Scientific Linux 6.6 vs. Scientific Linux 7.0 Benchmarks

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 21 November 2014 at 08:03 AM EST. 1 Comment
Scientific Linux 6.6 vs. Scientific Linux 7.0, which of these Red Hat Enterprise Linux derived distributions are faster? Here's some benchmark results from a ten-core Xeon system.

Our latest Linux distribution benchmarks for your viewing pleasure are of Scientific Linux 6.6 (Linux 2.6.32, Mesa 10.1.2, GCC 4.4.7, EXT4) compared to stock Scientific Linux 7.0 (Linux 3.10, Mesa 9.2.5, GCC 4.8.2, XFS). The stock settings were used during testing, which also includes P-State Powersave being used as the CPU scaling driver on SL7 compared to CPUFreq Ondemand with SL6.

The tests were done with an Intel Xeon E5-2687W v3 processor on the MSI X99S SLI PLUS motherboard, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 240GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD, and NVIDIA GeForce GT 740 graphics.
Scientific Linux 7.0 vs. 6.6
Those wishing to analyze all of the result data, etc, head on over to for the results. A larger cross-Linux distribution comparison with more analysis in a multi-page article will be coming up shortly on Phoronix.
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