Dave Korn
Wed Mar 7 14:31:00 GMT 2007

On 07 March 2007 14:26, Dave Korn wrote:

> On 07 March 2007 14:05, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> Does anybody have a simple algorithm how to calculate BogoMIPS on
>> Windows?

  Oh, found this in the bogomips mini-howto:

"  A non-determinative alternative, which is also applicable for non-Linux
systems such as Crays, Palm PDAs, DOS, and similar, may be a standalone
BogoMips program. Some versions are currently available, viz., by Darrick
Wong,, and by Philip Snowdon, Jeff Tranter, was the original
author. From his readme file:

    `Tired of rebooting your system so you can see how many BogoMips it's
running at today? [...] "Bogomips" is a standalone program that displays your
system performance using one of the world's most recognized benchmarks. It
uses the same code that is used in the Linux kernel while booting, but runs as
a user program. [...] Version 1.3 of BogoMips is now portable and should run
on any system that supports an ANSI C compiler and library.'

Note that due to system load values calculated with a standalone program on
Linux systems may be quite different from registered in the list below.
Intrinsically a standalone program cannot give precisely similar information
to the boot sequence BogoMips, since system load will compete with the program
run by an ordinary user. Therefore only boot sequence BogoMips ratings are
listed below.

  Therefore, check out Darrick's program on, if still reachable.
He even has a MSW*nd*ws binary version. And very interestingly, Phil Snowdon
has developed the PalmOS version, to be found at   "

  The URL fir Darrick Wong's homepage is out-of-date, it is now at:

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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