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Benchmarks Of FreeBSD 8.1 RC2 Against FreeBSD 8.0, Ubuntu Linux

Michael Larabel

Published on 8 July 2010
Written by Michael Larabel
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With 32 threads of 64MB writes using the Threaded I/O Tester, Ubuntu 10.10 was over 50% faster than FreeBSD 8.0 and FreeBSD 8.1 RC2.

Switching to random writes but sticking with 32 threads of 64MB, Ubuntu 10.10 with the EXT4 file-system was over twice as fast as FreeBSD running UFS.

While the development snapshot of Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" was faster than FreeBSD in a majority of the tests, it's good to see that in a few tests there were some small speed-ups for FreeBSD 8.1 compared to last year's FreeBSD 8.0. However, FreeBSD 8.1 is not as significant of an update was FreeBSD 8.0 was when compared to FreeBSD 7, so these results are not too surprising. Stay tuned for the official release of FreeBSD 8.1 that is likely to come later in the month.

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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