In this article are benchmarks of ALUSA's Intel Atom Desktop that packs an Intel Atom D525 processor with Intel GMA 3150 graphics, 2GB of RAM, and a 500GB SATA disk. The benchmarks are from Ubuntu 10.10, Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS, and an Ubuntu 12.10 development snapshot to see how the performance has evolved since this Intel Atom CPU was introduced two years ago.
For those wishing to find out more information on this ALUSA Atom Desktop, visit ALUSA.org. The full Phoronix review of this Atom D525 system, which is a white box from Foxconn, will be published in the coming days while this article is one of several articles looking at its Linux performance in various scenarios.
The stock versions of Ubuntu 10.10, Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.10 20120912 were used from this Intel Atom system and with stock package settings/configurations. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS was also attempted for testing but failed during the installation process.
With this testing being quite straightforward with just looking at the stock Ubuntu Linux performance for this Atom D525 over its two years of support, let's get straight to the results.