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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 vs. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Michael Larabel

Published on 29 February 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
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The Apache web-server was much faster with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS than Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 for this very simple static web-server test profile.

For the NAS Parallel Benchmarks, the newer GCC 4.6 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS appeared to be at an advantage for these multi-threaded Fortran-written tests by NASA.

At least for these three basic test systems, there is not a huge performance difference between Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Stay tuned for more tests as the official release of the Precise Pangolin nears, including benchmarks from Amazon's cloud and other areas.

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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