Created: 2011-07-07 16:34
Updated: 2013-10-28 21:10


The warmup project


The main objective of the warmup project is to simply create a benchmark system very similar to NBench, but with the difference of being Free Software, so that it can be redistributed by distributions.

One intention is to serve as a way to compare the processing speed of different architectures and give at least partial answers to basic questions like:

  • "Should I run a 32 bit distribution or a 64 bit one with my computer?"
  • "I just bought a new computer. Is it faster than my older one?"
  • "How fast/slow is this ARM CPU compared to my desktop?"
  • "Compiler X was just released today. Does it generate faster programs than compiler Y?"

There is, of course, no one-size-fits-all solution, but since one of the first things that we want is to know the CPU/processing speed of programs, that's what we want for this project.

We deliberately and completely ignore things like peripherals (network cards, disks etc.), at least for the moment.

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