Fedora 21 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Performance Benchmarks
With the official Fedora 21 release due out soon and the release candidate being available this weekend, I ran some basic performance benchmarks comparing the speed of Fedora 21 64-bit to that of Ubuntu 14.10 on an Intel Xeon workstation.
Fedora 21 Workstation was compared to Ubuntu 14.10 using the x86_64 version of each and maintaining the default settings. Fedora 21 is shipping with the Linux 3.17 kernel, GNOME Shell 3.14.2, X.Org Server 1.16.2, Mesa 10.3.3, and GCC 4.9.2. The package versions this time around aren't too far off from the Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn release from back in November with the main change being the use of the Linux 3.16 kernel.
The tests were done with a 20-thread LGA-2011v3 Xeon CPU. All of the benchmarks on Fedora and Ubuntu Linux were carried out via the open-source Phoronix Test Suite.
To see all of the results, head on over to OpenBenchmarking.org. In the coming days I'll have a proper, multi-system comparison of various Linux distributions in a featured-length article on Phoronix.