Ubuntu 12.04 Is ARM-ing Up For Better Performance
When kicking things off with the simple Apache static web-server test, the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS snapshot boosts the performance immensely compared to the Ubuntu 11.10 installation. The performance on Ubuntu Precise is up over 44% for the OMAP4660 development board in less than six months.
While Apache is up, the CacheBench write test seems to have suffered from a performance regression in Precise.
The read and read/modify/write tests within CacheBench were unchanged between Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04, but only was the write performance directly impacted.
The C-Ray ray-tracing test -- a Phoronix favorite -- unfortunately has not changed much in Ubuntu 12.04 as of yet.