Benchmark (Phoronix): FreeBSD 9.0-RC2 vs. Oracle Linux 6.1
michael.larabel at phoronix.com
Wed Dec 21 01:38:33 UTC 2011
Any version is fine that's PTS 3.0 or newer in terms of being
compatible, since the test profiles are versioned separately and
automatically fetched to match the result file. However, I'd recommended
the newest (PTS 3.6) as it contains the best FreeBSD support at present
in terms of hardware/software information parsing (for the automated
On 12/20/2011 07:29 PM, Adrian Chadd wrote:
> Is there a specific version of the test suite that should be used, to
> compare against the published results?
> On 20 December 2011 17:18, Matthew Tippett<matthew at phoronix.com> wrote:
>> For such a system, the greatest immediate value would be to attempt to
>> reproduce the benchmarks in question.
>> Install PTS from www.phoronix-test-suite.com or freshports.org.
>> Run the benchmark against those used in the article
>> phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1112113-AR-ORACLELIN37
>> You will be asked to push the comparison up to openbenchmarking at the end.
>> On 12/20/2011 01:39 PM, O. Hartmann wrote:
>>> On 12/20/11 21:20, Igor Mozolevsky wrote:
>>>> Interestingly, while people seem to be (arguably rightly) focused on
>>>> criticising Phoronix's benchmarking, nobody has offered an alternative
>>>> benchmark; and while (again, arguably rightly) it is important to
>>>> benchmark real world performance, equally, nobody has offered any
>>>> numbers in relation to, for example, HTTP or SMTP, or any other "real
>>>> world"-application torture tests done on the aforementioned two
>>>> platforms... IMO, this just goes to show that "doing is hard" and
>>>> "criticising is much easier" (yes, I am aware of the irony involved in
>>>> making this statement, but someone has to!)
>>>> Igor M :-)
>>> Unfortunately, M. Larabel is the only one who's performing benchmarks on
>>> FreeBSD, comparing its performance to the Linux-opponents. Adn indeed,
>>> there is a lot of criticism, but no alternative.
>>> I said unfortunately - not offensive - since Larabel and Phoronix are
>>> sadly the only ones who do actually such bechmarking.
>>> It would be much more nicer and kind to support those people.
>>> Well, in January/February we get new hardware. One box is supposed to do
>>> number crunching via 12 cores and a TESLA GPU. My colleague is
>>> developing a high parallelized peice of software for satellite data
>>> transformation. The software package is CPU bound, partially GPU, but
>>> massively memory hungry (96 to 128 GB RAM is needed).
>>> What I can offer is, since I will also work on that machine and I've
>>> free hand to administer, in the spare time of doing my PhD, installing
>>> FreeBSD 9.0/10.0 besides SuSe Linux and looking forward having one ZFS
>>> data storage drive for homes, so both systems can perform on a most
>>> recent ZFS. I'm new to Linux, not a BSD guru, nor I'm a professional
>>> programmer/developer. My skills are sufficient for the daily scientific
>>> work. So, without pressure, I'm willing to perform some HPC benchmarks
>>> under advice if the day comes and those interested in bare numbers of
>>> FreeBSD vs. Linux performance with a real-world-scientific application.
>>> I would appreciate to see some of the developers and/or FreeBSD hackers
>>> to help Phoronix setting up a proper testenvironment instead of bashing
>>> M. Larabel and his fellows.
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