CPU is an Intel i5-2467M clocked at 1.6GHz, dual-core + HT
4GB's of RAM
3.2GB's of SWAP
HDD's is an SSD, i forget what make and model though.
Only other speed-bump i could really think of would be to move the sources to /tmp and compile it in /tmp. Since /tmp is tmpfs, shouldn't that run the entire compile straight in RAM instead of hitting the SSD?