In particular, I'd like to set a benchmark so we can compute also machine scores according to the algorithm in the first post (we can do it manually for now). Maybe an atom based netbook (I think you need at least 9 inch display for the 3D test to run). Can someone please run in such a system?
Don't know if you care to see more tests on that, but I did one as well, I did it on specs similar to yours, 2.4 Ghz Phenom X3, 9600 GT, 4 gigs of ram and Ubuntu 9.04 x86_64, and I did another with the processor overclocked to 3.0 Ghz.
I'm probably coming in too late into this discussion, but it seems to me that one test with 'real-world' utility would be to measure the load (CPU and RAM) imposed on a system playing Flash videos on the YouTube, Hulu, etc. websites (using Adobe's Flash plugin inside a browser, that is).
I'm particularly interested in whether Atom-based netbooks are up to the task... even my 2 GHz dual-core has trouble with this task sometimes.
Does such a test exist in the PTS (or could one be added from elsewhere)?
It might be a good idea to have a test of disk performance that is relatively independent of the CPU or other hardware - a sort of cross device standard. For this to work, it would be necessary define a ratio such as (disk performance)/(CPU of System benchmark), which has a value of 100 for a specfic hardware setup.
Whatever happened to this? I really like this idea, and hopefully no one is offended, but it sounds like making a version of PC Mark or Passmark for linux. A nice, quick, overall system benchmark for memory, disk, cpu, graphics, and you get an overall score. Though geekbench kind of does all this doesn't it? And it's included in pts.