What OpenBenchmarking.org Is About & Why It Matters
Besides making it easy to access community test results and other hardware specific items, when finding hardware, OpenBenchmarking.org is also able to provide reference to around 10,000 professional industry reviews from over 100 publications. OpenBenchmarking.org is also able to pull Linux-specific information from Phoronix.com and the Phoronix Forums.
The primary focus is obviously on CPUs, GPUs, and motherboards, but OpenBenchmarking.org supports devices down to disk drives, network adapters, audio adapters, etc. There is also support for analyzing software components such as a particular operating system release, compiler, or kernel version.
Users can access a variety of analytical features: analyzing multi-way comparisons, finding geometric / aggregate means, performance per price ratios, examine system log files for given configurations.
There is a variety of statistics at hand too: Popularity of difference components, different tested kernel/X/distribution configurations for given hardware components.
When uploading results to OpenBenchmarking.org, users can optionally choose to have the Phoronix Test Suite attach their system logs such as the dmesg, Xorg.0.log, and lspci output. Prominent configuration files such as the xorg.conf can also be uploaded so that others can collaborate and find potential problems or configuration options that may lead to greater performance or other benefits.
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