Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 24th Oct 2006 04:33 UTC, submitted by mcsimpson
Benchmarks A benchmarking comparison of Solaris 10 and Windows XP (64bit) running on a Sun Ultra 20 M2 Dual Core Opteron 1210 workstation. "Overall, I'm pleased with the performance of the Sun Ultra 20 M2. While this model (with an Opteron 1210) isn't quite as fast as a low-end Mac Pro, it's less than half the price of a low-end Mac Pro. Models equipped with faster Opterons (like the Opteron 1218) will certainly be more competitive when it comes to performance."
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japh
Member since:
2005-11-11

If they wanted to test just operating systems, they could have used gcc as well. Hopefully that would be showing the differences in OS better.

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KevinM Member since:
2005-07-08

>> If they wanted to test just operating systems, they could have used gcc as well.

Would they? I think they would be benchmarkiong the gcc implementation as much as the underlying OS.

Edited 2006-10-24 09:02

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falemagn Member since:
2005-07-06

> Would they? I think they would be benchmarkiong the gcc
> implementation as much as the underlying OS.

Given the processor is the same, there'd be no difference whatsoever in the generated code between the two platforms.

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drdoug Member since:
2006-04-30

If they wanted to test just operating systems, they could have used gcc as well. Hopefully that would be showing the differences in OS better.

Why, does gcc do something magical because it is GPL? I don't how gcc will help. It will just compile slower code.

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TomB7 Member since:
2006-01-03

They should use GCC for a true OS speed comparison. The benchmarks they record are clearly screwed up; they make Windows look way faster than it actually is. I can't imagine that Sun has let Solaris wither away THAT much.

Edited 2006-10-24 12:42

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