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Linux 3.19 File-System Tests Of EXT4, Btrfs, XFS & F2FS

For those that may soon be upgrading to the recently released Linux 3.19 kernel, here's some file-system tests comparing EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, and F2FS on a solid-state drive compared to Linux 3.18.
10 February 2015 - 7 Comments

GCC 5 Brings Some Performance Improvements For Intel Broadwell Systems

My latest Intel Broadwell Linux benchmarks are looking at the performance of the in-development GCC 5 compared to GCC 4.9, the current stable release shipped by many Linux distributions throughout 2014.
4 February 2015 - 1 Comment

Intel Broadwell: GCC 4.9 vs. LLVM Clang 3.5 Compiler Benchmarks

Another day, another round of Intel Broadwell Linux benchmarks. Being looked at this morning are some GCC vs. Clang compiler benchmarks for this latest Intel microarchitecture succeeding Haswell.
30 January 2015 - 21 Comments

Linux Compiler Benchmarks Of LLVM Clang 3.5 vs. LLVM Clang 3.6-rc1

The release of LLVM 3.6 is expected next month as a significant step forward to this innovative compiler infrastructure. For those curious how its performance is shaping up, I've carried out some fresh LLVM Clang 3.5 vs. LLVM Clang 3.6-rc1 benchmarks this weekend.
25 January 2015 - 3 Comments

Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 Delivers The Open-Source, Next-Generation Phoromatic

Phoronix Test Suite 5.4-Lipki is released to end out another year of improving open-source and Linux benchmarking. Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 features the next-generation, open-source Phoromatic server and client software.
9 December 2014 - 9 Comments

Linux 3.18 File-System Performance Minimally Changed But Possible Regressions

With the Linux 3.18 development settling down, here's our usual benchmarks of the new kernel when comparing the file-system performance against the previous stable version (Linux 3.17) for EXT4, F2FS, XFS, and Btrfs.
18 November 2014 - 5 Comments

6-Way Ubuntu 14.10 Linux Desktop Benchmarks

In celebration of Ubuntu 14.10's Utopic Unicorn release today, here's some fresh benchmarks of one of the most requested topics: 2D/3D benchmarks of different desktop environments. In this article is a look at six of the popular desktop offerings found in Ubuntu 14.10.
23 October 2014 - 10 Comments

XWayland Linux Gaming Performance With GNOME Wayland On Fedora 21

With this week's Fedora 21 Alpha release delivering the very latest open-source Linux graphics driver code, the newest Wayland code, and the updated GNOME 3.14 desktop with its day-to-day support for Wayland, I've been busy benchmarking.
25 September 2014 - 23 Comments

EXT4/Btrfs/XFS/F2FS Benchmarks On Linux 3.17

With the Linux 3.17 kernel due out soon, here's our routine file-system benchmarks we do each kernel cycle to see how the popular Linux file-systems have evolved between kernel releases.
24 September 2014 - 27 Comments

Intel P-State vs. CPUFreq Benchmarks On The i7-5960X

Continuing in our recent CPUFreq vs. P-State scaling driver benchmarks, here's some tests from the eight-core Core i7 5960X Haswell-E system as we test the two CPU frequency scaling drivers and their different governors.
18 September 2014 - 11 Comments

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