Is The Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux Faster Than Other Distributions?

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 1 October 2015 at 09:27 AM EDT. 18 Comments
Yesterday I published the results of a 6-way Linux distribution performance comparison but not part of that original article were any Gentoo Linux results. However, with Calculate Linux 15 having been released yesterday and is a well known Gentoo derivative, I decided to run some extra benchmarks.

Calculate Linux 15 has the Linux 3.18 kernel, KDE 4.14.12, Mesa 10.3.7, GCC 4.8.5, LLVM 3.5.0, and X.Org Server 1.16.4 by default on an EXT4 file-system. Calculate Linux 15 was tested on the same Intel Haswell Xeon + AMD FirePro system as used in the other Linux distributions, of course.

All benchmarks were carried out via the open-source Phoronix Test Suite benchmarking software.

If you want to see all of the benchmark results from this Calculate Linux addition, go visit this result file.
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