Amazon Linux 2 Benchmarks, 6-Way Linux OS EC2 Compute Cloud Comparison
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.
With the timed code compilation workloads, the Linux distributions with the older GCC compiler stacks were understandably the fastest.
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.
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.