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AMD Shanghai Opteron: Linux vs. OpenSolaris Benchmarks

Feb 10, 2009, 15:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

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"To recap the Ubuntu 8.10 packages, it ships with the Linux 2.6.27 kernel, GNOME 2.24.1, X Server 1.5.2, GCC 4.3.2, and was using the EXT3 file-system. Our build of Ubuntu 9.04 was depending upon the Linux 2.6.28 kernel, GNOME 2.25.5, X Server 1.6.0 RC 1, GCC 4.3.3, and we opted to use the EXT4 file-system. OpenSolaris 2008.11 is based upon Solaris Nevada Build 101b, uses the 5.11 kernel with X Server 1.3, GCC 3.4.3, and the ZFS file-system. During all operating system testing we were using the NVIDIA 180.22 display driver.

"All tests on Ubuntu Linux and OpenSolaris were run through the Phoronix Test Suite. The tests we chose to run that were compatible with both Linux and OpenSolaris were LAME MP3 encoding, Ogg encoding, timed PHP compilation, 7-Zip compression, Gzip compression, GnuPG, OpenSSL, GraphicsMagick, BYTE Unix Benchmark, SQLite, Sunflow Rendering System, Bork File Encrypter, and Java SciMark."

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