 ms  81.234 ms  22.477 ms
     9  ash-bb1-link.telia.net (213.248.89.193)  33.562 ms  39.913 ms  22.103 ms
    10  atl-bb1-link.telia.net (80.91.251.86)  32.403 ms  36.257 ms atl-bb1-link.telia.net (213.248.80.142)  61.243 ms
    11  globalnet-ic-129966-atl-bb1.c.telia.net (213.248.93.110)  35.777 ms  38.015 ms  37.589 ms
    12  63.247.64.146 (63.247.64.146)  35.043 ms  46.179 ms  37.813 ms
    13  63.247.71.196 (63.247.71.196)  36.880 ms  42.822 ms  37.244 ms

Newark

ping -c 100 -q newark1.linode.com
    PING newark1.linode.com (207.192.68.6): 56 data bytes
    --- newark1.linode.com ping statistics ---
    100 packets transmitted, 100 packets received, 0% packet loss
    round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 40.102/52.627/115.156/14.052 ms

wget http://newark1.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
    --2009-05-06 23:46:46--  http://newark1.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
    Resolving newark1.linode.com... 207.192.68.6
    Connecting to newark1.linode.com|207.192.68.6|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 95545644 (91M) [video/quicktime]
    Saving to: `Tailing-Aaron.mov.3'
    100%[==========>] 95,545,644   810K/s   in 3m 9s   
    2009-05-06 23:49:55 (495 KB/s) - `Tailing-Aaron.mov.3' saved [95545644/95545644]

traceroute newark1.linode.com
    traceroute to newark1.linode.com (207.192.68.6), 64 hops max, 40 byte packets
     1  192.168.2.1 (192.168.2.1)  1.927 ms  1.189 ms  1.069 ms
     2  cpe-76-189-128-1.neo.res.rr.com (76.189.128.1)  12.410 ms  11.182 ms  13.746 ms
     3  gig3-2.lksdoh1-rtr1.neo.rr.com (24.164.105.169)  12.481 ms  12.386 ms  15.053 ms
     4  gig4-4.clvhoh1-rtr1.neo.rr.com (24.164.107.182)  13.792 ms  21.159 ms  15.080 ms
     5  tge1-0-0.clevoh1-rtr1.neo.rr.com (24.164.108.133)  22.452 ms  19.118 ms  26.219 ms
     6  tge1-0-3.clboh1-rtr0.mwrtn.rr.com (65.25.137.209)  22.970 ms  23.313 ms  24.055 ms
     7  ae-4-0.cr0.chi30.tbone.rr.com (66.109.6.68)  27.268 ms  30.573 ms  30.686 ms
     8  ae-1-0.pr0.chi10.tbone.rr.com (66.109.6.155)  28.171 ms  35.981 ms  30.749 ms
     9  chi-bb1-link.telia.net (213.248.76.97)  32.469 ms  36.710 ms  37.403 ms
    10  nyk-bb2-link.telia.net (80.91.248.197)  45.244 ms  42.089 ms nyk-bb2-link.telia.net (80.91.249.111)  44.282 ms
    11  nyk-b3-link.telia.net (80.91.250.93)  47.027 ms nyk-b3-link.telia.net (80.91.250.9)  38.447 ms  54.956 ms
    12  nac-110814-nyk-b3.c.telia.net (213.248.82.94)  74.172 ms  47.784 ms nac-112088-nyk-b3.c.telia.net (213.248.83.74)  42.833 ms
    13  0.e1-4.tbr1.mmu.nac.net (209.123.10.101)  43.516 ms  59.895 ms  53.720 ms
    14  vlan804.esd2.mmu.nac.net (209.123.10.14)  47.762 ms vlan801.esd1.mmu.nac.net (209.123.10.10)  45.785 ms vlan803.esd2.mmu.nac.net (209.123.10.30)  44.052 ms
    15  newark1.linode.com (207.192.68.6)  65.507 ms  45.498 ms  46.361 ms

do you think that newark is a good datacenter?

From Memphis, TN

Download and average ping times:

Fremont: 295KB/s - 81ms

Dallas: 273KB/s - 49ms

New Jersey: 700KB/s - 60ms

Atlanta: 425KB/s - 53

I am in New Zealand.

I can download at about 60KB/sec (or 480 kb/sec) from most of the servers listed. Freemont (where my host is) I get 195 KB/sec (or 1560 kb/sec) quite the difference!

Might be useful for those who are in Australasia.

When I bought my linode newark give me more than 500Kb/sec here in Italy, now I can't go over 20Kb/sec…

This is terrible, what's happening?

In June last year, I wrote:
> From Verizon FIOS in NJ (20Mb down, 5Mb up)

Freemont: 661Kb/s
  Dallas: 713Kb/s
 Atlanta: 1.53MB/s
  Newark: 2.29MB/s

Well, that last one about maxed out my FIOS line!

I've just been increased to 25/15 connection. Now I get 3.01MB/s from Newark. Still maxing out my FIOS line!

@sweh:

I've just been increased to 25/15 connection.
I want one of those!

I just signed up for linoid last week and I've been getting some very disappointing download speeds. :( Everything else about the service is great, but the speeds are way slower than downloading files from my shared host. Here's some data:

Running tests from on a 100Mbit connection (work)

–-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Speakeasy.net speedtest results from current location in Raleigh, North Carolina:

89871kbps/5489kbps


Pings to the newark datacenter (where my linode is hosted) 16ms FAST!

$ ping newark1.linode.com
PING newark1.linode.com (207.192.68.6) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from newark1.linode.com (207.192.68.6): icmp_seq=1 ttl=45 time=16.6 ms
64 bytes from newark1.linode.com (207.192.68.6): icmp_seq=2 ttl=45 time=16.3 ms
64 bytes from newark1.linode.com (207.192.68.6): icmp_seq=3 ttl=45 time=17.0 ms
64 bytes from newark1.linode.com (207.192.68.6): icmp_seq=4 ttl=45 time=16.3 ms
--- newark1.linode.com ping statistics ---
4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3004ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 16.316/16.598/17.025/0.288 ms

–-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Download test from cachefly from current location:

$ wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test 
--2009-10-06 16:58:07--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `100mb.test'
100%[===================================>] 104,857,600 10.4M/s   in 12s     
2009-10-06 16:58:19 (8.68 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]

–-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Download from the newark datacenter. SLOW :(

wget http://newark1.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
--2009-10-06 17:14:44--  http://newark1.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
Resolving newark1.linode.com... 207.192.68.6
Connecting to newark1.linode.com|207.192.68.6|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 95545644 (91M) [video/quicktime]
Saving to: `Tailing-Aaron.mov.4'
11% [===>                                ] 10,631,794  79.4K/s  eta 15m 29s

I stopped it because it was taking forever. I didn't get over 120Kb/s during the entire transfer.

Any idea why i'm getting such slow speeds from the newark datacenter from home (16Mbit) and work (100Mbit)? Help!

Let's get a eurovision:

Dallas:

$ wget http://www.theshore.net/moto/20060825_Stecoah/Tailing-Aaron.mov
--2009-10-08 01:42:30--  http://www.theshore.net/moto/20060825_Stecoah/Tailing-Aaron.mov
Resolving www.theshore.net... 67.18.92.50
Connecting to www.theshore.net|67.18.92.50|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 95545644 (91M) [video/quicktime]
Saving to: `Tailing-Aaron.mov'

100%[====================================================================>] 95,545,644  3.68M/s   in 49s

2009-10-08 01:43:20 (1.87 MB/s) - `Tailing-Aaron.mov' saved [95545644/95545644]

````
tracepath www.theshore.net
1: nightshade.toolserver.org (91.198.174.201) 0.112ms pmtu 1500
1: vl102-ve6.csw1-esams.wikimedia.org (91.198.174.193) 0.265ms
1: vl102-ve6.csw1-esams.wikimedia.org (91.198.174.193) 1.369ms
2: 85.17.163.246 (85.17.163.246) 0.482ms
3: be11.crs.evo.leaseweb.net (85.17.100.225) 0.616ms
4: 10ge.ams.gblx.net (64.213.76.149) 28.505ms
5: The-Planet.TenGigabitEthernet2-3.ar2.HOU1.gblx.net (64.214.196.58) 119.034ms asymm 14
6: et5-4.ibr03.dllstx3.theplanet.com (70.87.253.49) 132.037ms asymm 12
7: te7-1.dsr02.dllstx3.theplanet.com (70.87.253.18) 134.289ms asymm 13
8: te3-3.dsr02.dllstx2.theplanet.com (70.87.253.126) 129.833ms asymm 17
9: po1.car02.dllstx2.theplanet.com (70.87.254.82) 132.850ms asymm 15
10: ns.theshore.net (67.18.92.50) 130.878ms reached

Freemont:

wget http://host76.fremont.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
--2009-10-08 01:45:25-- http://host76.fremont.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
Resolving host76.fremont.linode.com… 64.71.152.16
Connecting to host76.fremont.linode.com|64.71.152.16|:80… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 95545644 (91M) [video/quicktime]
Saving to: `Tailing-Aaron.mov'

100%[====================================================================>] 95,545,644 547K/s in 2m 58s

2009-10-08 01:48:24 (524 KB/s) - `Tailing-Aaron.mov' saved [95545644/95545644]


tracepath host76.fremont.linode.com
1: nightshade.toolserver.org (91.198.174.201) 0.110ms pmtu 1500
1: vl102-ve6.csw1-esams.wikimedia.org (91.198.174.193) 0.289ms
1: vl102-ve6.csw1-esams.wikimedia.org (91.198.174.193) 0.210ms
2: te-1-2.br1-knams.wikimedia.org (91.198.174.253) 0.708ms
3: ams-ix.he.net (195.69.145.150) 1.316ms
4: 10gigabitethernet4-1.core1.nyc4.he.net (216.66.24.153) 86.302ms
5: 10gigabitethernet3-1.core1.sjc2.he.net (72.52.92.25) 165.225ms
6: 10gigabitethernet1-1.core1.fmt1.he.net (72.52.92.109) 166.060ms
7: fremont30.linode.com (64.71.152.16) 165.625ms reached

Newark:

wget http://newark1.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
--2009-10-08 01:49:04-- http://newark1.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
Resolving newark1.linode.com… 207.192.68.6
Connecting to newark1.linode.com|207.192.68.6|:80… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 95545644 (91M) [video/quicktime]
Saving to: `Tailing-Aaron.mov'

100%[====================================================================>] 95,545,644 6.82M/s in 16s

2009-10-08 01:49:22 (5.59 MB/s) - `Tailing-Aaron.mov' saved [95545644/95545644]


tracepath newark1.linode.com
1: nightshade.toolserver.org (91.198.174.201) 0.088ms pmtu 1500
1: vl102-ve6.csw1-esams.wikimedia.org (91.198.174.193) 0.279ms
1: vl102-ve6.csw1-esams.wikimedia.org (91.198.174.193) 0.219ms
2: te-1-2.br1-knams.wikimedia.org (91.198.174.253) 0.702ms
3: r1ams.ce.init7.net (77.109.134.113) 1.052ms asymm 4
4: r1lon1.core.init7.net (77.109.128.150) 7.458ms asymm 5
5: linx.peer.nac.net (195.66.224.94) 82.188ms asymm 4
6: 0.e1-4.tbr1.mmu.nac.net (209.123.10.101) 104.429ms asymm 7
7: vlan803.esd2.mmu.nac.net (209.123.10.30) 104.792ms asymm 8
8: newark1.linode.com (207.192.68.6) 104.706ms reached

Atlanta:

wget http://host77.atlanta.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
--2009-10-08 01:53:39-- http://host77.atlanta.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
Resolving host77.atlanta.linode.com… 63.247.71.196
Connecting to host77.atlanta.linode.com|63.247.71.196|:80… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 95545644 (91M) [video/quicktime]
Saving to: `Tailing-Aaron.mov.1'

100%[====================================================================>] 95,545,644 3.43M/s in 29s

2009-10-08 01:54:09 (3.13 MB/s) - `Tailing-Aaron.mov.1' saved [95545644/95545644]

````
tracepath host77.atlanta.linode.com
 1:  nightshade.toolserver.org (91.198.174.201)             0.104ms pmtu 1500
 1:  vl102-ve6.csw1-esams.wikimedia.org (91.198.174.193)    1.506ms
 1:  vl102-ve6.csw1-esams.wikimedia.org (91.198.174.193)    0.200ms
 2:  te-1-2.br1-knams.wikimedia.org (91.198.174.253)        0.731ms
 3:  ge2-15-cr0.nik.nl.as6908.net (78.41.155.33)            0.919ms
 4:  g3-1.ir1.amsterdam-nh.nl.xo.net (78.41.155.218)        0.777ms
 5:  p5-1-0d0.rar1.london-en.uk.xo.net (71.5.174.137)       7.354ms asymm  7
 6:  p1-0-0d0.rar1.nyc-ny.us.xo.net (65.106.0.118)         74.844ms asymm  8
 7:  te-3-1-0.rar3.nyc-ny.us.xo.net (65.106.1.18)          80.356ms asymm 11
 8:  te-3-0-0.rar3.washington-dc.us.xo.net (207.88.12.74)  80.604ms asymm  9
 9:  no reply
10:  w018.z207088188.cle-oh.dsl.cnc.net (207.88.188.18)    96.807ms asymm 12
11:  border10.tge3-1-bbnet1.acs.pnap.net (64.94.0.12)      97.834ms asymm 12
12:  globalaccess-2.border10.acs.pnap.net (64.94.224.162)  98.886ms asymm 10
13:  63.247.64.154 (63.247.64.154)                         98.864ms asymm 10
14:  63.247.71.196 (63.247.71.196)                         98.293ms reached

Quite obvious the further east you go the faster it is :)

@jcw5002:

Any idea why i'm getting such slow speeds from the newark datacenter from home (16Mbit) and work (100Mbit)? Help!
I can't help with why, but I can confirm the same issues for me here in western NC. I get good ping times (26ms) to Newark, but horrible download speed (150KB/s). This is on a 10M DSL connection that I can fill with 1.2MB/s from Dallas.

I can scp from my Newark linode to my Dallas linode at 4.0MB/s, so I think it is probably not an issue with linode itself.

Of course, now that I look at the route it goes through Raleigh, so not surprising that we are seeing similar performance.

# mtr -r -c 10 newark1.linode.com
HOST: persist                     Loss%   Snt   Last   Avg  Best  Wrst StDev
  1\. nc-76-6-144-1.dhcp.embarqhsd  0.0%    10   12.1  12.1  11.9  12.7   0.2
  2\. nc-63-162-197-53.sta.embarqh  0.0%    10   11.9  16.6  11.7  56.8  14.1
  3\. host57.sprintnetops.net       0.0%    10   13.0  14.2  12.5  26.5   4.3
  4\. te-3-4.car2.Raleigh1.Level3\.  0.0%    10   13.9  14.2  13.6  15.0   0.4
  5\. ae-6-6.ebr2.Washington1.Leve  0.0%    10   19.7  19.4  19.0  19.7   0.2
  6\. ae-4-4.ebr2.Newark1.Level3.n  0.0%    10   32.5  27.4  24.3  32.5   2.9
  7\. ae-21-52.car1.Newark1.Level3  0.0%    10   24.2  24.3  23.8  24.6   0.2
  8\. NETCCESS.car1.Newark1.Level3  0.0%    10   25.6  25.2  24.8  25.7   0.3
  9\. 0.e1-2.tbr2.mmu.nac.net       0.0%    10   34.1  33.2  31.9  34.4   0.8
 10\. vlan804.esd2.mmu.nac.net      0.0%    10   33.6  34.0  32.4  40.2   2.2
 11\. newark1.linode.com            0.0%    10   25.7  25.8  25.3  26.2   0.3

My traceroute is very similar:

...
...
...
10  so-1-0.hsa2.Raleigh1.Level3.net (64.158.236.5)  3.723 ms  3.684 ms  3.453 ms
11  ge-6-6.car2.Raleigh1.Level3.net (4.69.142.125)  3.447 ms  3.525 ms  3.477 ms
12  ae-6-6.ebr2.Washington1.Level3.net (4.69.132.178)  8.634 ms  8.633 ms  9.172 ms
13  ae-4-4.ebr2.Newark1.Level3.net (4.69.132.102)  25.001 ms  24.957 ms  24.943 ms
14  ae-21-52.car1.Newark1.Level3.net (4.68.99.37)  13.964 ms  13.931 ms  13.873 ms
15  NETCCESS.car1.Newark1.Level3.net (4.79.189.74)  16.014 ms  15.998 ms  15.976 ms
16  0.e1-2.tbr2.mmu.nac.net (209.123.10.114)  16.564 ms  18.006 ms  19.405 ms
17  vlan804.esd2.mmu.nac.net (209.123.10.14)  20.872 ms vlan805.esd1.mmu.nac.net (209.123.10.34)  19.304 ms
18  newark1.linode.com (207.192.68.6)  16.735 ms  17.478 ms  17.417 ms

I don't know enough about how internet traffic is routed through the internet, but it sounds like there might be bottleneck somewhere from Raleigh to Newark. Everyone else seems to be getting good speeds so I don't think its the Newark datacenter. Does anyone know more about this?

Good news! Things seemed to have turned around for me. Not sure what the problem was, but it's super fast now.

$ wget http://newark1.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov 
--2009-10-13 11:48:26--  http://newark1.linode.com/Tailing-Aaron.mov
Resolving newark1.linode.com... 207.192.68.6
Connecting to newark1.linode.com|207.192.68.6|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 95545644 (91M) [video/quicktime]
Saving to: `Tailing-Aaron.mov'

100%[================================================>] 95,545,644  4.86M/s   in 24s     

2009-10-13 11:48:50 (3.79 MB/s) - `Tailing-Aaron.mov' saved [95545644/95545644]

Here are my trace routes and speeds from my 100Mbps connection here in Kansas City MO. Dallas is of course the fastest but I was surprised how fast London was.

London.

Tracing route to london1.linode.com [109.74.207.9]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  68.66.15.186
  2    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  68.66.15.105
  3     1 ms     1 ms     1 ms  12.88.17.157
  4     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  5     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  6    11 ms    11 ms    11 ms  ggr3.dlstx.ip.att.net [12.122.139.17]
  7    12 ms    12 ms    12 ms  192.205.35.142
  8    22 ms    17 ms    17 ms  ae-62-60.ebr2.Dallas1.Level3.net [4.69.145.51]
  9    51 ms    53 ms    53 ms  ae-3.ebr4.NewYork1.Level3.net [4.69.137.122]
 10    48 ms    53 ms    53 ms  ae-64-64.csw1.NewYork1.Level3.net [4.69.134.11

 11    47 ms    47 ms    47 ms  ae-61-61.ebr1.NewYork1.Level3.net [4.69.134.65

 12   116 ms   116 ms   122 ms  ae-41-41.ebr2.London1.Level3.net [4.69.137.65]
 13   116 ms   116 ms   116 ms  ae-2-52.edge3.London1.Level3.net [4.69.139.105

 14   118 ms   118 ms   119 ms  telecity.edge3.lon1.l3.net [195.50.113.2]
 15   120 ms   120 ms   120 ms  te4-1-dist65-01.lon10.telecity.net [217.20.44.
8]
 16   119 ms   119 ms   119 ms  london1.linode.com [109.74.207.9]

Trace complete.

wget http://london1.linode.com/100MB-london.bin
--2010-01-20 01:17:21--  http://london1.linode.com/100MB-london.bin
Resolving london1.linode.com... 109.74.207.9
Connecting to london1.linode.com|109.74.207.9|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `100MB-london.bin'

100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 2.01M/s   in 55s

2010-01-20 01:18:20 (1.81 MB/s) - `100MB-london.bin' saved [104857600/104857600]

Newark

Tracing route to newark1.linode.com [207.192.68.6]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  68.66.15.186
  2    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  68.66.15.226
  3    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  68.66.15.233
  4     1 ms     1 ms     1 ms  12.88.17.157
  5     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  6     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  7    11 ms    11 ms    11 ms  dlstx02jt.ip.att.net [12.122.214.245]
  8    11 ms    11 ms    11 ms  192.205.37.50
  9    23 ms    23 ms    24 ms  chi-bb1-link.telia.net [213.248.80.148]
 10    43 ms    43 ms    49 ms  nyk-bb1-link.telia.net [80.91.249.109]
 11    49 ms    44 ms    44 ms  nyk-b3-link.telia.net [80.91.247.19]
 12    44 ms    44 ms    50 ms  netaccess-tic-133837-nyk-b3.c.telia.net [213.248
.99.90]
 13    46 ms    45 ms    45 ms  0.e1-4.tbr1.mmu.nac.net [209.123.10.101]
 14    50 ms    50 ms    45 ms  vlan803.esd2.mmu.nac.net [209.123.10.30]
 15    45 ms    46 ms    46 ms  newark1.linode.com [207.192.68.6]

Trace complete.

 wget http://newark1.linode.com/100MB-newark.bin
--2010-01-20 01:20:09--  http://newark1.linode.com/100MB-newark.bin
Resolving newark1.linode.com... 207.192.68.6
Connecting to newark1.linode.com|207.192.68.6|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `100MB-newark.bin.1'

100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 4.33M/s   in 29s

2010-01-20 01:20:38 (3.49 MB/s) - `100MB-newark.bin.1' saved [104857600/104857600]

Atlanta

Tracing route to host77.linode.com [63.247.71.196]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1     1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  68.66.15.186
  2    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  68.66.15.226
  3    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  64-126-31-113.static.everestkc.net [64.126.31.11
3]
  4    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  64-126-2-145.static.everestkc.net [64.126.2.145]

  5    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  64-126-2-1.static.everestkc.net [64.126.2.1]
  6    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  64-126-2-10.static.everestkc.net [64.126.2.10]
  7     1 ms     1 ms     1 ms  te-4-2.car1.KansasCity1.Level3.net [4.53.32.33]

  8    22 ms    17 ms    17 ms  ae-5-5.ebr2.Dallas1.Level3.net [4.69.135.230]
  9    14 ms    17 ms    18 ms  ae-93-98.ebr3.Dallas1.Level3.net [4.69.146.92]
 10    39 ms    35 ms    35 ms  ae-7.ebr3.Atlanta2.Level3.net [4.69.134.22]
 11    32 ms    32 ms    32 ms  ae-28-52.car2.Atlanta4.Level3.net [4.68.103.45]

 12    33 ms    35 ms    35 ms  MZIMA-NETWO.car2.Atlanta4.Level3.net [4.53.234.6
]
 13    29 ms    29 ms    30 ms  xe0-gnax.cust.atl01.mzima.net [67.199.136.166]
 14    29 ms    30 ms    29 ms  63.247.64.150
 15    29 ms    29 ms    29 ms  63.247.71.196

Trace complete.

 wget http://atlanta1.linode.com/100MB-atlanta.bin
--2010-01-20 01:21:05--  http://atlanta1.linode.com/100MB-atlanta.bin
Resolving atlanta1.linode.com... 63.247.71.196
Connecting to atlanta1.linode.com|63.247.71.196|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `100MB-atlanta.bin'

100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 7.32M/s   in 14s

2010-01-20 01:21:19 (7.11 MB/s) - `100MB-atlanta.bin' saved [104857600/104857600]

Dallas

Tracing route to host107.linode.com [70.85.129.19]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  68.66.15.186
  2    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  68.66.15.225
  3     1 ms     1 ms     1 ms  12.88.17.157
  4     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  5     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  6    11 ms    11 ms    11 ms  gar10.dlstx.ip.att.net [12.122.139.117]
  7    11 ms    11 ms    11 ms  12.87.41.150
  8    11 ms    11 ms    11 ms  te9-2.dsr02.dllstx3.theplanet.com [70.87.253.30]

  9     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 10    12 ms    11 ms    11 ms  po2.car02.dllstx2.theplanet.com [70.87.254.86]
 11    11 ms    11 ms    11 ms  dallas1.linode.com [70.85.129.19]

Trace complete.

wget http://dallas1.linode.com/100MB-dallas.bin
--2010-01-20 01:21:51--  http://dallas1.linode.com/100MB-dallas.bin
Resolving dallas1.linode.com... 70.85.129.19
Connecting to dallas1.linode.com|70.85.129.19|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `100MB-dallas.bin'

100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 10.8M/s   in 9.2s

2010-01-20 01:22:01 (10.9 MB/s) - `100MB-dallas.bin' saved [104857600/104857600]

Fremont

Tracing route to host27.linode.com [64.71.152.17]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1     1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  68.66.15.186
  2    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  68.66.15.105
  3     1 ms     1 ms     1 ms  12.88.17.157
  4     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  5     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  6    33 ms    11 ms    11 ms  dlstx02jt.ip.att.net [12.122.214.245]
  7    11 ms    11 ms    11 ms  192.205.37.50
  8    44 ms    44 ms    44 ms  las-bb1-link.telia.net [213.248.80.13]
  9    52 ms    52 ms    53 ms  sjo-bb1-link.telia.net [213.248.80.16]
 10    49 ms    49 ms    49 ms  hurricane-113209-sjo-bb1.c.telia.net [213.248.86
.54]
 11    50 ms    50 ms    50 ms  10gigabitethernet1-2.core1.fmt1.he.net [66.160.1
58.241]
 12    49 ms    49 ms    49 ms  fremont1.linode.com [64.71.152.17]

Trace complete.

wget http://fremont1.linode.com/100MB-fremont.bin
--2010-01-20 01:22:19--  http://fremont1.linode.com/100MB-fremont.bin
Resolving fremont1.linode.com... 64.71.152.17
Connecting to fremont1.linode.com|64.71.152.17|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `100MB-fremont.bin'

100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 4.41M/s   in 25s

2010-01-20 01:22:45 (3.98 MB/s) - `100MB-fremont.bin' saved [104857600/104857600]

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