Recently, AWS presented its own CPU on ARM architecture for server solutions.
It was Graviton. As a result, they update some lines of their EC2 instances with new postfix “g” (e.g. m6g.small, r5g.nano, etc.). In their review and presentation, AWS showed impressive results that it is faster in some benchmarks up to 20 percent. On the other hand, some reviewers said that Graviton does not show any significant results and, in some cases, showed fewer performance results than Intel.
We decided to investigate it and do our research regarding Graviton performance, comparing it with other CPUs (Intel and AMD) directly for MySQL.
- The test is designed to be CPU bound only, so we will use a read-only test and make sure there is no I/O activity during the test.
- Tests were run on m5.* (Intel) , m5a.* (AMD), m6g.*(Graviton) EC2 instances in the US-EAST-1 region. (List of EC2 see …