Continuing with the disk tests, the NetApp PostMark performance had continually improved with each new Fedora release. There was quite a noticeable jump in performance between Fedora 10 and 11, but with the latest Rawhide code the disk transaction performance has really taken off.
The Dbench performance also improved dramatically in Fedora 11, but it has dropped with Fedora Rawhide though is still well ahead of the speed found in Fedora 9/10.
The OpenMP-based GraphicsMagick test had actually dropped slightly when switching over to Fedora 11/Rawhide, which use GCC 4.4. GraphicsMagick did not build successfully on Fedora 10.
The OpenSSL RSA 4096-bit signing performance was essentially the same across the tested releases.