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Table 1 Characteristics of the different VM types and sizes (columns 2–5) and results of the execution speed test (columns 6–8) and the reducer test (columns 9 and 10)

From: Monte Carlo verification of radiotherapy treatments with CloudMC

VM type CPU cores RAM (GB) Disk (GB) Cost (€/h) CPU time (min) Rel. Time Cost. Eff. Merging time (min) Upload time (min)
Small (A1) 1 1.75 225 0.0675 11.30 1.00 1.00 18.9 6.7
Medium (A2) 2 3.5 490 0.135 11.60 1.03 2.05 15.4 6.7
Large (A3) 4 7 1000 0.2699 11.87 1.05 4.20 11.5 6.7
D1 1 3.5 50 0.1249 7.32 0.65 1.20 19.8 5.2
D1_v2 1 3.5 50 0.1249 5.47 0.48 0.90 18.1 7.0
D2_v2 2 7 100 0.2505 5.08 0.45 1.67 8.3 7.0
D2_v3 2 8 16 0.1788 5.65 0.50 1.32 11.2 6.3
D3_v2 4 14 200 0.5001 5.48 0.48 3.59 3.6 6.4
D4_v2 8 28 400 1.001 5.09 0.45 6.68 3.9 4.0
D11 2 14 100 0.291 7.58 0.67 2.89 6.1 5.3
D11_v2 2 14 100 0.291 5.53 0.49 2.11 4.3 5.6
E2_v3 2 16 32 0.2126 5.65 0.50 1.57 4.1 5.5
E4_v3 4 32 64 0.4251 5.70 0.50 3.18 4.0 4.0
G1 2 28 384 0.6496 262 0.39 3.72 3.4 3.9
G2 4 56 768 1.2987 293 0.43 8.31 3.3 3.6
  1. Most optimal cost-efficiency value highlighted in bold