[Cialug] Apple's G5 versus x86, Mac OS X versus Linux

Alan Maupin alan.maupin at mchsi.com
Sun Jun 5 22:14:28 CDT 2005

June 3rd, 2005 - interesting performance comparison article in light of the
news of Apple & Intel coming together.


Snippet ---

"Mac OS X is incredibly slow, between 2 and 5(!) times slower, in creating
new threads, as it doesn't use kernel threads, and has to go through extra
layers (wrappers). No need to continue our search: the G5 might not be the
fastest integer CPU on earth - its database performance is completely
crippled by an asthmatic operating system that needs up to 5 times more time
to handle and create threads."





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