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Re: [SLE] Suse vs RH
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 00:00:56 +0200
  • Message-id: <200505130000.56741.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 12 May 2005 18:54, Matthew Stringer wrote:
> Hi,
> I posted on here last month that a client of mine wished to benchmark Suse
> 9.1/SEL9 Vs Red Hat ES4.
> We ran 6 identical 64 bit machines load ballenced running a high volume
> website with Apache and Informix.
> The Suse boxes outstripped the Red Hat ones by 2-1; the response time is
> almost twice as quick and the CPU/MEM usage is much lower.
> Both boxes were exactly the same spec running linux built with the same
> packages and configs.
> I would have thought that they would have been almost exactly the same. Can
> anyone explain why there would be such a difference?
> I've always waved the Suse flag but this is ridiculous!

It does sound like a big difference.

Is it possible for you to post the configurations of the systems somewhere?
And the testing methodology you used?

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