Looking For Linux Hardware In A Easy Shopping List
Phoronix: Looking For Linux Hardware In A Easy Shopping List
After talking about the first week of OpenBenchmarking.org, which was a great success, news of this open and collaborative testing platform made its way to the front page of Slashdot. This resulted in a huge increase in benchmarks pouring in over last night and they keep coming in today. Thanks to this greater data set, here's a new feature that will interest many of you: the ability to easily find compatible GPUs / motherboards / CPUs / disks that are ranked upon how they perform with a given driver and operating system...
Radeon X1800 and X1950 are considered high end graphics processors? Really?
Compared to newer GPUs on open-source drivers, yes. Look at some of the recent Phoronix results indicating the Gallium3D performance relative to Catalyst, etc, and other R300g tests with it being more mature.
Originally Posted by albatorsk
One of the highest rated comments on ./ was about the interface, which is really hard to navigate. Anyway I'm sure the guys have their hands full just keep the site ui in the todo list.
Keep up the good work.
Originally Posted by jubei
Yeah, UI design is the part I hate the most and am the worst at... So any specific items for improvement are much appreciated. It's easy to change the UI when I know what to change.
I'm not sure about you, but i wouldn't classify the macbook air as a "motherboard", also where can i get one for the $20 it shows as the price....
I agree about the interface. I can't find a link to the indexes, so i resorted to URL hacking...
Also as this is just performance there is no way to know that "wireless card A" gets 20kbps more bandwidth than "wireless card B" but sometimes crashes causing a kernel panic or that the onboard USB on motherboard Y sometimes just quits working requiring a reboot.
I have a feeling most people are going to come to the site to see if "XYZ" works, or to compare some things, like "q6600 C2D vs. X4 955" or "6750, 5770 Vs GTS450, GTX470, GTX580 while using fglrx and nvidia drivers"
Originally Posted by Michael
A search I would like to do is "all cpus under 95W TDP, that fit in sockets 1156, 1155, AM3, sorted by test result X when the test systems have 8GB of ram" Now this gets tricky as there is a 95W variant of the the 1055T X6, and a 125W version as well.
Right now there seems to be no way to get useful comparisons out of your database with confidence numbers. Most of the CPU tests will need to be nominalized for amount of RAM and maybe even disk speed. Unless all of the CPU tests are small enough to fit in the cache of the CPU and do not require much in the way of disk access.
Think of pages as use cases. Here are some conceivable, where components is system software + system hardware and benchmarks are the results:
Originally Posted by Michael
1) Browse all components at will
2) Browse all benchmarks results at will
3) Browse benchmarks for 1 component
4) Browse component for 1 benchmark
5) Browse benchmarks for 2+ component using constraints
6) Browse component for 2+ benchmarks using constraints
For example, if I want to see the results for 7 zip only. The resulting page gives me
1) A long list of included submissions. The information is relevant but should be way down on the result page.
2) SYSTEM which is a nice scrollable description of the systems including 7zip benchmark.
3) "Overview" which is a huge table containing very little information. Just which other benchmarks are included by the current systems
4) A huge list of graphs with my 7zip results somewhere, deeply embedded among other graphs I didn't ask for. Take the 7zip graph and present that first on the page!!!
This approach could be used for the other use cases as well, present what is asked for at the very top. Other information can be included in other pages, expandable folders etc, but still, what the user asks for should always be presented first.