Windows 10 WSL vs. Linux Performance For Early 2018
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 22 February 2018. Page 3 of 6. 18 Comments

When running the Crafty chess benchmark, VirtualBox was much slower than Docker and WSL. The WSL performance was right in line with the bare metal performance for Ubuntu and openSUSE.

WSL was doing better than Docker and VirtualBox for the Stockfish chess benchmark.

WSL also continues strong with John The Ripper's benchmark.

The always-interesting test of timing a Linux kernel build.. Docker performed the best relative to the bare metal results with minimal overhead while VirtualBox was shortly behind. Using WSL for compiling the Linux kernel though was by far the longest: it took more than three times as long as the bare metal results to build out the Linux kernel. The compilation speed on Windows 10 WSL is largely limited by the slower I/O.


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