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Linux Benchmarks Of Intel's Quark X1000 On The Galileo Board

Intel

Published on 09 March 2014 08:41 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel
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For those curious about the performance of Intel's "Quark" x86 SoC for very low-power applications, including wearable devices, here's some benchmarks of Debian on their Galileo development board.

Intel's Galileo Development Board features the Intel Quark SoC X1000 Application Processor with a Pentium-class 32-bit 400MHz processor. The board retails for just over $50 USD and has 10/100 Ethernet, USB 2.0 support, and other options. The Intel Quark SoC X1000 is single-core and runs at 400MHz and has a 16KB cache. Again, it's main focus is on the very low power envelope and to be used in wearable computing devices and other very low-power, low-performance-requirement situations.

Kurt Keville over at MIT who I've collaborated with on various Linux performance projects -- most notably with a 96-core ARM solar-powered super computer -- through their use of the Phoronix Test Suite and OpenBenchmarking.org, has been running some Phoronix benchmarks on the Intel Galileo Board with Quark X1000. The benchmarks were done from a Debian 6.0 chroot and using the Linux 3.8 kernel.

Those curious about the Quark SoC X1000 Linux performance, there's benchmarks via Kurt's 1402191-SO-1402118PL06 result file. The results are compared against some of my recent low-power Linux testing for the Intel Bay Trail NUC Kit, etc. Embedded below are just some of the results.

Interestingly, the Intel Galileo runs Wayland's Weston.

The max TDP on the Quark X1000 SoC is just 2.2 Watts, so on a performance-per-Watt basis the numbers should be more interesting.

Unfortunately I don't have an Intel Galileo Board right now for running my own Linux benchmarks of this System-on-a-Chip.

See the rest of the benchmarks.

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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