Ubuntu 20.04 vs. Windows 10 WSL/WSL2 Performance In 170+ Benchmarks

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 24 June 2020 at 09:16 AM EDT.
Threadripper 3970X Ubuntu 20.04 LTS vs. Windows WSL/WSL2
Threadripper 3970X Ubuntu 20.04 LTS vs. Windows WSL/WSL2
Threadripper 3970X Ubuntu 20.04 LTS vs. Windows WSL/WSL2
Threadripper 3970X Ubuntu 20.04 LTS vs. Windows WSL/WSL2
Threadripper 3970X Ubuntu 20.04 LTS vs. Windows WSL/WSL2
Threadripper 3970X Ubuntu 20.04 LTS vs. Windows WSL/WSL2
Threadripper 3970X Ubuntu 20.04 LTS vs. Windows WSL/WSL2
Threadripper 3970X Ubuntu 20.04 LTS vs. Windows WSL/WSL2
Threadripper 3970X Ubuntu 20.04 LTS vs. Windows WSL/WSL2

With the I/O bottleneck of WSL addressed by WSL2, the code compilation speed under WSL2 is nearly the same as that of Ubuntu 20.04 running on the system itself.

Threadripper 3970X Ubuntu 20.04 LTS vs. Windows WSL/WSL2

The Numpy performance was faster on WSL2 than Ubuntu running solely on the system.

Threadripper 3970X Ubuntu 20.04 LTS vs. Windows WSL/WSL2
Threadripper 3970X Ubuntu 20.04 LTS vs. Windows WSL/WSL2
Threadripper 3970X Ubuntu 20.04 LTS vs. Windows WSL/WSL2

WSL2 is running well on both Intel and AMD systems at least from our testing.


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