Is Arch Linux Really Faster Than Ubuntu?
The Bullet Physics numbers are also not interesting.
The Blowfish performance with John The Ripper was also the same across Arch, Ubuntu Lucid, and Ubuntu Maverick.
There is some fluctuation with the SQLite numbers, which is due to the EXT4 file-system differences between the Linux 2.6.32, 2.6.33, and 2.6.34 kernels.
The Apache server performance fluctuated somewhat between the distributions, which again is likely due to just the EXT4 file-system differences between the recent kernel releases as we have talked about in many articles.