Running The Linux 3.16 Kernel Might Be A Bit Slower On An Ultrabook
For those running an Intel ultrabook, here's some benchmarks using the Linux 3.16 kernel on this portable x86 hardware compared to Linux 3.15. Unfortunately, the results aren't too promising.
As some extra Linux 3.16 kernel benchmarks to share, I used the stable Linux 3.15 and compared it to Linux 3.16 Git on an ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VDA ultrabook running a Core i7 "Ivy Bridge" processor with an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS host.
The benchmark results aren't too interesting, hence just this quick one-page write-up, but might show an overall slowdown. In many of the tests, the Linux 3.16 Git kernel was slightly slower than Linux 3.15 -- from disk tests to Intel HD Graphics to computational workloads.
The results of this early Linux 3.16 testing on an Intel ultrabook can be found within 1406222-KH-LINUX316K47. Once I'm back from Russia and have relocated to the new Phoronix office, I'll be back with more laptop/ultrabook benchmarks of Linux 3.16, but am posting these initial results now in case any Phoronix readers have encountered any minor performance set-backs or other feedback and insight into the Linux 3.16. Overall, Linux 3.16 has many new features.
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