Lenovo ThinkStation P340 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:
We have a lot more data than when we reviewed the P320 Tiny and P330 Tiny. You can see that the 10th gen Core platform has roughly twice the performance of the P320 Tiny’s Core i7-7700T. That is largely due to doubling core counts.
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.
Here we are going to add a few results that we do not normally include, mixing some embedded parts we have seen recently and even some from our new STH Mini PC series.
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, this is a very competitive system for the generation. Newer systems are faster as we would imagine, but the performance is very solid with the Core i7.
Next, we are going to discuss power consumption before getting to our final words.