OS X 10.11 El Capitan vs. Fedora 23 Linux Performance
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 29 November 2015. Page 3 of 3. 33 Comments

In some of the CPU bound tests, there was little difference in performance between OS X 10.11 and Fedora 23. GCC vs. Clang also didn't spell much of a difference in some of these tests.

Linux was much faster when running the Himeno scientific workload than under Apple's operating system. GCC 5.1.1 was also doing better than Clang 3.7.0.

Clang continues to have the fastest compile times... on Linux.

Clang as shipped by Fedora 23 and Xcode on OS X 10.11.1 doesn't ship with OpenMP support.

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For some tests from earlier in the year you can see OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 15.04 vs. Fedora 21.

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