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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 vs. Oracle, CentOS, Scientific Linux Benchmarks

Michael Larabel

Published on 23 February 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 5 of 5 - 8 Comments

While Oracle Linux 6.2 was not doing as well in the disk tests, when it comes to the NAS Parallel Benchmarks, which are OpenMP-focused and written in Fortran, there was a difference. This time Oracle Linux 6.2 was on top with these NPB tests. This had happened a few times for some of the NPB workloads.

Overall there is not too much to see from this testing. From the range of tests conducted on three distinct systems, across Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Oracle Linux, Scientific Linux, and CentOS there was not much change. There were just a few subtle differences here and there and then the only areas to note beyond that was Oracle Linux struggling with some disk-focused tests. Picking one of the ELs should be more focused upon the support options, maintenance, and other features of their respective offerings.

Stay tuned for more EL 6.2 tests in the coming days.

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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