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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 Beta 2 Benchmarks Against Ubuntu, CentOS, openSUSE

Michael Larabel

Published on 7 July 2010
Written by Michael Larabel
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The Blowfish encryption performance measured in John The Ripper was very close between Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, openSUSE 11.3 RC2, and RHEL 6.0 Beta 2 while CentOS 5.5 and its older kernel had fallen behind.

The IS.C test within NASA's NAS Parallel Benchmarks were close between Ubuntu, CentOS, and openSUSE but RHEL 6.0 Beta 2 had lost out.

The TCP loopback network performance test would not work on openSUSE, but Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 Beta 2 was the fastest with its network performance when compared to Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and CentOS 5.5.

Well, out of these eleven tests, openSUSE 11.3 RC2 was the fastest five times while Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 Beta 2 was just fastest with the LZMA compression and loopback TCP network performance. CentOS 5.5 had secured three first place finishes and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS had just two wins against this benchmarking foursome. Of course, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is still in beta and is not expected to be finalized until the end of this year, so debugging code and other ongoing work may be making it run marginally slower right now, but we will be back with more Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 benchmarks as soon as new test versions are available.

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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