For C-Ray, one of our favorite multi-threaded CCPU benchmarks, Debian GNU/kFreeBSD and Fedora 17 were the fastest performers -- thanks to GCC 4.7.
Aside from the FreeBSD kernel slowing things down for the Debian Wheezy test candidate, the other operating systems performed about the same for OpenSSL.
Well, there you have a brief look at the performance of Solaris 11 Express against the modern Linux distributions -- plus Debian GNU/kFreeBSD as a little extra. Hopefully that answers some recent Phoronix reader questions about the current Solaris performance relative to Linux. More extensive benchmarks under different platforms are still being carried out for publishing at a later date.
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