Last week, I wrote about Scaleway ARMV8 cloud servers powered by Cavium ThunderX processors. They are very cheap, as low as 0.0006 Euros per hour or 2.99 Euros per month, but you only get access to 2 to 8 cores, so obviously you don’t get a baremetal server for that price. If you want the latter Packet.net has been offering just that since the end of last year with their Type 2A baremetal server with two Cavium ThunderX 48-core processors, 128 GB RAM, 384 GB SSD and 20 Gbps bandwidth.
The servers can currently run Centos 7, CoreOS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, with support for container platforms such as CoreOS Tectonic, Rancher, Docker Cloud, ContainerShip, StackEngine, Docker Machine, etc… You can check the status for other operating systems and features and the roadmap page.
They also have x86 servers, and I’ve included the hourly and monthly prices and features for all their servers for comparison. [Update: Type 2A monthly price is actually $372 per month, see comments]
Visit Packet’s Type 2A product page for details.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
4 Replies to “Packet 96-core Cavium ThunderX Baremetal ARMv8 Servers are Available for $0.50 per Hour, $372 per Month”
Thanks for the great coverage! Looks like we had a mistake on our website from a change this week, and the monthly price for the Type 2a should be $372, not $744. Quite a difference, so our apologies! (the hourly price of $.50 is correct).
Nice to see you here.
So I can ask you a question. You write on the page “Super Fast SSD’s & NVMe’s” but I only find options with SSDs. The Thunder X Server with an NVMe option would be really awesome. Is it possible to book?
Thanks for the info, I’ve updated the article title and text. I’ll wait for the website update before updating the table.
Since the monthly price is set for 31 days (0.5×24*31 = $372), I guess people pay less than than for month with 28 or 30 days.