OpenSUSE Leap 15.1 Beta Is Running Well - Benchmarks On AMD EPYC Workstation

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 23 February 2019. Page 3 of 3. 10 Comments

Fortunately, even with the current beta state of openSUSE Leap 15.1, none of the benchmarks ran on this AMD EPYC system have seen any real regressions compared to 15.0.

In cases where Tumbleweed wins, it's generally in the workloads benefiting from newer software releases, such as Ruby 2.6 helping the Optcarrot benchmark.

Tumbleweed also has Python 3.7 compared to 3.6 with Leap due to the more conservative nature of Leap/SLES and its enterprise needs.

In the workloads sensitive to kernel changes, the numbers align largely with what we've seen elsewhere from 4.12 era kernels (patched against Spectre/Meltdown) compared to ~4.20 upstream.

When looking at the geometric mean of the tests carried out - 31 in total - so far on the three openSUSE releases with AMD EPYC hardware, Leap actually leads Tumbleweed by a slim margin. It's nice to see Leap 15.1 Beta actually improves that margin ever so slightly and that there haven't been any performance regressions to note in our benchmarks on the hardware tested thus far. Though as the Leap 15 series ages, it's likely Tumbleweed will come out better due to the newer software releases as we see just like with RHEL against Fedora or Debian Stretch against Testing. As the openSUSE Leap 15.1 release approaches in May, I'll be back with more benchmarks on additional systems.

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