1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

CentOS 5.4 vs. OpenSuSE 11.2 vs. Ubuntu 9.10 Benchmarks

Michael Larabel

Published on 2 November 2009
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 7 of 7 - 21 Comments

CentOS 5.4 led when it came to the LU.A test in NPB while the number of operations per second was close between OpenSuSE and Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 9.10 with our test system configuration would crash with SPECViewPerf 9, so for these results we only have the numbers from CentOS 5.4 and OpenSuSE 11.2 RC1. With the Ensight test in SPECViewPerf 9.0, CentOS scored 19.79 while OpenSuSE had just 14.63 for its weighted geometric mean.

The results with the Maya SPECViewPerf test were closer, but CentOS 5.4 came out on top again over OpenSuSE 11.2 RC1.

Of the 18 server / workstation oriented benchmarks that were run for this CentOS vs. OpenSuSE vs. Ubuntu mini comparison, CentOS 5.4 ended up winning 11 of these tests. Some of the wins for CentOS were small while others were much larger, due to significant differences such as the use of the EXT3 file-system over EXT4. However, both Ubuntu 9.10 and OpenSuSE 11.2 also had strong wins themselves in different areas. Depending upon what your specific needs are, one of the Linux distributions may be more favorable than the other, so fire up the Phoronix Test Suite and run the tests that are relevant to your requirements to see what would be most favorable for your conditions.

7
Next Page >>
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 .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. 13-Way Low-End GPU Comparison With AMD's AM1 Athlon
  2. ASUS AM1I-A: A Mini-ITX Board For Socketed Kabini APUs
  3. Mini-Box M350: A Simple, Affordable Mini-ITX Case
  4. Overclocking The AMD AM1 Athlon & Sempron APUs
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS vs. 14.04 LTS Cloud Benchmarks
  2. Ubuntu 12.04.4 vs. 13.10 vs. 14.04 LTS Desktop Benchmarks
  3. AMD OpenCL Performance With AM1 Kabini APUs
  4. A Quick Look At GCC 4.9 vs. LLVM Clang 3.5
Latest Linux News
  1. Borderlands Is Being Considered For Linux
  2. Mesa 10.0 & 10.1 Stable Get Updated
  3. Getting Hit By The Variable Performance Of The Public Cloud
  4. Git 2.0 Test Releases Begin With Many Changes
  5. Wine 1.7.17 Works On Its Task Scheduler, C Run-Time
  6. The Improv ARM Board Still Isn't Shipping; Riding A Dead Horse?
  7. Debian To Maintain 6.0 Squeeze As An LTS Release
  8. Wasteland 2 Is Finally Released For Linux Gamers
  9. FreeBSD Advances For ARM, Bhyve, Clang
  10. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" Officially Released
  11. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS vs. 14.04 LTS Server Benchmarks
  12. QEMU 2.0 Released With ARM, x86 Enhancements
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Suggestions about how to make a Radeon HD 7790 work decently?
  2. The GNOME Foundation Is Running Short On Money
  3. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  4. Radeon 8000M problematic on Linux?
  5. Linux Kernel Developers Fed Up With Ridiculous Bugs In Systemd
  6. After Jack Keane, RuseSoft will briing Ankh 3 to Linux through Desura
  7. Suspected PHP Proxy Issue
  8. Change installation destination from home directory