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PC Magazine UK: PC Magazine Labs report [Win2k vs. NT 4 vs. Red Hat 6.1]

Jul 14, 2000, 14:37 (26 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to gene smith for this link. ]

"We tested Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Windows NT Server 4.0 and Red Hat Linux 6.1 Professional using Ziff-Davis's ServerBench 4.1 suite. ServerBench measures a server's performance when used as an application server utilising a client/server model. All three operating systems reached a similar peak in performance."

"At a glance

  • Peak performance for Windows 2000 Server, NT Server 4.0 and Linux 6.1
  • Professional is roughly equal at around 520 transactions per second (TPS) in our ServerBench test.
  • While both Microsoft operating systems manage to sustain performance right up to the 48-client limit of our test network, Linux 6.1 Professional showed a steep dip once 24 clients were added.
  • Linux 6.1 Professional achieved a 69 per cent better performance than Windows 2000 Server with a single client connected.
  • Linux 6.1 Professional performed badly out of the box, but performance can be tweaked to match that of Windows."
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