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OpenBenchmarking.org

Upcoming Linux Benchmarks For August 2012

Free Software

Published on 01 August 2012 09:07 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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In August on Phoronix will be more benchmarks of Mesa 8.1, a Linux review of the Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, OS X Mountain Lion vs. Linux benchmarks, and other interesting articles (e.g. Valve's latest Linux activities) and performance benchmark results.

With Mesa 8.1 due out this month there will be many more benchmarks of this important open-source Linux desktop component for graphics drivers. Right now there's comparison benchmarks being done of several versions of Mesa with the leading Gallium3D drivers, testing of the different state trackers, and other to-be-announced articles.

As alluded to in recent articles, there's OS X OpenGL benchmarks, Linux and OS X vs. Ubuntu tests of the new Apple MacBook Pro 2012 with Retina Display, Mountain Lion benchmarks, and other Linux-on-Apple articles coming in August soon as the next round of IDG ad campaigns get going for the month. There's also Thunderbolt on Linux tests using a Cinema Display and seeing how well the display itself plus the integrated USB and Ethernet ports work under Linux.

There will be the usual work on compiler testing, Linux 3.6 kernel benchmarking, Linux file-system benchmarks, and the usual assortment of other Phoronix articles. Plus there will be more information revealed on Phoronix Test Suite 4.2-Randaberg and Unterschleissheim along with forthcoming OpenBenchmarking.org features.

In addition, there will be more exciting Valve/Steam on Linux information to share this month.

If you have any benchmark requests please post the information within the Phoronix Forums or tweet it on Twitter.

Meanwhile, the most popular Phoronix featured articles in July were:

- Benchmarking GCC 4.2 Through GCC 4.8 On AMD & Intel Hardware
- The Power Consumption In Ubuntu 12.10
- Solaris 11 Struggles Against Linux Distributions
- ARM Wrestling: Fedora 17 vs. Ubuntu Linux
- Mid-2012: Arch Linux vs. Slackware vs. Ubuntu vs. Fedora
- Valve Picks Up Another All-Star Linux Developer

The most popular news items on Phoronix.com in July were:

- The Best Features Of The Linux 3.5 Kernel
- Valve Software Finds Bugs With Linux Kernel
- Valve & Intel Work On Open-Source GPU Drivers
- GNOME 4.0, GNOME OS Coming In 2014 & Other Crazy Plans
- SDL 2.0 Is Coming Very Soon With New Features
- Intel Loses One Of Their Linux Driver Developers

In July alone on Phoronix.com I single-handedly wrote 205 news articles (an average of over six per day) and 23 full-length articles. If you wish to see this prolific -- and often exclusive -- content continue, please consider subscribing to Phoronix Premium, making a PayPal tip (or even Flattr too), and disabling AdBlock for Phoronix.com (the ads are paid per impression, not by click). You can also follow @Phoronix on Twitter along with @MichaelLarabel (where early information usually gets posted and other random bits). There's also Phoronix on Facebook.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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