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PRNewswire: Open Benchmark Confirms Mindcraft's Earlier Study...

Jul 01, 1999, 17:12 (26 Talkback[s])

"In Phase 1 of the Open Benchmark, Mindcraft tuned the Dell PowerEdge 6300/400 server for Linux and Windows NT Server 4.0 just as it did in its second benchmark. In Phase 2, Red Hat engineers tuned Linux, Apache, and Samba to the best of their ability using software that was available at the time of Mindcraft's second Linux benchmark. The Linux results for the four-processor server... confirmed that Mindcraft tuned Linux to achieve its peak performance."

" 'Hopefully, this Open Benchmark will put to rest the unfounded claims of bias in Mindcraft's testing,' said Mindcraft's president, Bruce Weiner. ... We participated in the Open Benchmark at our own expense. We've demonstrated in an open environment with tests audited by an independent party that our second benchmark of Linux and Windows NT Server 4.0 was accurate and that we can tune Linux for peak performance. In addition, we've shown that Linux fails to deliver the same level of performance as Windows NT Server 4.0 on a system without resource constraints,' Weiner said."

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