New Phoronix performance benchmarks between some Linuxes and *BSDs

Adrian Chadd adrian at
Tue May 28 09:03:47 UTC 2013

outperform at what?


On 28 May 2013 00:08, O. Hartmann <ohartman at> wrote:
> Phoronix has emitted another of its "famous" performance tests
> comparing different flavours of Linux (their obvious favorite OS):
> It is "impressive, too, to see that PHORONIX did not benchmark the
> gaming performance - this is done exclusively on the Linux
> distributions, I guess in the lack of suitable graphics cards at
> Phronix (although it should be possible to compare the nVidia BLOB
> performance between each system).
> Although I'm not much impressed by the way the benchmarks are
> orchestrated, Phoronix is the only platform known to me providing those
> from time to time benchmarks on most recent available operating systems.
> Also, the bad performance of ZFS compared to to UFS2 seems to have a
> very harsh impact on systems were that memory- and performance-hog ZFS
> isn't really needed.
> Surprised and really disappointing (especially for me personally) is
> the worse performance of the Rodinia benchmark on the BSDs, for what I
> try to have deeper look inside to understand the circumstances of the
> setups and what this scientific benchmark is supposed to do and
> measure.
> But the overall conclusion shown on Phoronix is that what I see at our
> department which utilizes some Linux flavours, Ubuntu 12.01 or Suse and
> in a majority CentOS (older versions), which all outperform the several
> FreeBSd servers I maintain (FreeBSD 9.1-STABLE and FreeBSD
> 10.0-CURRENT, so to end software compared to some older Linux kernels).
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