Windows 10 WSL vs. Docker on Windows 10 vs. Bare Metal Linux Performance

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 1 December 2017 at 10:00 AM EST. Page 4 of 5. 18 Comments.
Linux WSL Docker Comparison
Linux WSL Docker Comparison

Due to the I/O bottleneck on WSL, Docker was much faster when it came to the timed compilation tests. Docker on Windows 10 yielded roughly similar build speeds compared to the bare metal Linux numbers.

Linux WSL Docker Comparison

The C-Ray multi-threaded ray-tracing is quite interesting... Ubuntu on WSL was of similar performance to openSUSE, but when running C-Ray on Ubuntu both with Docker and then the bare metal install, it was significantly slower than openSUSE as well as Clear Linux.

Linux WSL Docker Comparison

The Primesieve prime number benchmark performed roughly the same across all three tested environments.


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