Measuring Linux and Open Source
Jun 25, 2007, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)
"For something as objective as measuring, say, processor I/O,
one would expect the answer to be very clear-cut and well defined.
You have processor A, you have a certain job to perform in X amount
of time, and you have a stopwatch (metaphorically speaking). Go.
The process of measuring what seems to be such a straightforward
process, however, is no easy task.
"As Linux continues to move into the enterprise data center, its
power and speed are often touted as being stronger and faster
compared to other operating systems. But how much faster? And what
numbers are used to determine its performance? These are questions
that many inside the Linux community are trying to answer, as they
explore the various ways and means of measuring computer
"One decades-old organization has already explored the paths of
computer measurement, and is hoping to lend Linux the benefits of
the trails it has already blazed..."