Building a new computer, part 2 (the before status) this [2006-01-23]

In order to know if the new computer is any faster I clocked my current machine. There are quite many ways to do this. For me, development in Java is one of the few performance-critical tasks (and ripping of CDs).

I used the straightforward Scimark 2.0 benchmark. My result is not very impressive. I ran the benchmark while all my normal apps were running (such as web, email, winamp, etc). That's close to 50 processes, almost all idle but still... CPU was at around 4% when idle.

I use a Dell Optiplex GX260: Pentium4 2.26 GHz. 640 MB of RAM.

> java -cp . jnt.scimark2.commandline

SciMark 2.0a

Composite Score: 161.214980498726
FFT (1024): 64.60150518518519
SOR (100x100):   314.6562679937868
Monte Carlo : 17.748972704108535
Sparse matmult (N=1000, nz=5000): 117.82812366457514
LU (100x100): 291.24003294597435

java.vendor: Sun Microsystems Inc.
java.version: 1.5.0_06
os.arch: x86 Windows XP
os.version: 5.1

> java -cp . jnt.scimark2.commandline -large

SciMark 2.0a

Composite Score: 121.90855699535048
FFT (1048576): 18.205057702127657
SOR (1000x1000):   299.16657188068535
Monte Carlo : 16.777216
Sparse matmult (N=100000, nz=1000000): 113.77777777777777
LU (1000x1000): 161.6161616161616
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