Ubuntu 18.04 Versus Six Other Linux Distributions On AMD EPYC
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 15 March 2018. Page 4 of 4. 12 Comments

As well as with FFmpeg video encoding, Clear Linux was the fastest followed by Fedora Workstation 27 while Manjaro 17.1.6 was notably slower than the rest.

With the Redis server performance, Clear Linux dominates as we have seen happen on other systems too where it's delivering much speedier results for this NoSQL platform.

Complementing the Numpy results from earlier is also the Python PyBench. Clear Linux again was the fastest here followed by Manjaro and then the others.

Clear Linux also yielded the fastest performance for the PHP language benchmark while Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with its older PHP release was much slower than the other tested operating systems.

Of the 33 benchmarks ran on this AMD EPYC 7551 + Gigabyte system backed by Samsung 960 EVO SSD storage, Clear Linux 21260 came in first place 20 of the times followed by Ubuntu 16.04 LTS six of the times and then the new Ubuntu 18.04 LTS won three times. The rest of the distributions each won once as tested in their default / out-of-the-box / factory configuration. When it came to losses, Manjaro 17.1.6 was losing most often with finishing in last 10 times and then Debian Testing with seven finishes in last and Debian Testing with six losses.

As the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS release approaches at the end of April, a greater variety of tests on different systems with different test focuses will be carried out on Phoronix. In general, not just about the data in this article, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is doing better than Ubuntu 16.04 LTS performance-wise particularly for the updated open-source graphics driver support (obviously), the overall system performance can be faster depending upon the hardware, and newer hardware especially favors the Bionic Beaver due to the newer kernel and compiler.

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