OpenSolaris 2008.05 vs. OpenSolaris 2008.11 Benchmarks
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 5 December 2008. Page 4 of 4. Add A Comment

Switching the tides again, the Monte Carlo performance in Java SciMark had improved by about 4% with the Java stack found in OpenSolaris 2008.11.

In our eighth and final test for now, the composite performance of Java SciMark was up about 2% over the OpenSolaris 2008.11 release.

While we had just ran a few benchmarks in this article, from the looks of it, the performance level between OpenSolaris 2008.05 and 2008.11 is mostly the same, but there's just a few areas where it was different, which could even be attributed just to the upgraded Sun Java stack for some of the results.

If you would like to run your own benchmarks on OpenSolaris, it's as easy as downloading the Phoronix Test Suite and then running phoronix-test-suite benchmark nevada. The Phoronix Test Suite will take care of analyzing the system, installing the tests, running the benchmarks, and recording the results. If you would like to compare your performance to that of our OpenSolaris 2008.11 installation on the AMD Phenom setup, whether you're running Linux, OpenSolaris, FreeBSD, or Mac OS X, run phoronix-test-suite benchmark michael-30248-16608-16227.

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