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BogoMips mini-Howto

Wim van Dorst,

v34, 2003-08-07, jubilee edition

This text gives some information about BogoMips, compiled from various sources such as news and e-mail. This text, initially started back in 1993 as BogoMips Information Sheet, is retrievable in the most up-to-date version from its homepage at, and from the various Linux archives in the file .../HOWTO/mini/BogoMips. Translations are reported to be available in Chinese, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Slovak from appropriate archives. An explanatory article, titled 'the Quintessential Linux Benchmark,' was published in the Linux Journal, vol 21, January 1996. The BogoMips is also explained in The Jargon File. New mini-Howto entries for unlisted CPUs will be highly appreciated. They can be send per e-mail to the author Wim van Dorst

1. The highest and lowest BogoMips ratings

2. The frequently asked questions about BogoMips

3. Compilation of ratings

4. Signature

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