How Ubuntu 16.04 Is Performing Compared To Five Other Linux Distributions

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 24 February 2016. Page 2 of 7. 14 Comments

First up are some of the disk/file-system focused results.

With the CompileBench initial create test, Ubuntu 16.04 and Clear Linux 6430 were the front-runners followed immediately by Ubuntu 15.10. Clear Linux and Ubuntu 16.04 were the two distributions using the newest Linux 4.4 stable series.

The CompileBench compile test is not bound by raw disk throughput, but the result was surprising so it was worth sharing. Clear Linux 6430 was much faster than the other five Linux distributions tested, likely due to its use of aggressive default compiler flags for delivering a high-performance experience on Intel hardware.

With the PostMark mail server test, Clear Linux 6430 was the fastest followed by Ubuntu 16.04.

Clear Linux again was the front-runner when it came to the Redis benchmark. This performance advantage again appears to be due to their default compiler flags that are not set by the other Linux distributions by default.

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