Intel publishes 13 Linux benchmarks to help speed test distros

Intel publishes 13 Linux benchmarks to help speed test our distros

With the occasional exception, Intel has offered healthy Linux support in recent years. Proof positive may be a gift to the community this weekend: the chip designer's Open-Source Technology Center just gave Phoronix 13 miniature, OS-level Linux benchmarks that it had previously reserved for its own use. The tests are humdrum affairs like decompression tests, but they could give a significant lift to developers testing distributions, drivers and other Linux code where squeezing out a sliver of added OS performance could make all the difference. The collection has just been uploaded as part of the Phoronix Test Suite; hit the source link if you're wondering just how speedy that Slackware installation might be.