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drrignell drrignell is offline
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Default Mini 10v benchmark competition (aka is my 10v ****ed?) - 03-11-2010, 12:16 PM

There might be some problem with my new Dell Mini 10v, and I would like your help to find out. Time for a benchmark-competition! Join in if you wanna break me or if you are just interested in the performance of our beloved platform. Competition requires OS X with a subleague for Linux/Ubuntu.

My wooes started when I tried to create an encrypted truecrypt-container, it writes the file with ~7-8 MB/s :-/ According to truecrypt forums and other posts an Atom N270 should be able to push 30 MB/s. I want to know if my 10 V is faulty or just a bad model.

But lets start with an easy task for the first leg. All other apps should be closed for competition!

Round 1 Xbench OS X only

A Download Xbench
B Run XBench, choose all tests
C (Optional) Use submit to upload your results to their servers
D Report cpu and total score here, post the link if you submitted.
E Profit

Round 2 Truecrypt container creation. Linux/OS X

A Download Truecrypt for OS X or Truecrypt for Linux.
B Install TrueCrypt
C commands below in your terminals.
sudo su;cd /Applications/
sudo su
time ./TrueCrypt -t -c /tmp/throwaway --encryption=aes --hash=whirlpool --filesystem=none --password=asdfgh123456 --random-source=/dev/urandom --volume-type=normal --size=2000000000 -k ""
time truecrypt -t -c /tmp/throwaway --encryption=aes --hash=whirlpool --filesystem=none --password=asdfgh123456 --random-source=/dev/urandom --volume-type=normal --size=2000000000 -k ""
(this will create a 1.9 GB truecrypt container and at the same time clock it, it's saved in /tmp and will be deleted automatically)
E Run the above command three times and make an average of the "real" value.
F Report here.

Round 3 gzippin it

A In terminal, OS X & Linux
cd /tmp/; time gzip throwaway
B Run once
C Report here

Now I will go about and run above, report here, and hope for profit. Thanks for your help!

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Results for my Mini 10V 1011 (1024 MB memory, 1.6 GHz Atom N270 processor, WDC WD1600BEVT 160 GB disk)

Round 1

Total score Xbench: 45.29
CPU test: 29.82
Entire scoresheet

Round 2
2m26s running OS X 10.6.2 on Dell Mini 10V

For reference:
Running Ubuntu Netbook remix on Dell Mini 10V: 2m8s
Running Ubuntu 9.1 Live-CD on AMD x2 4400: 48s
Running Ubuntu server on Dell C600 (700 MHz): 8m5s
Running OS X 10.6.2 on old 2 GHz Core Duo Macbook: 1m4s

Round 3

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wonkey wonkey is offline
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Default 10-08-2010, 12:26 PM

I have 2GB RAM, otherwise identical.

XBench comparison
Xbench: Comparison

Round 2
real 1m58.293s
user 2m36.585s
sys 0m6.644s

Round 3
real 7m31.753s
user 6m35.954s
sys 0m18.701s

I have a dual boot XP and OSX using a MBR. If possible I'd like to use the XP install to encrypt the whole disk with truecrypt and then run XBench again to see how it compares.
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andocommando andocommando is offline
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Default 04-18-2011, 06:17 PM

10v OS X 10.6.7
RAM: 2gb
DISK: OCZ vertex 2 60gb ssd

Results 50.22
System Info
Xbench Version 1.3
System Version 10.6.7 (10J869)
Physical RAM 2048 MB
Model MacBook4,1
CPU Test 29.19
GCD Loop 60.74 3.20 Mops/sec
Floating Point Basic 18.50 439.48 Mflop/sec
vecLib FFT 21.94 723.90 Mflop/sec
Floating Point Library 47.73 8.31 Mops/sec
Quartz Graphics Test 58.03
Line 52.21 3.48 Klines/sec [50% alpha]
Rectangle 49.04 14.64 Krects/sec [50% alpha]
Circle 45.90 3.74 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha]
Bezier 57.51 1.45 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha]
Text 134.40 8.41 Kchars/sec
Disk Test 121.29
Sequential 76.25

Uncached Write 75.30 46.23 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 80.09 45.32 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 45.25 13.24 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 217.68 109.40 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Random 296.34
Uncached Write 224.90 23.81 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 150.27 48.11 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 1540.42 10.92 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 572.20 106.18 MB/sec [256K blocks]

10v | N270 | 2gb RAM | OS X 10.6.7 | 60gb OCZ Vertex 2 SSD | BT | Wifi N | NBI RC4 Special | Apple magic mouse |
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