Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Feb 2009 13:24 UTC, submitted by Michael
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."
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Comment by averycfay
by averycfay on Mon 9th Feb 2009 13:49 UTC
averycfay
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2005-08-29

I'm genuinely surprised at how poorly OpenSolaris did in their tests. It won 1/19 tests and that was java-based. Also, these seem to be somewhat realistic tests unlike the last set of benchmarks posted (how many clicks does it take to install?).

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RE: Comment by averycfay
by dean_fry on Mon 9th Feb 2009 14:15 in reply to "Comment by averycfay"
dean_fry Member since:
2005-07-06

yeah, definitely surprised. I just tested the liveCD and it "felt" a bit sluggish. But I thought it was just the liveCD. Any idea why?! maybe old GCC?

Slowlaris indeed ;) (*no bashing intended!*)

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RE[2]: Comment by averycfay
by pantheraleo on Mon 9th Feb 2009 15:59 in reply to "RE: Comment by averycfay"
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2007-03-07

> Any idea why?! maybe old GCC?

Some of this might very well be a GCC issue.

It would be interesting to see these tests redone using Sun's compiler instead of GCC (which can be installed using ss-dev on OpenSolaris).

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RE[2]: Comment by averycfay
by dvzt on Mon 9th Feb 2009 17:25 in reply to "RE: Comment by averycfay"
dvzt Member since:
2008-10-23

Definitely GCC. Not only it's old, it's also not 'native' to Solaris. GCC is developed and optimized for Linux. (Open)Solaris is built with Sun Studio. These benchmarks are always interresting, too bad this one is kind of spoiled by choosing incorrect compiler.

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RE: Comment by averycfay
by vermaden on Mon 9th Feb 2009 19:09 in reply to "Comment by averycfay"
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RE[2]: Comment by averycfay
by kaiwai on Tue 10th Feb 2009 07:48 in reply to "RE: Comment by averycfay"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06



Thank you for the link but it doesn't change the fact that the GCC included with OpenSolaris needs to be upgraded immediately - and it should have been done years ago. This has been a known problem in Solaris and yet no one can be bothered sorting it out.

Why hasn't Sun got its act together and updated its GCC bundled with Solaris? its been a known issue for year - it isn't as though it something that has cropped up recently. They wonder why people keep going back to Linux from Solaris - the issues are right in their face, too bad they ignore then in favour of blaming the boogyman.

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