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8-Way Linux Distribution Comparison On A Dual Xeon Scalable Gold Server
With the MAFFT molecular biology test, Clear Linux was the fastest followed by openSUSE while CentOS 7 was much slower than the others.
Clear Linux takes the crown again, this time with Numpy and its optimized Python implementation while the enterprise-grade openSUSE Leap and CentOS 7 on their older software stacks are much slower out-of-the-box.
Several Linux distributions are out in front with John The Ripper's Blowfish cryptography test.
While for those interested in video encoding, Clear Linux's aggressive optimizations once again lead it to the best performance on this dual Xeon Gold Server when running x264.
There wasn't any measurable difference across the tested platforms with the Himeno Pressure Solver.