Power Consumption & Efficiency Of The Linux Kernel For The Last Three Years
Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 27 October 2016. Page 3 of 6. 5 Comments

The power use when running FIO disk tests across the span of the last 19 major kernel series.

The past few kernels were a bit rough on the performance-per-Watt but with Linux 4.9 it's back near the top.

With sequential writes, the power efficiency is lower on the newer kernels than Linux 3.11~3.14.

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