Benchmarks x86 Solaris vs Linux and Solaris 2.6 x86 vs sparc

Benchmarks x86 Solaris vs Linux and Solaris 2.6 x86 vs sparc

Post by Steve Bellen » Mon, 19 Jan 1998 04:00:00

It has been requested that someone try some benchmark comparing:
1. Solaris 2.6 on various hardware (sparc vs x86)
2. Different OS's on the same x86 hardware.

I did both:
Your Mileage May Vary, I make no claims that these benchmarks
say anything important other than for amu*t.

I did two kinds of tests. A numerical test I have been using
for years. And I timed about a 100 source file debug build.

The numerical tests are available, older results are in


1. Evaluation pointers: x86-Solaris vs x86-NT vs SPARC-Solaris

We are trying to come up with a division-wide standard for workstations
(a mix of engineering applications as well as office-productivity apps).
We realize that we will always need high-end UNIX workstations for
visualization, CFD, CAE, etc....this standard is for the middle-of-the
road requirements.  The choice has boiled down to that specified in
the subject line.

Can anybody point me to web pages, ftp-sites, etc where I can find
info  (honest-to-god evaluations, opinions, reports, benchmark results)
on the above subject?  

If you have experiences (maybe opinions as well) please let me know.  This
has the potential of quickly degenerating into a long UNIX-machine vs PC
battle (I'm a long time Sun fan)....BUT I'D LIKE TO FOCUS ON ISSUES LIKE
performance, capability, drawbacks, cost. etc.



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