Lenovo ThinkStation P330 Tiny Performance and Power Consumption
Instead of going through the entire Linux-Bench test suite, we are going to show a few performance and power numbers here to give a general sense of performance. We actually planned to do storage testing, but then we realized that there was a huge variability in terms of what drives could be found in machines.
Python Linux 4.4.2 Kernel Compile Benchmark
This is one of the most requested benchmarks for STH over the past few years. The task was simple, we have a standard configuration file, the Linux 4.4.2 kernel from kernel.org, and make the standard auto-generated configuration utilizing every thread in the system. We are expressing results in terms of compiles per hour to make the results easier to read:
The Core i7-8700T performs much better than expected in some ways. The increase in base clock speeds along with the additional 6 threads boosted performance significantly.
7-zip Compression Performance
7-zip is a widely used compression/ decompression program that works cross-platform. We started using the program during our early days with Windows testing. It is now part of Linux-Bench.
As a quick note here, we had the option to get the Core i5-8500T for around $10-15 less. That is not a huge delta and it seems worthwhile given the performance delta. We may have just gotten this as a street pricing on the day we purchased, but it may be worth looking for a similar unit.
OpenSSL is widely used to secure communications between servers. This is an important protocol in many server stacks. We first look at our sign tests:
Here are the verify results:
Performance-wise, we see a solid figure here that is into the lower end of the Xeon E-2200 series. That may not be the most spectacular CPU, but it did perform well for us in this system.
Next, we are going to discuss power consumption before getting to our final words.