8-Way Linux Distribution Benchmarks On The AMD EPYC 7742 2P Server
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 7 September 2019. Page 5 of 5. 19 Comments

Clear Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 were yielding the best Java performance on this AMD EPYC 7742 2P server.

Debian 10.0 meanwhile led with the Coremark benchmark.

More data via OpenBenchmarking.org.

When taking the geometric mean from the dozens of tests carried out successfully on all eight Linux distributions under test, Intel's Clear Linux was still the fastest distribution tested on this AMD EPYC 7742 2P "Rome" server. Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS came out as much slower than the rest which was a bit of a surprise but likely due to its older GCC compiler as well as GNU C Library and other dated bits for the most part. openSUSE Leap 15.1 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 overall were aligned with the other Linux distributions though they stand out as the other key performers on this AMD EPYC server. When looking at straight first place finishes, Clear Linux won 36% of the time in this eight-way Linux OS benchmark comparison followed by openSUSE Leap 15.1 in second with wins 19% of the time followed by Debian 10.0 with wins 12% of the time. The remaining distributions had wins 10% or less of the time each. The distributions with the most last place finishes were Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS 27% of the time and Fedora 31 lost 21% of the time of the 66 tests counted.


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