The Reference Architectures were built and tested with the Intel Xeon E5 v3 (Haswell) CPU platform on GCP.
Below is a Sysbench benchmark of the CPU from a
n1-highcpu-32 instance for comparision:
sysbench 1.0.19 (using bundled LuaJIT 2.1.0-beta2) Running the test with following options: Number of threads: 32 Initializing random number generator from current time Prime numbers limit: 20000 Initializing worker threads... Threads started! CPU speed: events per second: 8690.34 General statistics: total time: 10.0037s total number of events: 86953 Latency (ms): min: 2.87 avg: 3.68 max: 5.15 95th percentile: 3.89 sum: 319958.76 Threads fairness: events (avg/stddev): 2717.2812/2.21 execution time (avg/stddev): 9.9987/0.00
Further info about Cloud and Physical CPU performance can be found here - https://medium.com/infrastructure-adventures/aws-vs-gcp-vs-on-premises-cpu-performance-comparison-1cb3e91f9716