FreeBSD 7.1 BETA 2 vs Opensolaris vs Ubuntu performance

Mike Tancsa mike at
Mon Nov 24 13:07:23 PST 2008

At 03:28 PM 11/24/2008, Steven Hartland wrote:
>Was interesting until I saw this:-
>"However, it's important to reiterate that all three operating 
>systems were left in their stock configurations and that no 
>additional tweaking had occurred."

They all seem to be fairly close in the majority of tests.

In the conclusion they write, "In our LAME MP3 encoding test, Ubuntu 
8.10 was the fastest followed by FreeBSD 7.1".... One needs to 
consider, the difference was 2%... Thats hardly anything to get 
excited about, especially if that difference can be accounted for by 
how much priority the scheduler gives to a userland app vs what the 
system is doing etc....

Also, it would have been interesting to see more multithreaded work 
loads.  A lot of the apps they tested seemed to be single threaded, 
doing one job.


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