AlmaLinux 9 Running Well, Performance On Par With RHEL 9.0

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 15 June 2022. Page 2 of 2. 19 Comments

To verify nothing funky, I did run some benchmarks on an AMD EPYC 7773X 2P server with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.0 and then cleanly installed with AlmaLinux 9.0. No performance differences are expected considering AlmaLinux 9.0 is built from the same sources as RHEL 9.0.

Linux Servers AlmaLinux vs. RHEL 9.0

143 different benchmarks were run on this AMD Milan-X server on both Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.0 and AlmaLinux 9.0....

Linux Servers AlmaLinux vs. RHEL 9.0

As expected, the performance is the same.

Linux Servers AlmaLinux vs. RHEL 9.0

In only a handful of tests was there even any measurable difference and in those cases were still slim differences and likely coming down to noise. Those wanting to look at all of these "boring" benchmarks in full can do so via this result page. But long story short, the testing on this high-end AMD server showed the AlmaLinux 9.0 performance to be right on-par with RHEL 9.0 as would be anticipated.

So no performance or functionality issues I've encountered thus far with AlmaLinux 9.0 on both Intel and AMD servers. Those wishing to learn more about this "Free Linux OS for the community, by the community" can learn more and access the free downloads at Meanwhile Oracle Linux 9 and Rocky Linux 9.0 are also working towards their stable releases that like AlmaLinux 9.0 are also derived from the RHEL 9.0 sources.

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