Building a new computer (2008) this [2008-06-13]

A new CPU, a new java version: almost exactly twice as fast as the old benchmark from two years ago.

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

SciMark 2.0a

Composite Score: 894.2564204678547
FFT (1024): 592.4730423267126
SOR (100x100):   1180.732257373216
Monte Carlo : 327.4601432249603
Sparse matmult (N=1000, nz=5000): 577.6641556409897
LU (100x100): 1792.9525037733952

java.vendor: Sun Microsystems Inc.
java.version: 1.6.0_10-beta
os.arch: x86 Windows Vista
os.version: 6.0

Benchmark number 2: ripping a CD. Exactly the same CD as before. I used Incognito's album "Eleven", CDex ripper with quality=2 (high) and 256 kbps setting.

Almost no change at all. The CPU is not the slowest component it turns out.

2008: Intel Core2Duo E8400, 3.0 GHz, 2:25 minutes.
2006: AMD Athlon 64 X2, dual core 4200+: 02:55 minutes. 
2005: Intel P4, 2.26 GHz: 08:26 minutes.
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