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