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  • energyman
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    Sata 7200? kids stuff. Test U320 or SAS 15000rpm drives.

    And nexenta - when you give Michael one he will probably do it.

    But for some reason, nobody cares about that stuff anymore. Hm. Must be the zfs greatness.

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  • LightningCrash
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    Storage:
    Benchmark NexentaCore w/ ZFS Deduplication
    SATA 7200rpm 1TB+ drives for the pool
    Add SSDs for L2ARC and ZIL


    Then compare the same hardware with similar beta/alpha version filesystems on other OSes.

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  • Jimbo
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    I like this article of latest web browsers performance on windows 7 from toms hardware.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ari-5,2680.htm

    Maybe something similar could be done on linux, I know that there are a lot more important things than benchmark tests for browser (comfortability easy of use...). But it is always nice to know how the latest features are working on them, plus start up times and memory management are very important too.

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  • daedaluz
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    I'd like to see comparison between latest desktop enviroments and window manager resource usages after KDE 4.5 is released.
    Things like how much they take RAM, occupy processor, how taxing indexing is (nepomuk/strigi vs. whatever-gnome-uses), how taxing heavy file transfer operations are (at least KDE 4.4 has difficulties when using Dolphin) and application startup speeds.

    Would be interesting, as it would be first of its kind if going in-depth.

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  • alexan
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    You're basically imply that there's no substantial difference between a regular OS (OSX/Seven/Ubuntu) and one in the PS3?

    OS that need to do anything (PC OSes) and OS made for just few thing (gaming&multimedia for VG console) are both heavily optimized.. but in different directions.
    It's pretty improbable that you will able to print documents with a ps3 (when you start a game all services get stop.. so even an eventual printer service)... music change if you put linux in a PS3, then with CUPS.

    But the PS3 gamers don't give a f~~ about CUPS.. they want a kernel that run God of War smoothly and fast: so the PS3 kernel force all the hardware to serve resource (cpu/ram/bandwidth...) for gaming.

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  • energyman
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    Originally posted by LinuxID10T View Post
    The truth is, time after time, there aren't many speed differences between system that have been so called "highly optimized" and ones that aren't. There is a reason for that. People that work on GCC work hard so every platform performs well. They put a lot of time and effort into making the compiler and executables faster.
    except when they don't. How much faster could be gcc and gcc generated code without the burden of AIX?
    http://udrepper.livejournal.com/7326.html

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  • LinuxID10T
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    Originally posted by alexan View Post
    Thanks for sharing your expertise and highly detailed experience... not.

    Jokes aside, what could be the problem? it is not about make a new distro with repository, package manager and such: but a kernel which load the very essential stuff to make the stuff you need to benchmark; which is usually: video (tv-out to record the quality without influence framerate), audio, storage and (optionally) networking.
    For example, you don't need to load the modules that manage anything but ext4, samba, cups, plug&play hardware, [huge list cut]

    Commercial stuff (the mostly one which need benchmarking) usually avoid too many dependeincies.. this is a big advance for expand the number of application you can benchmark on this "linux from scratch" with little number of package to update.


    A very light distro heavily optimized for make multimedia work on everyPC (boot from usb): it could even be the definitive linux gaming distro (no eyecandy, no compiz, no cups... just reboot and play (make every PC become, vritually, a console)
    The truth is, time after time, there aren't many speed differences between system that have been so called "highly optimized" and ones that aren't. There is a reason for that. People that work on GCC work hard so every platform performs well. They put a lot of time and effort into making the compiler and executables faster.

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  • alexan
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    Originally posted by LinuxID10T View Post
    Yes, heavily optimized: is it worth it? Too bad the answer will be no...
    Thanks for sharing your expertise and highly detailed experience... not.

    Jokes aside, what could be the problem? it is not about make a new distro with repository, package manager and such: but a kernel which load the very essential stuff to make the stuff you need to benchmark; which is usually: video (tv-out to record the quality without influence framerate), audio, storage and (optionally) networking.
    For example, you don't need to load the modules that manage anything but ext4, samba, cups, plug&play hardware, [huge list cut]

    Commercial stuff (the mostly one which need benchmarking) usually avoid too many dependeincies.. this is a big advance for expand the number of application you can benchmark on this "linux from scratch" with little number of package to update.


    A very light distro heavily optimized for make multimedia work on everyPC (boot from usb): it could even be the definitive linux gaming distro (no eyecandy, no compiz, no cups... just reboot and play (make every PC become, vritually, a console)

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  • LinuxID10T
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    Yes, heavily optimized: is it worth it? Too bad the answer will be no...

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  • alexan
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    What about test a linux distro heavy optimized by phoronix (with anything removed but only the stuff let hardware to benchmark work?)

    It could start from turbopup xtreme (puppy linux derivate) or linux from scratch.

    It would be good to test hardware or driver update performance "as basis" of quality.

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