Is Oracle the fastest linux kernel?

At Oracle World this week they announced the latest benchmarks of Red Hat's kernel with their updates/changes.  They claim to be 75% faster for Online Transactional Processing over the one built by Red Hat.  If you haven't heard of this before maybe you have heard of their name for this packaging of Red Hat it is called Oracle Unbreakable Linux.  For more information on this and other happenings at Oracle World check out this link.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.