Intel Releases Linux Benchmarks
Intel has released a group of 13 Linux benchmarks to the public that it had previously used for internal testing. The benchmarks were developed at the companies Open-Source Technology Center and were given to Phoronix to add to the Phoronix Test Suite. Included in the tests is a decompression test, and the tests are all targeted at OS level functionality. The tests will likely be most useful to "developers testing distributions, drivers and other Linux code where squeezing out a sliver of added OS performance could make all the difference."