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AMD Shanghai Opteron: Linux vs. OpenSolaris Benchmarks

Michael Larabel

Published on 9 February 2009
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 8 of 8 - 106 Comments

While OpenSolaris on this eight-core AMD system was faster at the Java-powered Bork File Encrypter test, it receded when it came to Java SciMark 2.0. Java SciMark 2.0 showed that Ubuntu 9.04 had the best FFT, Monte Carlo, and Composite performance while Ubuntu 8.10 had the best Successive Over Relaxation number.

Back in November we delivered Ubuntu vs. OpenSolaris vs. FreeBSD benchmarks using the Phoronix Test Suite. That test system was using the older AMD Barcelona processors, but there it showed OpenSolaris delivering weak performance as well in tests not utilizing Sun's Java stack. Of the 19 tests carried out today, OpenSolaris 2008.11 had just won one of them. In the rest of the tests, the fight was usually competitive between Ubuntu 8.10 and Ubuntu 9.04 for the winning spot. In the end, Ubuntu 9.04 finished first in nine of the nineteen tests.

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About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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