Preview: Running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 In Amazon's EC2 Cloud
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 26 June 2014. Page 2 of 2. Add A Comment

In using PostMark as a simple, server-like disk benchmark from the Amazon EC2 HVM instances, RHEL 7.0 was the fastest with its use of the XFS file-system by default.

In some of the computational benchmarks, SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP3 was lagging behind but that can likely be explained by its older GCC compiler release that's used by default compared to Ubuntu 14.04 and RHEL 7.0 being on GCC 4.8.2.

SUSE Linux managed to perform really well though for the ebizzy benchmark.

More of these early preview reference benchmarks of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 from the Amazon EC2 cloud can be found on So far I'm very happy with how Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 turned out and seems to be running great with my preliminary testing.

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