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  1. CPU's don't operate at 1 voltage anymore, hell...

    CPU's don't operate at 1 voltage anymore, hell not even all embedded SoC's do. The the I/O portions have a supply at one voltage and the core operates at another and in some cases there are various...
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    What i'm saying is that phoronix is in the best...

    What i'm saying is that phoronix is in the best position to become the authority you seek. The framework you've created puts ya'll in the best position to test tons of different configurations that...
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    No i'm certainly not an expert on kernel...

    No i'm certainly not an expert on kernel configuration nor do i claim to be. There also is no "best in class" configuration, the ideal configuration settings will be dependent on usage pattern. In...
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    As is these benchmarks are rather meaningless. ...

    As is these benchmarks are rather meaningless. For the most part all you've shown is that the kernel configuration defaults have moved more toward a desktop usage pattern and data safety without a...
  5. possibility of data corruption on power fail is...

    possibility of data corruption on power fail is there any time write caching is enabled on the disk, regardless of file system.

    if you have a system you care that much about performance or data...
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    personally i don't think we'll see the true...

    personally i don't think we'll see the true performance of SSD's until they become common place enough that the entire communication chain is optimized for them...

    *BIOS - reporting...
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    if the point of the article was to compare...

    if the point of the article was to compare processors on a bang for the buck scale why include the i7 920 at all? why not compare against an equally priced intel part?
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    did you read my post? core i7 920 clocked @...

    did you read my post?

    core i7 920 clocked @ 3.6ghz doesn't cost anymore than one clocked at 2.66, outside of a better cpu cooler, which considering this is the same system used to benchmark the...
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    why no core i7 @ 3.6ghz? in comparison to...

    why no core i7 @ 3.6ghz?

    in comparison to your article here:

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=intel_core_i7&num=1

    the core i7 @ 3.6ghz, only trails in flac and 2gb file...
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