memcached revisted - Opensolaris vs. Linux
Shanti tested memcache a second time: With the same hardware but a different operating system:
The system running OpenSolaris and memcached 1.3.2 gave us a maximum throughput of 350K ops/sec as previously reported. The same system running RHEL5 (with kernel 2.6.29) and the same version of memcached resulted in 280K ops/sec. OpenSolaris outperforms Linux by 25% !