On Apr 11, 2013, at 02:38 PM, Filip Tanurovski <filiptanu@...> wrote:
I wrote to Suryajith, asking him about the Benchmark database project. Hopefully, he'll reply soon.
In the meantime, I'll download and compile the source code, and familiarize myself with it.
Excellent. You should definitely compile optimized, run the benchmark, and submit your results.
A related "side project" to think about (if you're into legacy historic computing) could be to get BRL-CAD back up and running in simh:
It's been so long since we've compiled under that environment that changes would invariably be needed to our sources and CMake build system. The VAX 11/780 platform, however, is central to the BRL-CAD Benchmark. It's the performance baseline where it should give close to a "1" performance metric.
A good GSoC goal might including reporting BRL-CAD to the VAX 11/780, spending just a week or so at most, in addition to any web work to continue Suryajith's interface.