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I would like to compare my notebook with my iPhone (about power (speed)). i need something that is really "official" or let's me make a clear statement because I'm using it for a bachelor thesis. is there something like a well known benchmark, or is it possible i write something on my own?

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There are a number of common benchmarks but they all attempt to measure different things. Until you define what aspects of a device's performance you care about I don't know how to suggest one. Look at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benchmark_(computing) for a start. –  Jonah Jan 7 '11 at 20:41
    
hi thx for the links, i guess you're right joshua. didn't know this site. –  Kiwi Jan 7 '11 at 21:08
    
Don't forget there is also: Apple.StackExchange.com for more related iPhone/iPod questions –  random Jan 8 '11 at 20:33

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You are looking for the Linpack benchmark http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LINPACK

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thx for that there is also an app for the iphone already. it is called linpack benchmark. –  Kiwi Jan 7 '11 at 23:00
    
oh and if someone is interested my results are: macbook pro 13", 2,4GHz, 4Mb Ram 128 ssd: 798.413 Mflop/s in 0.11s vs. iPhone 3GS: 24.61 Mflop/s and 0.22s. sry again for the double posting. @Matthew: i would like to give you some credit but because of double posting this topic i lost my reputations :( –  Kiwi Jan 7 '11 at 23:03

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