Our current bare metal server is sponsored by the team over at Rubytune.

All benchmarks are run on a bare metal server in order to achieve consistent and repeatable results. We will not publish CPU results gathered on virtual hosts where we can not control our CPU allocation. All published results were run on production level bare metal servers.

The bare metal server was purchased from Hetzner Online and has the following configuration:

System Type Component
Operating System Ubuntu-1404-trusty-64-minimal
RAM 4 x 8GB Micron ECC
Part Number: 18KSF1G72AZ-1G6E1
Processor 3.6GHz Intel® Xeon® E3-1270 v3 Quad-Core Haswell incl. Hyper-Threading Technology
Hard Drive Samsung SSD 845DC EVO - 240 GB - 2,5" SATA III
Motherboard Intel Coporation S1200RP