The Ubuntu Linux Performance Over The Past Six Years On An Intel Xeon Server

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 3 October 2018. Page 6 of 6. 8 Comments
2 x Intel Xeon E5540 - Ubuntu 12.10 vs. Ubuntu 18.10

The Python performance improved nicely over the past six years.

2 x Intel Xeon E5540 - Ubuntu 12.10 vs. Ubuntu 18.10

The PHP performance though has improved substantially in the past half-decade thanks to going from PHP5 to PHP7 and still new PHP7 releases enhancing the performance even more.

Well, that's it for now with this interesting look at the Ubuntu 12.10 vs. 18.10 performance on this dual Xeon Nehalem-EP server... It was an interesting look. The SunFire X4170 is now retired from the racks, but will be boxed up for pulling back out down the road for another look at the Linux performance in a few years with the continuously evolving open-source scene.

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