rwatson at FreeBSD.org
Wed Nov 26 09:36:02 GMT 2008
On Wed, 26 Nov 2008, O'Connor, Kevin wrote:
> It’s not often these days we see FreeBSD tested against Linux and Solaris so
> I thought this might be of interest (Also the list is a bit quiet so I
> didn’t think people would mind the noise)
> I’m not sure I agree with the test methodology but we don’t come out to
I would hesitate to use the word "methodology" to describe any performance
measurement that doesn't mention the employment of statisics in analyzing the
results :-). A useful starting point would be to have them run each of those
tests multiple times and see how the distributions of results compare instead
of the results of a single run, since experience suggess that there can be
significant variation between runs for some of these benchmarks and that
simple comparison of mean performance for a single run can be misleading. Not
that I object to good FreeBSD performance results, of course :-).
Robert N M Watson
University of Cambridge
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