MAR
24
2006

Power Qt

The Canberra LUG and the Department of Computer Science at the Australian National University (in particular, Bob and Steve) have done some very nice work with a couple of Power5 boxes that IBM has loaned out.

I took a chance to do some benchmarks of compile speed. Qt is important, so I decided to see how long it takes to build Qt (using qt-x11-opensource-src-4.1.3-snapshot-20060323).
Answer:
real 26m19.481s
user 94m6.628s
sys 5m24.688s

That is on a four way partition, using gcc-4.0.3 from Debian etch (testing).