Subject: Re: How fast is a StrongARM at 233 MHz?
To: Martin Husemann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 05/21/1998 00:04:20
I'd suggest asking on port-arm32.
I've tried running the rc5des from www.distributed.net on a 233Mhz
DNARD system, among others, and the numbers were:
Machine CPU MHz OS rc5 Kkeys/sec
Sun IPX sparc 40 1.3.1 30
Digital Hinote 486/DX 50 1.3.1 49
Dell Pentium 133 1.3.1 189
Thinkpad 560 Pentium 133 1.3.1 189
PC Clone PentMMX 200 1.3.1 260
DNARD(arm32) SA-110 233 1.3 289
These are pure CPU numbers (for example the IPX is faster using
X than the Hinote, which this does not show), and the SA-110 does
not have any hardware FP, but in the CATS board I'd expect it to
be none to shabby (modulus any specific NetBSD/arm32 issues).
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on your NetBSD box, why not? Check out :)
"Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative." - Oscar Wilde
On Thu, 21 May 1998, Martin Husemann wrote:
> I'm thinking about bying a "CATS" StrongARM evaluation board (see
> http://www.chaltech.com) because it already runs NetBSD and has all
> the features I need to replace a very old i386 system.
> Just to give me a rough idea, what speed should I expect from a 233 MHz
> StrongARM SA110 processor?