Running ARM Linux Benchmarks On The HP TouchPad

Written by Michael Larabel in Computers on 2 September 2011. Page 2 of 2. 7 Comments

With webOS 3.0.2 on the HP TouchPad, the Phoronix Test Suite still works, plus a few more improvements have been made for the pending release of Phoronix Test Suite 3.4-Lillesand. Benchmarking has just begun on the TouchPad, but TouchPad benchmark results can be found on Thanks to the architecture with integration into the Phoronix Test Suite, if wishing to compare the performance of this Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core tablet to other mobile devices (or even other systems), it's just a matter of issuing the following command: phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1108258-LI-HPWEBOS6760 and the process from test installation to execution and result parsing will be handled automatically in a seamless manner. Or from the left hand side of the result's page, you can also compare the dual-core ARM tablet against some other systems with results already on (an easy example).

Right now that result file just has a couple tests in there for this tablet, but more TouchPad benchmarks are on the way. I also intend to run some more tests within a Debian (or similar) chroot from the device so that an extended number of test profiles can be executed.

Along with proper TouchPad benchmark results under Linux, coming up are still benchmarks of the Qualcomm Snapdragon MDP MSM8660. This is a mobile development platform phone that was kindly sent over recently by the Qualcomm Innovation Center for benchmarking. This device is even faster than the HP TouchPad with a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon while also having 1GB of RAM, 16GB of flash memory, and Adreno 220 graphics.

The Snapdragon MDP MSM8660 is running Android and the Phoronix Test Suite upbringing there is still being polished. I am bringing both the Snapdragon MDP and HP TouchPad to work on in Munich during Oktoberfest 2011, so there should be more updates on the ARM Linux benchmarking in the next couple of weeks. There should be greater Android support coming soon and hopefully will have a Debian/Ubuntu chroot up and running on the Snapdragon MDP.

For those more interested in the web-browser performance and the like for Android devices, Qualcomm recently released a tool called Vellamo, which is available from the Android Marketplace.

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