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Amazon Linux 2023 Is Running Well, Boosting EC2 Performance Over Amazon Linux 2
For all those leveraging Python in the cloud, the Graviton3 performance was to no surprise enjoying better performance with Amazon Linux 2023's Python 3.9 release. For those relying on the default OS to provide the Python support, Amazon Linux 2023 makes it an easy upgrade from AL2.
Going from Amazon Linux 2 to Amazon Linux 2023 meant much better Python performance for the default Python implementation. Of course, the upstream Python 3.11 released last year has some even greater gains if you don't mind it outside of the official AL confines.
Across more than 40 benchmarks carried out of the Graviton3 c7g.metal instance between Amazon Linux 2 and Amazon Linux 2023, the new release was about 14% faster overall. Though depending upon what workloads you are engaging and stock packages that you rely on, there is the possibility of even larger advantages in moving to Amazon Linux 2023 on EC2. That's my brief look given my limited cloud budget. Those that enjoy such tests, consider joining Phoronix Premium or at least disabling your ad-blocker when viewing the site.
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