ZDNet heeft een artikeltje in elkaar gedraaid waarin ze de web- en fileserver performance van WinNT/IIS4 en Redhat 6.0/Apache/Sambo vergelijken. Uit de tests blijkt dat de WinNT doos sneller is:
In the open benchmark using Ziff-Davis Benchmark Operation's WebBench 2.0, which Mindcraft used as well, the IIS 4.0 Web server pumped out an impressive 4,166 requests per second, compared with 1,842 requests per second on Red Hat's best run (see top benchmark chart).
In comparison with Mindcraft's initial report, IIS 4.0's performance was 226 percent better than Apache, as opposed to the 400 percent difference Mindcraft found. And where Linux's performance collapsed after the client load exceeded 16 computers in Mindcraft's original Apache benchmark, Linux fared better under heavier loads in our tests. The discrepancy in results may stem from the differences between the Mindcraft and PC Week Labs testbeds.
We also tested both operating systems on a single-processor box with 256MB of RAM to evaluate performance on lower-end hardware. NT still had a performance edge over Linux (1,863 requests per second compared with 1,314 requests per second in WebBench, for example). This amounted to a 41 percent performance difference but showed that, even on cheaper systems, NT came out ahead.
Het verhaaltje gaat verder met de fileserver benchmarks, lees ze hier.