[nSLUG] Atom processor - bogo mips

Jim Haliburton jim at on-site.ns.ca
Tue Sep 2 07:52:42 ADT 2008

Good Day All;

About a week ago the subject of the Intel Atom processor came up.  I had 
said that we had CentOS running on one.  

I was curious to find the bogomips number and came up with 2 answers for 

An HP Pentium 4 running at 2.66 GHz on a 533 FSB gave a bogo-mips of 
about 5322.

The Intel D945GCLF motherboard running the ATOM 230 (not 270 as I 
thought) at 1.6 GHz on a 533 FSB gives a bogo-mips of about 3191.  

Now I do not know how bogo-mips are calculated.  However the two numbers 
appear to be closely correlated to the processor core clock speed.

Either way with lots of RAM both units give good performance.  


Jim Haliburton

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