What you get with a Linode 512 virtual instance. 4 cores – Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU L5520 @ 2.27GHz
I ran these maybe last month, figure they might be useful to someone. I used phoronix test suite so you can easily compare against your server/cloud/virtual instance. Just run,
# phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1208181-SU-LINODEDEM45
Oh right, Linode is a Xen powered (virtual machines) private server hosting solution. You have a variety of Linux distros to choose from, 6 different locations to deploy your machines to, IPv6, and a bunch of other features.