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Welcome To The OpenBenchmarking.org Blog

Welcome to the OpenBenchmarking.org Blog. This is a new, unique way to explore the vast collection of data on OpenBenchmarking.org that is already building just days after launching OpenBenchmarking.org and Phoronix Test Suite 3.0-Iveland. There is already tens of thousands of benchmark results, thousands of industry reviews, thousands of search queries being carried out, and statistics on hundreds of thousands hardware/software components. This blog through a variety of automated and manual means is a way to filter this data and provide it to the interested hardware/software enthusiasts in a passive, friendly manner.

Found on this blog right away you will find:

Featured Results: Every morning on OpenBenchmarking.org will be displayed a new featured result. There are dozens (soon, hundreds) of result files being uploaded on a daily basis that you can track from the latest results page and/or the latest results RSS feed. However, if you would like to see only the best of these results, you will find them listed on this blog.

One featured result will be shown per day. The featured result is automatically generated and is based upon a variety of factors using a proprietary algorithm. This includes monitoring the result files for the tests that are executed, how many tests were run, what is being compared, how many times the set of results have been viewed, the number of comments associated with that result set, and the user's authority, among other measurements to weight the results in determining what should be displayed.

Weekly Highlights: Once per week there is a blog post (also automated) that summarizes the activity on OpenBenchmarking.org over the past week, including popular search queries, hardware gaining popularity, and other interesting metrics.

Monthly Highlights: At the beginning of each month is another post -- similar to the weekly summaries -- that provides a recap of the popular software/hardware, popular search results for that month, and other data of interest to computer enthusiasts.

Hardware Launches: Phoronix Media's Cekora Engine for indexing independent reviews across the Internet for over the past seven years is used by OpenBenchmarking.org for providing relevant industry reviews within hardware search results. As this review database is growing daily, OpenBenchmarking.org is able to determine when major product launches occur based upon a sudden onslaught of reviews (i.e. the product's press embargo expiring). When OpenBenchmarking.org detects a major GPU/CPU/motherboard launch, you can be notified on the OpenBenchmarking.org Blog with links to these industry reviews.

Announcements: Word on new OpenBenchmarking.org features and other important Phoronix Test Suite capabilities will be shared.

This is what you will find on the blog right now, but much more is to come in the very near future. There will also be blog posts that we create where we further analyze and verify results from the OpenBenchmarking.org community, examine new test profiles and suite, talk of new site features, and much more.

Even for the original content that's automatically generated, with this blog you can still interact with the posts just like any other blog with user comments and other features from your OpenBenchmarking.org account.

This is a one-of-a-kind blog and can complement any enthusiast's daily online reading. For easy reading there is also the OpenBenchmarking.org Blog RSS Feed or simply visit openbenchmarking.org/blog. There is also the OpenBenchmarking.org Twitter. Thanks for reading.

Michael Larabel
Founder of Phoronix Media, Lead Developer Of The Phoronix Test Suite, OpenBenchmarking.org

This is a post from the OpenBenchmarking.org Blog by Michael Larabel. Welcome To The OpenBenchmarking.org Blog was posted in Announcements on Wednesday, 02 March 2011.

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