fire tests in the way of all ‘pro Linux user “is the kernel compilation . Today it is not necessary, but it is a challenge that many can not resist.
Phoronix have been put to work and have managed to compile the kernel x86_64 Linux 3.1 with default settings in less than a minute , all in a desktop system “normal” a single socket.
that speed has been achieved?. It was not due to any improvement in the collection, according to the original author of the article, but thanks to a beast called Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 3960X (about a $ 1,100 cost of the bug).
interested in knowing the intricacies of Phoronix adventure you have all the details in the original story .