So my new threadripper system is up an running on Win 10 Pro. After having to reinstall Windows 4 times, it seems like I finally have everything running stably. I have two system disk clone drives made just in case.
I'm getting pretty good performance in the PI benchmark test, but Linux seems to run PI substantially faster. So its time to consider installing it. I have a dedicated m.2 NVME drive to use for Linux. But what version to install? I am somewhat inclined toward Fedora, since we use RHEL at work, so there will be some familiarity. But its not a big factor, and Fedora is known more as a developers environment, with rapid turnover in supported versions of the O/S. Ubuntu seems to be referred to on CN so it seems to have a large installed base.
So, if you were going to install Linux in a Windows/Linux dual boot environment, what distribution would you choose and why? I'm all ears.
For reference, I have a Threadripper 3rd gen 3970x 32-core CPU, 128GB of DDR4-3600 RAM, a Samsung 1TB 970 Evo Plus m.2 NVME flash drive for Windows with another 500GB 970 Evo Plus drive for the Linux install. Also a 4TB SSD drive for data storage. Its all on a Gigabyte TRx40 Aorus Extreme motherboard. I pretty much pulled out all the stops for this system. It oughta be a screamer when its all set up.
My Win 10 PI benchmark yields:
Total performance ...... 29515
CPU performance ........ 30199
Swap performance ....... 27133
Not bad at all, but from what I'm seeing, Linux can yield a 25 to 30% performance increase.