15-Way Linux OS Comparison Shows Mixed High-Performing Linux Distributions
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 9 March 2016. Page 3 of 10. 29 Comments

First up are a few of the disk benchmarks.

Coming in as the fastest for a basic SQLite benchmark was Alpine Linux followed by Void Linux, two of the more niche Linux distributions that we haven't tested in past comparisons but now have out of user interest. Intel's Clear Linux ships with some aggressive compiler flags by default, but even then, its performance fell behind Alpine and Void along with Debian/Ubuntu. The slowest distributions tested were KaOS and CentOS 7.

With the initial create test of Compile Bench that isn't bound to the throughput of the disk saw Clear Linux in first followed by Debian 8.2 and testing, which was then followed by Void and Alpine.

With the PostMark disk benchmark that isn't the best test and limited by fsync performance saw Clear Linux come out on top followed by the Arch-based Antergos and Debian testing. CentOS 7 remained in last place.


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