Performance of fedora 30

Fedora 30 showed a poor result vs other distro, like Ubuntu 19:04. This draws my attention from the whole work done by the core team of developers, however, this is very relevant for the end user.

Silverblue would have different results when focused only on Workstation?

The results arguably aren’t poor, just “good” vs “great”. That being said there are quite a few things that can cause differences across distros, so these types of comparisons are going to fluctuate a lot over time. Most notably would be stuff like security-related compile options, Fedora shipping newer software (which may have some performance gains or losses, it all depends), etc.

I’d be far more interested in benchmarks that actually show speed difference from testing similar software versions.


I agree : Fedora should not relax its security options just to gain a few performance points.
And I guess there is not only security, but other criteria depending on Workstation vs. Server …

I just read through the benchmarks and you’ve buried the lede. The horse to beat in this race isn’t Ubuntu, it’s Clear Linux! They’ve clearly (pun intended) done some work making significant performance optimizations while all the others do some things well, other things not so well, and end up more or less the same overall.

I used to do Linux performance engineering for a living - I’m now intensely curious what’s under the hood with Clear and how that can be applied to other distros!

A little off-topic, but I believe they use a lot of architecture-specific compile flags and PGO.

Yeah - they’ve compiled everything for Intel chips. It turns out they’ve a short light rail ride from my house, by the way ;-). One could get the same effect on Fedora by building all the packages locally from source RPMs using “march=native” compilation or something of that ilk.

For starters. As they note on their site, “Highly tuned for Intel platforms where all optimizations turned on by default.” Which makes sense, as Clear is literally Intel:


Mention Ubuntu and not Clear Linux, because Clear Linux is very focused on Intel technology, but Ubuntu has a goal and scope similar to a fedora workstation.