The Evolution Of Enterprise Linux Performance
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 8 March 2012. Page 5 of 5. 1 Comment

The NPB tests ended out mixed.

While there isn't much change if comparing the various Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 derivatives, if looking at how the performance has changed over time, that is much more interesting. Scientific Linux 6.2 (RHEL 6.2) is much faster than Scientific Linux 5.7 (RHEL 5.7) for a majority of the tested workloads when tested on multi-core AMD and Intel hardware. It also looks like there will be greater performance coming up too once the changes/packages currently in Fedora end up working their way back into the RHEL code-base, likely for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

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