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

GROMACS is one of the other real-world tests seeing a big performance penalty on WSL2 compared to WSL1.

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

Meanwhile Redis on WSL2 was just as fast on bare metal Ubuntu Linux compared to the big overhead of WSL1.

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

Ctx_clock shows similar context switching time between Ubuntu 20.04 and WSL2.


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