[tor-relays] Info about Provider Scaleway and cheap "ARM server"

Artur Pedziwilk cb86eb08b7299219c1af5dbcaddd4ede at protonmail.ch
Wed May 2 08:20:57 UTC 2018

> On 1 May 2018, at 22:53, Olaf Grimm <jeep665 at posteo.de> wrote:
> Dear readers,
> I tried to use different operating systems and hardware architectures
> for my Tor relays for diversity. So I came to the Parisian provider
> Scaleways, which has a cheap offer for ARM servers for € 2.99 per month.
> Debian was available with architecture "armhf / armv7l". I knew that,
> but I did not want to believe it. After performance trouble and a server
> crash I tested "/etc/cpuinfo" and 'lscpu'. There are Raspberry Pi in the
> cloud! From my personal device at home I know, that full cpu performance
> will kill the device due to overheating. Oh no! Must change to the next
> offer with x86_64 for € 11,99 / month. What can I expect? An old Pentium
> with 400MHz?
> https://www.scaleway.com/baremetal-cloud-servers/
> My order was "C1 - A true metal ARM server running in the cloud."
> "4 Dedicated ARM Cores, 2GB Memory, 50GB SSD Disk / 200Mbit/s unmetered
> bandwith"

I think you are mistaken. As far as I know they use Cavium ThunderX processors.

Can you share more details what make you thinking you are on Raspberry Pi?
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