Fedora came back for a first place finish with NASA's NAS Parallel Benchmarks where in the MG test of class B its performance was better by 5%.
Ending out this round of initial tests, the PostMark performance was found to be 29% better with Ubuntu 9.10 over Fedora 12 RC.
In many of the tests Ubuntu 9.10 had carried the lead -- both by small and large margins -- but the Karmic Koala had stumbled when it came to the OpenGL performance, PostgreSQL, and NASA NPB. Of those areas, the OpenGL performance is the most intriguing with such a dramatic difference when using the same exact graphics driver from NVIDIA, which we will continue to explore and run other OpenGL tests available through the Phoronix Test Suite. To reiterate, both Ubuntu 9.10 and Fedora 12 RC were left in their stock configurations during our testing process. Once Fedora 12 final has been officially release we will likely be back with more test results.
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