A Look At The Windows 10 October 2018 Update Performance With WSL
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 12 October 2018. Page 4 of 4. 9 Comments

Clear Linux and its optimizations allowed for faster Zstd compression performance.

The Blender rendering performance was effectively the same speed as Ubuntu itself while Clear Linux was a few seconds faster.

The Python performance in WSL was also acceptable.

The PHP performance did clock in as slower than Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, which in turn was much slower than the optimized PHP found on Clear Linux.

The WSL performance with the BRL-CAD benchmark was the same as on Ubuntu itself and another small lead in favor of Clear Linux.

In the I/O tests under Windows Subsystem for Linux with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update there were some small improvements to note, but still significantly more work is needed by Microsoft to get the WSL I/O performance even remotely close to the Linux storage performance. Outside of the I/O workloads, the WSL performance was largely unchanged -- but generally speaking the WSL performance in these CPU/system benchmarks tend to be quite close to Ubuntu 18.04 itself.


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