On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 10:54:48AM -0500, Dan wrote: > Wojciech Puchar([EMAIL PROTECTED])@2008.11.18 16:51:16 +0100: > >> > >> Have you used, erm... Linux? Both Linux and FreeBSD run pretty much at > >> hardware level. You benchmark either, you'll get very close results in > > > > for benchmarks doing same thing over and over, or same thing in parallel > > linux can even be better. > > > > but try running many different tasks in parallel under linux. FreeBSD > > flies, while linux chokes. > > Can you point out some places on the web that confirm this? >
I can't point this out between Linux and FreeBSD, but back a few years ago, when I was involved in benchmarking high performance systems for purchase here, we found this to often be the case. Some systems just screamed on certain very parallel tasks, but practically came to a halt when a mix of tasks were run or even when trying to edit a script while things were running. Others were slightly less hot on the highly specialized tasks, but did well - much better - on the mix. We chose the system that handled the mix - which ran a BSD UNIX by the way, although a proprietary version as did most back then. Anyway, so, even though I haven't compared FreeBSD and Linux, I am not surprised to hear someone say there is this sort of difference. It is possible. Someone might investigate further and put out some verifiable numbers. ////jerry > > > > that's why i don't like benchmarks. > > > > _______________________________________________ > > email@example.com mailing list > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"