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DragonflyBSD 3.0 Performance Benchmarks

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Published on 13 March 2012 10:49 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD
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Near the end of February marked the release of DragonflyBSD 3.0 with multi-core speed boosts and other improvements, but how does this correlate to performance improvements in our usual open-source benchmarks?

DragonflyBSD 3.0 by default finally switches away from its uni-processor kernel to now the SMP multi-processor kernel. The multi-core DragonflyBSD 3.0 kernel has improved thanks to work on VM system concurrency and locking along with other areas of its kernel. Last year there were benchmarks coming out of the DragonflyBSD camp of huge performance boosts on a 48-core workstationm, while recently I've been doing some tests on hardware with fewer cores.

An extensive set of multi-system DragonflyBSD 3.0 benchmarks is still being conducted, but here's a preview of some early results using a dual AMD Opteron 2384 quad-core workstation.


DragonflyBSD 3.0.1 64-bit was compared to DragonflyBSD 2.10.1 with the SMP kernels. Both DragonflyBSD releases were using a GCC 4.4 series compiler.


With the compiler tests using multiple jobs (16 jobs; twice the number of available CPU cores) on both Dragonfly releases, the new 3.0.1 release was much faster than the previous 2.10.1 release.


While the compilation tests were faster, other heavily multi-threaded tests like C-Ray and 7-Zip compression weren't faster with DragonflyBSD 3.0.1.


Other tests had little in the way of changes with the new DragonflyBSD.


One area that had apparently regressed, at least for this dual-socket AMD workstation with a SATA HDD, was the disk performance. Both DragonflyBSD installations were using the default HAMMER file-system. Under DragonflyBSD 3.0.1, the HAMMER file-system performance was slower. At least though there's the HAMMER2 file-system moving forward.

With the more extensive DragonflyBSD 3.0 benchmarks will also be some numbers against the recently-released FreeBSD 9.0.

Those wanting to try out DragonflyBSD 3.0 can fetch it from DragonflyBSD.org. More DragonflyBSD benchmarks are available from OpenBenchmarking.org.

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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