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Clang'ed FreeBSD: Builds Quicker, Uses Way Less RAM

A FreeBSD developer has carried out a series of performance tests to explore the impact that LLVM/Clang as the default FreeBSD compiler has on FreeBSD 10 in its current form. The Clang compiler performance was compared to GCC 4.2.1 and GCC 4.7.1. Clang mostly comes out ahead of GCC on FreeBSD.

5 September 2012 - Clang Benchmarks - 26 Comments
Apple's Dominative LLVM, Clang Statistics

After sharing GCC development statistics yesterday for this Free Software Foundation code compiler that's amassed to over seven million lines of code in 25 years, here are some development stats surrounding LLVM and the Clang C/C++ compiler.

15 August 2012 - LLVM/Clang - 8 Comments
DragonflyBSD 3.0 vs. Debian GNU/kFreeBSD Wheezy

Continuing from the theme of the tests a few days back benchmarking Wheezy: Debian GNU/kFreeBSD vs. Debian GNU/Linux, here are some new numbers. Here's some brief numbers concerning Debian GNU/kFreeBSD versus DragonflyBSD 3.0.2.

28 June 2012 - Results - 7 Comments
Netflix Open Connect Network: FreeBSD, Not Linux

This week Netflix announced their Open Connect Network as their own open CDN (Content Distribution Network), but rather than using Linux as the base for this open-source platform, they decided to use FreeBSD.

6 June 2012 - Netflix - 50 Comments
NetBSD: Will It Stand As A Light Desktop?

Back in 2009 there was the announcement that there was going to be a new project out of the NetBSD camp aiming for am x86 NetBSD desktop system that would be fairly easy to use. It's been over three years and there hasn't been much work on the NetBSD desktop front, but now there comes word of a new NetBSD "light desktop" effort inspired by the LXDE Ubuntu derivative.

3 June 2012 - NetBSD Light - 13 Comments
Reasons Why You Should Not Use FreeBSD

After a few days ago sharing a list of why you should use FreeBSD as said by FreeBSD developers and community members who use the BSD operating system, here's a list of reasons for why not to use FreeBSD or missing functionality.

2 June 2012 - A List - 89 Comments
Libc++ Has Landed

The LLVM-spawned libc++ standard C++ library has now landed within FreeBSD.

24 May 2012 - LLVM libc++ - 1 Comment
FreeBSD 10 To Use Clang Compiler, Deprecate GCC

As indicated by the Q1-2012 FreeBSD Status Report, LLVM's Clang compiler is quickly replacing GCC for this popular BSD operating system. The developers are also making much progress in a GNU-free C++11 stack. For FreeBSD 10 they're aiming for Clang as the default C/C++ compiler, deprecate GCC, and to have a BSD-licensed C++ stack.

12 May 2012 - Clang Compiler - 93 Comments
FreeBSD Achieved A Lot In Q1'2012

For the first three months of the 2012 calendar year, the FreeBSD project achieved a lot when it came to advancing their open operating system. Here's some of the interesting highlights from their quarterly status report.

12 May 2012 - Quarterly Report - 3 Comments
OpenBSD 5.1 Released

Six months after OpenBSD 5.0 was released, OpenBSD 5.1 is now available with a modest number of changes.

1 May 2012 - OpenBSD 5.1 - 121 Comments
DragonflyBSD 3.0 Performance Benchmarks

Near the end of February marked the release of DragonflyBSD 3.0 with multi-core speed boosts and other improvements, but how does this correlate to performance improvements in our usual open-source benchmarks?

13 March 2012 - DragonflyBSD 3.0 - 2 Comments
DragonFlyBSD 3.0 Released With Multi-Core Boosts

DragonflyBSD 3.0 was released today with major performance improvements for multi-core systems thanks to the recent VM SMP work, plus file-system performance improvements for HAMMER, and many other changes.

22 February 2012 - VM SMP Work - 4 Comments
FreeBSD Made Much Progress Last Quarter

The FreeBSD project has published their quarterly report outlining some of the advancements made by this leading BSD operating system in the last quarter of 2011. A lot of progress was made, but still there's some work left to be accomplished.

31 January 2012 - Q4'2011 - Add A Comment
UFS vs. ZFS File-System Performance On FreeBSD 9.0

Back in January I posted some ZFS, HAMMER, and Btrfs file-system benchmarks and in July of last year FreeBSD ZFS benchmarks, but for those wanting a new look at the ZFS file-system under FreeBSD 9.0, here are some updated numbers.

12 December 2011 - Benchmarks - 3 Comments

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