[SATLUG] computer benchmark...
brad at shub-internet.org
Wed Dec 19 11:37:43 CST 2007
On 12/19/07, Alex Bartonek wrote:
> Yea I
> know the new one is alot faster..but I just want to
> know by how much. Anyone recommend any benchmark
> software out there?
Your standard applications + stopwatch + you
Seriously, the best benchmark you can create is to run your standard
It doesn't help you if you have multiple cores on multiple CPUs and
each core is multi-threaded (e.g., Sun's Niagara or AMD's Barcelona),
if you do a lot of floating point and each CPU has only one FP unit.
Likewise, spending a lot of silicon on having multiple FP units for
each and every core on each and every CPU doesn't help you a lot, if
you don't use floating point very much.
Then there's the whole issue of whether or not you want a single
ultra-fast single-threaded CPU versus large numbers of slower cores.
The former will work better for you if your critical application(s)
is/are single-threaded only, while the latter will work well for you
if you're in a more multi-processing oriented environment.
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