I'm facing an odd problem.
I recently build a new machine based around an AMD recommended motherboard
and K6-2/500. The strange thing is that with two identical Linux
installations this machine appears to be a little less than 20% faster
than my P160 machine (overclocked at 200). The test here is setiathome
which is getting 99%-plus CPU time on both machines (according to top).
Watching the progress counts on the two machines side by side shows
that for every 10% completed on the old machine the new machine has
processed 11.7% or thereabouts.
What am I missing? What do people recommend in the way of "proper"
benchmarks? Can I log kernel stats and perform the equivalent of
sar reports on commercial platforms?
(I heard some rumblings about Linux not behaving well with more than
64Mb of RAM. Since the new machine has 128Mb I wonder, is this a true
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