Clear Linux Squeezes More Performance Out Of Intel's Core i9 7960X, 7980XE
Even in fairly straight-forward OpenMP scientific workloads, Clear Linux across all of the systems is able to shave off some time compared to Ubuntu 17.10. Funny enough, in this particular short test, the Threadripper 1950X configuration was the fastest.
Even on AMD hardware, in some configurations Clear Linux can make a positively huge difference.
Clear Linux allowed the Core i9 7980XE to perform much better with the AVX-heavy Himeno pressure solver.
The Stockfish chess engine is also running faster with Intel's own distribution.