Interestingly, the ARM Arch Linux build for the Trim-Slice generally wasn't faster than Ubuntu 11.04, which was also running on the Linux 188.8.131.52 kernel but compiled for softfp and using the older GCC 4.5.2 compiler. Where the Arch Linux build faired faster in these initial ARM Arch benchmarks was with CLOMP where its OpenMP efficiency was more in order than under Natty Narwhal for a dual-core processor, dcraw image conversions, FLAC audio encoding, FFmpeg video encoding, HMMer, and N-Queens. The OpenMP-based GraphicsMagick and NAS Parallel Benchmarks were mixed between the two ARM Linux distributions. More benchmarks of the Trim-Slice can be found on OpenBenchmarking.org.
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