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Quick look at Ubuntu 6.06

 | June 13, 2006 |  Posted In: Benchmarks


There are a lot of talks around new coming Ubuntu 6.06, so I decided to make quick benchmarks.
I used sysbench 0.4.6 oltp-read-only workload with 1000000 rows against InnoDB and MyISAM tables.
Such workload is CPU-bound and allows to compare CPU / OS if we are using the same version of MySQL.
So I used MySQL 5.0.22 and my box Dual Core Athlon 3800+, 1Gb of RAM.
For comparison I tested the same workload on my primary Suse 10.0.

Here are results (in transactions per sec, more is better):

threads Ubuntu 6.06 Suse 10.0 Suse/ Ubuntu ratio
1 478.66 536.91 1.12
4 870.50 816.27 0.94
16 582.57 639.05 1.10
64 522.04 547.07 1.05
256 344.30 357.09 1.04
threads Ubuntu 6.06 Suse 10.0 Suse / Ubuntu ration
1 466.13 429.89 0.92
4 765.19 863.23 1.13
16 509.32 537.67 1.06
64 495.97 516.00 1.04
256 339.01 346.65 1.02

In general Suse 10.0 looks better, though the difference is not significant.

Vadim Tkachenko

Vadim Tkachenko co-founded Percona in 2006 and serves as its Chief Technology Officer. Vadim leads Percona Labs, which focuses on technology research and performance evaluations of Percona’s and third-party products. Percona Labs designs no-gimmick tests of hardware, filesystems, storage engines, and databases that surpass the standard performance and functionality scenario benchmarks. Vadim’s expertise in LAMP performance and multi-threaded programming help optimize MySQL and InnoDB internals to take full advantage of modern hardware. Oracle Corporation and its predecessors have incorporated Vadim’s source code patches into the mainstream MySQL and InnoDB products. He also co-authored the book High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, and Replication 3rd Edition.


  • I appologize for offtopic 🙂 I tried sysbench with it’s oltp test – 1st time ran with 10 concurent threads on 10K record table (by default), 2nd time – 100 threads on 100M records, the result was only 30% slower 2nd time, how’s that colud be?
    /* original idea was to check the performance of myisam vs innodb 🙂 /*

  • I recommend to run sysbench in such mode, for CPU-bound (10K records):
    1. warmup ~3-5 min (–max-time=180 –max-requests=0)
    2. several runs by 1-2 min – and than take average or maximum result

    for 100M records you need much more warmup (about 15min) and longer runs – 5-10 min each.

    Comparison results on cold database makes no sense.

  • […] I’m continuing my experiments with different OS and today I tested FreeBSD 6.0 on my box. (more details about box and benchmark see here http://www.mysqlperformanceblog.com/2006/06/13/quick-look-at-ubuntu-606/). Initially I was very pessimistic about FreeBSD, as results were (in transactions/sec, more is better. for comparison the results from Suse 10.0): […]

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