The fastest load time I have experienced with a fresh installation of wordpress in Linode using EE, was 300ms. And I was very proud of that.
But this blog post changed it all. https://woorkup.com/wphostingspot-best-managed-wordpress-hosting/
A load time of 162ms is amazing!!! What amazed me even more was their reply to my query regarding their backend stack:
We do use EasyEngine however it is a highly modified version of EasyEngine