FreeBSD 7.1 BETA 2 vs Opensolaris vs Ubuntu performance

Roman Divacky rdivacky at
Tue Nov 25 10:00:08 PST 2008

On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 12:08:27PM +0100, Ivan Voras wrote:
> Steven Hartland wrote:
> >
> > 
> > Was interesting until I saw this:-
> > 
> The results seem well within expectations, for the sort of benchmarks
> they did: there is little difference between the systems. Depending on
> the details of how they did the benchmarks and how they processed the
> results (if at all), the results can even be within the margin of error
> (i.e. useless for mutual comparison except to show the systems are all
> very similar).
> The benchmarks they did are mostly focused on number crunching and do
> not even touch the area of system scalability to multiple CPUs, which
> could have been easily done but they chose not to. Number crunching is a
> bad choice for system scalability measure because down to the metal, all
> systems use similar compilers and there's nothing the OS can do to

I believe most of the synthetic numbers (mp3 encoding etc.) difference
comes from the different version of gcc the different OS uses...

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