Linux Benchmarks Of Intel's Edison Module
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 5 December 2014 at 02:48 PM EST. 1 Comment
Intel's Edison Module is a development platform for prototyping wearable computing devices and IoT devices. Here's some Linux benchmarks with the Intel Edison running on Debian.

The Intel Edison is low-cost, general purpose, and of course low-power. The Edison is based around a 22nm Intel SoC with 500MHz Atom dual-core processor and 32-bit 100MHz Quark micro-controller. The Edison board has 40 GPIO pins, 1GB of DDR3 memory, 4GB of EMMC storage, WiFi, and BLTE. The size of the Edison is around that of an SD card.

While I haven't yet had any hands on time with the Edison, thanks to the power of the Phoronix Test Suite and there are Linux performance figures. Like earlier this year with the Intel Quark X1000 benchmarks, today the latest community-posted results on are of the Edison.

The Edison (codenamed "Bodega Bay") was run with Debian GNU/Linux 7.7 with the Linux 3.10.17 kernel and GCC 4.7.2. Of the results I've seen uploaded today were the computational tests in 1412053-KH-INTELEDIS24 and 1412056-KH-INTELEDIS29. There's also the cpuinfo and other Edison system logs.

Of course, to put the numbers into perspective, you can run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1412053-KH-INTELEDIS24 to see how your own Linux system compares to this wearable/IoT development platform. Stop by to look at test results from thousands of other interesting systems with our open-source benchmarks too.
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