http://smolts.org/smolt-wiki/Main_Page) could be a way to do this... perhaps.
Unfortunately, Smolt never really got the widespread adoption (as far as I know, only Fedora and OpenSuse + derivatives; http://www.smolts.org/static/stats/stats.html) that it should have had. Some help from a phoronix test suite distribution of the smolt client could perhaps help a bit.
What about some benchmark on bitcoin mining?
OpenBenchmarking.org can do more than just benchmarks and can answer all of the potential scenarios you outline
it might not be the most appropriate thread but anyway
when a user is not logged in the phoronix.com link on the upper right part of the screen (next to the log in, register etc area) is htp and not http as it should
A step-by-step tutorial about how to get Adobe Flash working in full screen without tearing on Sandy Bridge in Linux.
Mike would you mind doing a shout out to http://www.gamingonlinux.com ?
I'm interested in the time a system needs to do something useful (login, network). Once the system is up I tend to be happy with the speed of the system (which is more often than not limited by DSL speed).
Obviously this includes BIOS startup. And Phoronix cares about benchmarking:) I'd be happy if there'd be a benchmarked (and smooth path) to a coreboot based off-the-shelf system with SSD.