Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Mar 2008 10:05 UTC, submitted by Chezz
FreeBSD "Since the conclusion of the SMPng project, the focus of SMP development in FreeBSD has shifted from deploying locking infrastructure to careful profiling and optimization of kernel SMP strategies for increased performance on common workloads. FreeBSD 7.0 was the first release to benefit from this optimization work." The status of this work includes MySQL workload benchmarks and memory allocator performance in the new FreeBSD 8 branch. Also, here is a recent presentation showing FreeBSD compared to several other operating systems like NetBSD, DrangonFly, Solaris, and Linux.
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Nice sales brochure
by sbergman27 on Tue 11th Mar 2008 11:39 UTC
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Also, here is a recent presentation showing FreeBSD compared to several other operating systems

They certainly seem intent upon proving that FreeBSD is faster than Linux. Can't say as I blame them given how poorly FreeBSD has performed in the past. But the problem with trying to do that with benchmarks is that other people can run benchmarks right back at you:

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/npiggin/sysbench/

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