SPECvirt_sc2010 Benchmark results using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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This paper includes the latest SPECvirt benchmark results for Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® (KVM) and the competition as of April 2012:

  1. The top Red Hat Enterprise Linux/KVM score beats the top VMware ESX score by a factor of 2.
  2. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (KVM) bests VMware ESX wherever head-to-head comparison is possible.
  3. ALL SPECvirt_sc2010 results published to date use Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the guest/VM operating system.
  4. Key enablers of Red Hat Enterprise Linux leadership in virtualization performance include: SR-IOV, Huge Pages, NUMA ,and Node Binding.

Clearly, Red Hat offers the industry-leading platform for virtualization hosts and virtualization guests.