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BogoMips mini-Howto

Wim van Dorst, WvD@clifton.nl

2006-03-02, version V38

Revision History
Revision v38 2006-03-02
Added legal stuff, updated and enhanced revhistory, various improvements to the XML markup, general text editing, plenty of new entries and some corrections, and a new highest (6800.58), which is the real reason for a new update; added new section; added the translators' names; added a colofon; added birthdate of BogoMips (11 July 1993).
Revision v34 2003-08-07
__ Jubilee edition: ten years of existence of the BogoMips mini-Howto. Ratings have now reached new peaks over 6000 BogoMips
Revision somehow numbered 1.2 1999-11-12
Revision unnumbered publication. Probablye the first Linuxdoc SGML version. Highest just over 900 1999-02-08
Revision First publication Late 1993
__ named BogoMips Information Sheet, well before the term Howto and mini-Howto were coined. Does anyone still have a copy of this text for me, please? Plain Ascii list.

The mini-howto text gives information about BogoMips, compiled from various sources such as news and e-mail. New BogoMips entries for the mini-Howto, notably for unlisted CPUs, will be highly appreciated. They can be sent by e-mail to the author Wim van Dorst


Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. Colofon
2. The highest and lowest BogoMips ratings
2.1. The highest single-CPU Linux boot sequence BogoMips value
2.2. The lowest Linux boot sequence BogoMips value
2.3. The highest dual core (SMP2, hypertreading) BogoMips value
2.4. The highest multiple-CPU Linux boot sequence BogoMips value
2.5. The highest non-Linux BogoMips value
3. The frequently asked questions about BogoMips
3.1. What are BogoMips
3.2. How to estimate what the proper BogoMips rating should be
3.3. How to determine what the current BogoMips rating is
3.4. Variations in BogoMips rating
3.5. New BogoMips algorithm?
3.6. BogoMips ... failed
3.7. What about clone CPUs (Cyrix, NexGen, AMD, etc)
3.8. Why to pay attention to BogoMips
4. Compilation of ratings
4.1. 386 systems: SX, DX, Nexgen
4.2. Oddly or faultily configured 386 systems
4.3. 486 systems
4.4. Oddly or faultily configured 486 systems
4.5. 486 variations: Cyrix/IBM, UMC, Intel Overdrive
4.6. Pentium systems
4.7. Oddly or faultily configured Pentium systems
4.8. Pentium variations: Intel (MMX, Pro, II, Celeron, III, 4, M)
4.9. Pentium variations: Cyrix, AMD (K5/K6/K7, Duron, Athlon, Opteron), Centaur
4.10. Alpha systems
4.11. Motorola systems
4.12. Sparc systems
4.13. PowerPC systems
4.14. Other CPU systems: Mips, Intel 8088/286 ELKS, IBM, Transmeta Crusoe, PA-RISC, Hitachi SH, Arm and StrongArm, iDragon, Vax, CRIS Etrax, XScale, Rise
4.15. Dual-CPU systems (SMP2, hyperthreading, Dual core)
4.16. Multi-CPU systems (SMP4, Beowulf, others)
4.17. Non-Linux systems (reference only)
5. Signature

Copyright © 1993—2006 Wim van Dorst, GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL)

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with the Invariant Sections being Introduction, The highest and lowest BogoMips ratings, The frequently asked questions about BogoMips, Compilation of ratings, and Signature, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover texts. A copy of the licence can be retrieved from the Free Software Foundation.