New Benchmarks Of OpenSolaris, BSD & Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 22 November 2010. Page 6 of 6. Add A Comment

PC-BSD beat out the OpenSolaris test candidates when it came to running the Himeno Poisson Pressure Solver, but Fedora and Ubuntu took the crown.

PC-BSD 8.1 was the leader with the 7-Zip compression benchmark.

PC-BSD 8.1 pulled out another win. This time it was with LZMA compression where it ran in front of the Linux operating systems and well in front of the OpenSolaris alternatives.

There you have it, the performance of the latest OpenSolaris distributions against PC-BSD/FreeBSD and two of the most popular Linux distributions. The Fedora and Ubuntu operating systems won most of the tests, but there were a few leads for PC-BSD while the OpenSolaris operating systems just one won test (Local Adaptive Thresholding via GraphicsMagick) at least for our benchmarking selection and workload. If you are using an OpenSolaris-based operating system hopefully you are not using it for a performance critical environment but rather to take advantage of its technical features like DTrace, ZFS (though that is becoming moot with its availability on PC-BSD/FreeBSD and even Linux), etc.

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