A New, Unique Linux Hardware Blog
If you're a Linux enthusiast and/or a computer hardware enthusiast, a new blog has launched this morning that definitely should be of interest to you.
This new blog focuses upon benchmarks, performance testing, new hardware launches, computing trends, Linux software performance, etc. It's the OpenBenchmarking.org blog. But before wondering if it's just a Phoronix blog or something else mundane, it is not. In fact, it's based upon community content and test results. The blog's content, in fact, is mostly auto-generated.
With OpenBenchmarking.org we already have lots and lots of data. Just in terms of benchmark results, there's lots of data pouring in and it can be somewhat overwhelming to look over all of this data manually for anything that may be interesting or useful with dozens of new items in the RSS feed daily. The blog on OpenBenchmarking.org filters through this data to highlight only the most interesting test results based upon a variety of factors from the traffic to the test results, what is being compared, the results themselves, and other means to automatically calculate "featured" results.
From the blog you can then comment on these featured results and treat it just like any other blog. There's also the OpenBenchmark Twitter Feed.
Beyond thousands of test results, there's heaps of other data that is sorted through and then reported to the blog too. We have statistics on computer hardware configurations, component statistics, pricing-per-performance information, etc. In the end this should all make for one interesting and unique blog. As another example, thanks to indexing thousands of industry reviews, the blog is also able to notify readers of major new product launches in real-time with accompanying links to reviews, etc. As most of the posts are self-generated, there is also no writer's bias and the content is deemed interesting based upon what users on OpenBenchmarking.org are viewing.
There will also be announcements of new OpenBenchmarking.org features, new/updated test profiles, further analysis of interesting community tests, and other unannounced features are forthcoming. Again, while Linux may be our main focus, the content on the blog also applies to Mac OS X, BSD, Solaris, and Windows users too.
Here's the announcement from the blog this morning (the only manual post so far):
Welcome to the OpenBenchmarking.org Blog. This is a new, unique way to explore the vast collection of data on OpenBenchmarking.org that is already building just days after launching OpenBenchmarking.org and Phoronix Test Suite 3.0-Iveland. There is already tens of thousands of benchmark results, thousands of industry reviews, thousands of search queries being carried out, and statistics on hundreds of thousands hardware/software components. This blog through a variety of automated and manual means is a way to filter this data and provide it to the interested hardware/software enthusiasts in a passive, friendly manner.
To sum it up, this blog is mostly about sifting through the best and most interesting information on OpenBenchmarking.org in a friendly, efficient manner.
Follow the blog at openbenchmarking.org/blog. Other unique OpenBenchmarking.org features are on the way. Your feedback is also always welcome.
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