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Mindcraft Retest Shows Linux Progress

Jun 28, 1999, 00:14 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Kegel)


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Thanks to Dan Kegel for this link.

I've updated my writeup of the new Mindcraft results; see http://www.kegel.com/mindcraft_redux.html. In particular, I now do a side by side comparison of the performance graphs from April and from June. It's clear there have been improvements in Linux/apache performance under light load; it no longer lags behind NT/IIS there. And under heavy load, there have been vast improvements.

I suspect the improvements are half due to better tuning, half due to kernel fixes.

The test showed clearly that Linux needs further improvements to handle the 4 NIC * Quad SMP case. Zach says these improvements are currently being added to 2.3.