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  • Announcing PTS Desktop Live 2009.3

    Phoronix: Announcing PTS Desktop Live 2009.3

    It has been no secret that we have been working to create our own Linux distribution that is designed to run off a Live DVD/USB device and would provide a standardized free software stack for running hardware benchmarks whether you are a computer review web-site like us, an independent hardware vendor interested in seeing how well their hardware performs on Linux, or just a hobbyist wishing to compare your system's performance against that of your friends. We first shared our plans for this a few months ago when talking about driving Linux-based benchmarking with Sandtorg (a.k.a. Phoronix Test Suite 2.0). We also briefly mentioned this Linux OS again last week when providing a detailed guide to Phoronix Test Suite 2.0, but today we are formally announcing PTS Desktop Live 2009.3 (codenamed "Gernlinden"). PTS Desktop Live is being released as a free download in tandem with the release of Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 on the 4th of August.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=14075

  • #2
    Isn't there a worse performance if you test on a live-cd environment compared to a installed operating system?

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    • #3
      Well, 2GB at a minimum... Probably the first test suite for supercomputers...

      :lol:

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      • #4
        some machine as index and 32bit version too.

        32 bit version too would be a great idea.

        There are 2 ways actually, small computers for business, and web, and super 64bit computers for hardgamers and miniservers.

        Linux is faster in low cost computers, and is less used as desktop system in gamers computers, because Dx is beating Ogl and MS WOS graphic drivers are better than X-Windows ones, even in opengl.

        And to put a computer (perhaps a brand can sponsor it) as a reference in all tests (100, 1000 or any number) then each test can be referenced to a specific machine. other way of making this is to put several brand machines as Apple , Dell, Asus, Lenovo, or HP ones, and the ability to set any of them as base 1000 index.

        And of course a combined test number as 3dmark or future mark test and a web page where upload and compare our results, then there some advertisements.

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        • #5
          Awesome. very good to have a live test distribution :P

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bugmenot View Post
            Isn't there a worse performance if you test on a live-cd environment compared to a installed operating system?
            Once the system is loaded, everything is on ram so normaly no, if things are done correctly being on a CD or HD doesn't matter, but I don't know how they manage to make sql tests etc on the HD

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mitcoes View Post
              32 bit version too would be a great idea.
              PTS Desktop Live will NOT have a 32-bit spin. All of the hardware we are targeting to support is 64-bit capable.

              Originally posted by mitcoes View Post
              And to put a computer (perhaps a brand can sponsor it) as a reference in all tests (100, 1000 or any number) then each test can be referenced to a specific machine. other way of making this is to put several brand machines as Apple , Dell, Asus, Lenovo, or HP ones, and the ability to set any of them as base 1000 index.
              It's already done through the reference system comparison functionality, just not with some base index.

              Originally posted by mitcoes View Post
              And of course a combined test number as 3dmark or future mark test and a web page where upload and compare our results, then there some advertisements.
              This has long been done through Phoronix Global...
              Michael Larabel
              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bugmenot View Post
                Isn't there a worse performance if you test on a live-cd environment compared to a installed operating system?
                May provide some benchmarks of comparing live vs. disk in the coming days.
                Michael Larabel
                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Michael View Post
                  PTS Desktop Live will NOT have a 32-bit spin. All of the hardware we are targeting to support is 64-bit capable.



                  It's already done through the reference system comparison functionality, just not with some base index.



                  This has long been done through Phoronix Global...

                  Since all hardware getting out in the futur will be 64bitz capable so distributions as windows and mac should go to 64bit versions only.

                  This would solve lots of problems with drivers and would force the migration.

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                  • #10
                    It just hit me that this is a "live" distribution, which makes it *very* useful indeed. Thanks for all the hard work that went into this.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                      It just hit me that this is a "live" distribution, which makes it *very* useful indeed. Thanks for all the hard work that went into this.
                      Yes I didn't realise the first time I read too, that's why I posted when I understood XD

                      Because installing etc.. all the stuff is quite annoying just for a few tests.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dl.zerocool View Post
                        Yes I didn't realise the first time I read too, that's why I posted when I understood XD

                        Because installing etc.. all the stuff is quite annoying just for a few tests.
                        Was having "Live" in the title not clear enough?
                        Michael Larabel
                        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                        • #13
                          Apparently not

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                          • #14
                            Well, seriously now. Isn't it possible to size it down to a CD instead of a DVD? Also the memory requirements looks huge to me... What's the reason behind such enormous requirements?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by VinzC View Post
                              Well, seriously now. Isn't it possible to size it down to a CD instead of a DVD?
                              Most computers that were built within the past 36 months or so have DVD drives... What's the reason for wanting it on a CD? The size will only get bigger with more tests.

                              Originally posted by VinzC View Post
                              Also the memory requirements looks huge to me... What's the reason behind such enormous requirements?
                              Running demanding tests in RAM sort of consumes a lot of memory.
                              Michael Larabel
                              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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