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Running Intel’s Clear Linux On AMD EPYC Rome? Still Significant Performance Uplift Over Ubuntu

The current AMD EPYC 7742 2P benchmarking that is happening at Phoronix is an interesting Linux/BSD operating system performance comparison. That’s in the works while so far are some Ubuntu and Clear Linux numbers. Yes, Intel’s open-source Clear Linux platform does run fine generally on AMD hardware — including the new AMD “Rome” processors — and generally does still run damn fast. Here is a look at Clear Linux on this 128 core / 256 thread server with Clear Linux against Ubuntu 19.04 as well as the upcoming Ubuntu 19.10.