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Re: [SLUG] Re: Benchmarking Linux.

On Fri, Feb 02, 2001 at 03:45:15PM +1100, Angus Lees wrote:
> \begin{Alan Lee}
> > Its a nice machine.  Its based on the Super Micro "MB-370DL3" motherboard.
> > 1GB (4x 256ECC Reged) memory, a 30GB IDE 7200rpm IBM, and a 36GB Seagate
> > Cheeta, umm standard IDE cdrom :P~ heheh umm 4MB PCI video card etc
> > 
> > Very nice.. Very quick.. VEEEERY fun! Im going to time it and see how fast
> > it can do a seti@home packet :) Maybe 50 odd over the weekend can be done?
> > We will see!
> all seti will test is cpu time 4-5 average machines will probably beat
> your one swanked up box.
> what you want to do is test io throughput. try a "make -j" on the
> linux kernel source, or run dbench or one of the nfs-server/apache
> tests.


has a good introduction to Linux Kernel Test Suites, plus links to 
other validation/benchmarking programs.

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