How we tested Ubuntu Server

We tested Ubuntu 9.0.4 in a gigabit network consisting of various client machines (HP, Dell, and Mac desktops and notebooks), principally on an HP DL580 G5 server (four socket, 16-core) server containing a SAS RAID array, 32GB of RAM, and two GBE connections. 

We tested Ubuntu 9.0.4 in a gigabit network consisting of various client machines (HP, Dell, and Mac desktops and notebooks), principally on an HP DL580 G5 server (four socket, 16-core) server containing a SAS RAID array, 32GB of RAM and two Gigabit Ethernet connections. 

We tested various features, including performance using SPEC's SPECjbb2005 test suite, where Ubuntu Server 9.0.4 performed within 3% of Novell's SUSE SLES 11, which is based on the same Kernel as Ubuntu 9.0.4. We installed Ubuntu in numerous configurations either as a native or virtual machine to see what components were installed, and the choices offered within these selections, such as LAMP server, etc. We also tested ufw, postfix-dovecot, and eucalyptus installation and basic use.

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