I looked at the benchmark scores from the top scoring setup, a 32 core (easily a $4000+ rig) in which they appear to do an apples to apples comparison. The column labeled "total time" for the Linux rig is about twice as fast as the windows rig (10.6s to 20.4s).
When I looked at next lower tier of Threadripper setups with comparable amount of RAM the "overall" timings are MUCH closer (Linux vs Windows).
16 core (17s to 19s)
12 core (19s to 22s)
There are obviously more benchmark scores for the "mainstream" level Ryzen CPUs and the scores are close (not large delta like the 32 core machine scores), BUT the details (RAM disk usage/swap space) are not always well documented with the scores, making it difficult (for me anyway) to draw any conclusions.
I'm still looking... It would be nice to see more direct hardware comparisons before making a wholesale pitch for one OS over another. Just my
For goodness sake. "More"? There are _many_ examples there. I doubt if you've looked at half of them, you couldn't possibly have in the 2 hours since I sent you the site.
Yes, it would be much work to examine and analyze the whole database. But, a large majority of us are convinced. I'm reluctant to recommend things I'm not sure about. I'm sure Linux is worth the effort for PI, and equally sure Windows is not horrible.
But, building a PI specific machine is good. And there's absolutely no reason to run Windows on it, either as a main or a secondary OS. Use a separate computer for that.
Edited by bobzeq25, 23 February 2020 - 11:03 PM.