1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 Benchmarks With Early Fedora 13 Numbers

Michael Larabel

Published on 15 January 2010
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 7 - 5 Comments

With Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 having made it out yesterday, we couldn't resist but to run some new benchmarks of the Lucid Lynx after our original tests last month found Ubuntu 10.04 was off to a poor performance start. In some areas the performance of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 2 remains lower than in Ubuntu 9.10 -- largely due to performance regressions upstream in the Linux kernel -- but we have also included some very early performance numbers from Fedora 13.

While Ubuntu's Lucid Lynx has already had two development releases, Red Hat has not yet put out any development releases for Fedora 13. The first and only alpha release of Fedora 13 is planned for the middle of February while a beta release will come at the start of April and then the final release will enter the world towards the middle of May, assuming there are no delays. With that said, Fedora 13 is still heavily in development and will certainly change a lot between now and then (especially with how closely they follow some packages and their upstream involvement), but we have included benchmark numbers from the 2010-01-13 nightly compose desktop image of Fedora Rawhide. Beyond being an early snapshot of Fedora 13, Red Hat enables numerous debugging options within their Rawhide kernel and other packages that are then disabled prior to the official release. These debugging options can impair the system's performance, but as with all Fedora and Ubuntu releases, we will be back with many more benchmarks throughout the development cycle. These Fedora 13 numbers should just be looked at for reference purposes.

We used the 64-bit versions of Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 and Fedora 13 (2010-01-13), which were compared to the stable version of Ubuntu 9.10 (x86_64). Ubuntu 9.10 uses the Linux 2.6.31 kernel, GNOME 2.28.1, X Server 1.6.4, and GCC 4.4.1. Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 ups the package versions to the Linux 2.6.32 kernel, GNOME 2.29.4, X Server 1.7.4 RC2, and GCC 4.4.3. Our January 13 Rawhide snapshot contained the Linux 2.6.32 kernel, GNOME 2.29.4, X Server 1.7.3, and GCC 4.4.2. Both Ubuntu and Fedora use the EXT4 file-system by default and all three distributions were tested with their default settings and options. The NVIDIA 190.53 display driver was installed on Ubuntu and Fedora to provide 3D acceleration support for the NVIDIA Quadro graphics hardware that was used during testing.

The hardware used for testing was a Lenovo ThinkPad T61 notebook with an Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 processor, 4GB of system memory, a 100GB Hitachi HTS72201 hard drive, and a NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M 512MB graphics processor. The Phoronix Test Suite software was used for carrying out all of these tests autonomously and in a fully repeatable manner. The test profiles included Lightsmark, Nexuiz, World of Padman, 1080p H.264 video playback, Apache, PostgreSQL, C-Ray, 7-Zip, x264, IOzone, PostMark, Threaded I/O Tester, John The Ripper, Gcrypt, GnuPG, and our custom battery-power-usage test.

On the following pages are our benchmarks comparing Ubuntu 9.10, Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2, and the very early look at the Fedora 13 performance.

A Message From Test-King: Just go through testking JN0-304 questions and testking JN0-522 answers to prepare and pass real exam. Also download latest testking NS0-153 dumps for next exam.

<< Previous Page
1
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Even With Re-Clocking, Nouveau Remains Behind NVIDIA's Proprietary Linux Driver
  2. The Power Consumption & Efficiency Of Open-Source GPU Drivers
  3. AMD R600g/RadeonSI Performance On Linux 3.16 With Mesa 10.3-devel
  4. Intel Pentium G3258 On Linux
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Updated Source Engine Benchmarks On The Latest AMD/NVIDIA Linux Drivers
  2. Nouveau vs. Radeon vs. Intel Tests On Linux 3.16, Mesa 10.3-devel
  3. KVM Benchmarks On Ubuntu 14.10
  4. X.Org Server 1.16 Officially Released With Terrific Features
Latest Linux News
  1. GStreamer VA-API Plug-In Update Adds New Features
  2. Qt 5.4 Going Into Feature Freeze Next Week With Exciting Changes
  3. OpenSUSE Factory Turns Into Rolling Release Distribution
  4. "The World's Most Highly-Assured OS" Kernel Open-Sourced
  5. NVIDIA Is Working Towards VDPAU H.265/HEVC Support
  6. Hawaii Bug-Fixes Start Hitting Mainline RadeonSI Gallium3D
  7. The FFmpeg vs. Libav War Continues In Debian Land
  8. Grand Theft Auto Running On Direct3D Natively On Linux Shows Gallium3D Potential
  9. GCC As A Just-In Time Compiler Is An Interesting Project
  10. Age Of Wonders III Is Still Being Ported To Linux
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Linus Torvalds On GCC 4.9: Pure & Utter Crap
  2. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  3. Debian + radeonsi
  4. Open-source drivers on ATI R7 260X
  5. List of Linux friendly Kickstarter projects
  6. Porting Mesa to the Playstation 2
  7. ASRock AM1H-ITX: One Of The Best AM1 Mini-ITX Motherboards
  8. Table test