Amazon Linux 2 Benchmarks, 6-Way Linux OS EC2 Compute Cloud Comparison

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 15 December 2017. Page 3 of 6. Add A Comment
m4.4xlarge Amazon EC2 Cloud Benchmarks - December 2017

In the Himeno pressure solver benchmark, Amazon Linux 2 remained measurably faster than the older Amazon Linux AMI and was slightly faster than Clear Linux.

m4.4xlarge Amazon EC2 Cloud Benchmarks - December 2017

With the timed code compilation workloads, the Linux distributions with the older GCC compiler stacks were understandably the fastest.

m4.4xlarge Amazon EC2 Cloud Benchmarks - December 2017

Surprisingly, even in the Gzip compression benchmark, Clear Linux's vast performance tuning and optimizations pay off with it being significantly faster than the five other Linux distributions benchmarked.

m4.4xlarge Amazon EC2 Cloud Benchmarks - December 2017
m4.4xlarge Amazon EC2 Cloud Benchmarks - December 2017

Clear Linux also squeezed by the other Linux distributions to yield the fastest times for FLAC and MP3 audio encoding performance. We are seeing Amazon Linux 2 still generally offering noticeably better performance than their previous release.


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