AMD Shanghai Opteron: Linux vs. OpenSolaris Benchmarks
Phoronix: AMD Shanghai Opteron: Linux vs. OpenSolaris Benchmarks
In January we published a review of the AMD Shanghai Opteron CPUs on Linux when we looked at four of the Opteron 2384 models. The performance of these 45nm quad-core workstation/server processors were great when compared to the earlier AMD Barcelona processors on Ubuntu Linux, but how is their performance when running Sun's OpenSolaris operating system? Up for viewing today are dual AMD Shanghai benchmarks when running OpenSolaris 2008.11, Ubuntu 8.10, and a daily build of the forthcoming Ubuntu 9.04 release.
Ubuntu Linux whoops some Solaris behind
If I were Sun I would be ashamed. Not just because Ubuntu Linux beats them in every single test except Bork, but because they're still wasting their resources (ie. shareholder's money) by continuing to develop OpenSolaris. Sun should just license it GPLv2 and work to port the best features (ZFS and DTrace) to Linux.