"As I'm in the process of retiring an old AMD Opteron
dual-socket system, prior to decommissioning it, I figured it would be
fun to go back and re-benchmark all of the Ubuntu LTS releases going all
the way back to the legendary 6.06 Dapper Drake release. So here are
some fresh benchmarks of this AMD Shanghai system with eight cores and
16GB of RAM when re-benchmarking the releases from Ubuntu 6.06 through
the latest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS development state."