Category Archives: CPU

Progress in CPU architectures

I got access to a Sandy Bridge Xeon server for a while and decided to try some benchmarks on it. Usually, I'd run unixbench from the FreeBSD ports, but - it's old. It is very, very old and the only reason I still use it is convenience. So, having some time, I started my own multiprocessor-friendly benchmark suite. Yup, I could have named it "yet another benchmark suite" since there are so many of them. Unfortunately, most are bad, and I will try to make this one into something reasonable. Anyway, I did a comparison between some Xeons I have access to, out of curiosity.

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Progress in CPU architectures

I got access to a Sandy Bridge Xeon server for a while and decided to try some benchmarks on it. Usually, I'd run unixbench from the FreeBSD ports, but - it's old. It is very, very old and the only reason I still use it is convenience. So, having some time, I started my own multiprocessor-friendly benchmark suite. Yup, I could have named it "yet another benchmark suite" since there are so many of them. Unfortunately, most are bad, and I will try to make this one into something reasonable. Anyway, I did a comparison between some Xeons I have access to, out of curiosity.

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