So, we need to measure disk better, and an alternative for 3D when Unigine fails. Any thoughts, Michael?
Nexuiz runs on both the Intel and ATI mesa stack (unbelivably slow on the intel one, but very playable on the mobility x1600), so that is probably a very valid benchmark.
I wonder if we could get a nexuiz download to be smaller than the 600-odd megabyte that the current one is?
Maybe ask the nexuiz guys if they can make a smaller benchmark distribution?
We have a test candidate !
If anyone could run their systems against this, it would be great. Just do as below, and please post a link to the results here
In particular, I'd like to set a benchmark so we can compute also machine scores according to the algorithm in the first post (we can do it manually for now). Maybe an atom based netbook (I think you need at least 9 inch display for the 3D test to run). Can someone please run in such a system?Code:
phoronix-test-suite benchmark mendieta-4549-6954-342
It's not the last word (we can still change/modify/improve the test), but here are my thoughts:
- Added fio "server load" test, which does lots of random read/writes all over the place. This should give the disk a run for its money :-) I think it's along the lines of Grigi's suggestion.
- Since we have a separate test for the disk, I used openssl for a multicore cpu test. It runs faster, it's a small download, and scales very well with CPU speed and number of processors
- For 3D I am using Norsetto-Shadow, because it's a small download. It won't push the newest cards to the limit, but it should run on pretty anything, and should scale with GPU speed and bandwidth (the size of the GPU memory won't matter).I think it's a lot better than glxgears, but small/fast enough to fit the goal of this test.
- For 2D I think the gtkperf combobox tests are more stable and scale better than the gtkperf "draw" tests, so I used one of these.
Norsetto Shadows didn't work on it. That's really not a good test.
Thanks for running this!
What happened with fio? Do you have little space left in the disk?
I wonder why gtkperf was so close in both tests. I thought the Radeon HD 3200 would beat the mini's Intel embedded, maybe it's ok.
There is currently no system-quick suite, but if you propose a suite with what tests to include and such, I would be happy to make it. Or if you run: phoronix-test-suite build-suite you can create the suite and I would be glad to push it upstream.
Has anyone considered using UnixBench 5.1.2? Ian Smith updated the older UnixBench in Dec, 2007, and added in some graphics testing as well.