"For these tests we used the Phoronix Test Suite,
specifically Tydal 1.6.0 Alpha 2. The tests used included Gzip
compression, Tandem XML, Sunflow Rendering System, Bork File
Encrypter, and Java SciMark. Due to some issues with OpenSolaris
2008.05, some of the other tests found in the Nevada test suite
were left out.
"For testing we used an AMD Phenom 9500 quad-core processor, ECS
A790GXM-A motherboard, 2GB of OCZ Reaper HPC DDR2-800MHz memory,
Western Digital 160GB SATA HDD, and ECS GeForce 8800GT 256MB.
OpenSolaris 2008.05 is based upon Solaris Nevada Build 86a while
OpenSolaris 2008.11 is descended from Solaris Nevada Build 101b.
Both the 2008.05 and 2008.11 releases use X Server 1.3, the ZFS
file-system, and other defaults. The NVIDIA binary driver used in
the first OpenSolaris binary release was version 169.12 while in
this most recent release is the 177.80 driver."
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