Many speed test engines are not always accurate in the way they determine an IP address's geographic location, so it is important to verify this prior to a meaningful test. We recommend utilizing speedtest.net, more specifically their current beta version.
Windows and Linux Desktop
Within your VM, open your preferred browser and go to http://beta.speedtest.net/settings. Verify that the site has correctly identified your geolocation under 'Current Connection'. If not, please utilize the 'Change Server' link and choose the server closest to your specific region.
Region 1: New York, New York
Region 2: Santa Clara, California
Region 3: Amsterdam, Netherlands
There exists a python tool that may be used the perform the same tests as the web site version of speedtest.net. It may be downloaded here: https://github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli
Paperspace recommends the following servers for optimal performance when running speed tests:
pip install speedtest-cli
$ speedtest-cli --server [server id]
Region 1 (NY2):
speedtest-cli --server 663
Region 2 (CA1):
speedtest-cli --server 11613
Region 3 (AMS1):
speedtest-cli --server 13291