Linux 4.6-rc1 Kernel Benchmarks On A Xeon E5 Haswell

Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 28 March 2016 at 05:46 PM EDT. 2 Comments
Here are some of my earliest Linux 4.6 kernel benchmarks out there from a few different subsystems with the tests happening from a Xeon E5 Haswell system with AMD Radeon graphics.

As some tests I was able to get done of Linux 4.6-rc1 prior from being out of the office for a day were some Linux 4.4 vs. 4.5 vs. 4.6-rc1 benchmarks on this aforementioned Intel Xeon + AMD Radeon rig.

There were a few changes in some of the results:

You can see more of these early Linux 4.6 test results via this result file. I'll be back with more benchmark results from other systems and analysis -- along with all of the daily kernel benchmark results -- shortly.

If you aren't yet briefed on Linux 4.6, see our Linux 4.6 kernel feature overview.
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