FreeBSD/PC-BSD 9.1 Benchmarked Against Linux, Solaris, BSD

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 19 December 2012 at 03:00 AM EST.

While FreeBSD 9.1 has yet to be officially released, the FreeBSD-based PC-BSD 9.1 "Isotope" release has already been made available this month. In this article are performance benchmarks comparing the 64-bit release of PC-BSD 9.1 against DragonFlyBSD 3.0.3, Oracle Solaris Express 11.1, CentOS 6.3, Ubuntu 12.10, and a development snapshot of Ubuntu 13.04.

Unfortunately in this article are not benchmarks of PC-BSD/FreeBSD 9.0 or 8.2 because the high-end Intel system being used for this cross-OS benchmarking had encountered problems when booting the earlier installer media due to FreeBSD kernel problems. A PC-BSD/FreeBSD comparison of the different releases will come at a later date.

FreeBSD 9.1 vs. Linux vs. BSD Benchmarks

The same Intel Core i7 3960X "Extreme Edition" system was used throughout the benchmarking process of PC-BSD/FreeBSD, DragonFlyBSD, Solaris Express, CentOS, and Ubuntu Linux. The stock settings were used on each of the platforms and the 64-bit images were used of each operating system.

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