While I am technically away on a sabbatical
that is focused on providing support for Microsoft Windows in the Phoronix Test Suite
, which will make PTS the first full-featured, open-source testing framework that is compatible with Linux / BSD / OpenSolaris / OS X / Windows operating systems and its numerous test profiles, work on a new benchmark has also commenced.
This new benchmark, which can be found in the Phoronix Test Suite once its released, will focus on SDR/HDR performance. This should end up being a rather nice test profile as right now it's completely slaughtering the ASUS Eee PC 1201N
and other systems being tested remotely through Phoromatic
This test is multi-threaded and multi-platform, which makes it all the more exciting. Below are a few of the rendered visuals from this benchmark, which are based on Berlin's Olympiastadion
. More details to come on this test along with the emerging Windows support.