Benchmark: NetBSD 2.0 beats FreeBSD 5.3 in server performance

Hubert Feyrer hubert at
Wed Jan 5 17:19:47 PST 2005

Gregory McGarry asked me to host and advertize this paper for him:

Abstract: ``With the recent releases of NetBSD 2.0 and FreeBSD 5.3 operating 
system, many new and exciting features have been implemented. Both criticism 
and commendation on performance, reliability and scalability have been directed 
towards these releases.

This paper presents a suite of benchmarks and results for comparing the 
performance of these operating systems. The benchmarks target core operating 
system functionality, server scalability and thread implementation. These 
benchmarks are useful server-based criteria for demanding applications such as 
loaded webservers, databases, and voice-over-IP (VoIP) media relays. The 
results indicate that NetBSD has surpassed FreeBSD in performance on nearly 
every benchmark and is poised to grab the title of the best operating system 
for the server environment.''


  - Hubert

NetBSD - Free AND Open!      (And of course secure, portable, yadda yadda)

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