[clug-talk] CPU benchmark - Help.
"J. Rafael Sánchez"
rsanchez at itres.com
Wed Feb 16 14:31:08 PST 2005
Much appreciated Trever.
Trever Miller wrote:
> J. Rafael Sánchez wrote:
>> can I trust the bogomips value to be accurate.
> Yes. In that the bogomips will be roughly the same value every time
> you boot or query them from the system. They are _not_ an accurate
> representation of a processor's capabilities though.
>> And another question, is there some tools out there that I can use to
>> run on the systems to get a more accurate comparison?
> The best benchmark is to run your actual application, with a real
> dataset that approximates actual intended usage. If you can't do that,
> then the next best thing would be to find an appropriate benchmark and
> run that on the target hardware.
> If you need to run tests under windows, maybe SiSoft's Sandra?
> Note that you can't simply compare 3rd party benchmarks unless
> they are using the exact same server make/model as you will have
> and will be buying. All sorts of factors such as chipset, bus
> configuration, etc come into play.
> If at all possible, burn a cd with your app and sample data set,
> run it on your existing hardware, then take it to the hardware
> vendor and run it on their equipment. They should be happy
> to let you do this if it means they could make a sale on
> some of that pricey 64bit gear.
J. Rafael Sánchez
Airborne Hyperspectral Remote
Sensing Systems & Solutions
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