Accidental Discoveries in CPU Performance: AMD vs Intel

In 2018, a team of CockroachDB engineers was testing features for the 2.1 release when they discovered something surprising. In repeated tests, AWS delivered 40% greater throughput than GCP (Google Cloud Platform). The team’s curiosity was piqued. Why did they see such a stark difference between the two cloud providers? They set out to test […]

In 2018, a team of CockroachDB engineers was testing features for the 2.1 release when they discovered something surprising. In repeated tests, AWS delivered 40% greater throughput than GCP (Google Cloud Platform). The team’s curiosity was piqued. Why did they see such a stark difference between the two cloud providers? They set out to test the performance of GCP and AWS in more detail, ultimately comparing the two platforms across a host of benchmarks including CPU, network, storage I/O, and TPC-C performance (e.
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