SPEC CPU 2000 Benchmarks

Benno benjl at cse.unsw.edu.au
Sun Jan 29 21:41:09 CET 2006

On Sun Jan 29, 2006 at 09:40:05 -0500, Julian Grizzard wrote:
>Hi Gernot,
>Right, so it makes sense that the benchmarks should be close.  The
>surprising results to me are that in some cases, the SPEC programs even
>performed better under L4Linux than Linux.
>I'm just looking for some comparison to other people to make sure that
>my experiments are close to others.  Also, there is some mention of
>testing operating system performance in the SPEC documents, although the
>benchmark does not seem to be focused on that.  Does anyone have any
>suggestions for the best way to compare Linux to L4Linux then?

Well, it really depends on what workload you want to test.
lmbench is often used for measuring system call overheads.

SpecWEB, or the traditional "kernel compile" benchmark, are also
often used as application benchmarks.



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