Create a consistent benchmark test for Ubuntu Desktop

Registered by Victor Tuson Palau on 2012-10-16

Ubuntu Desktop is now used across multiple hardware including x86 and ARM based. We need a test tool that allow us to compare the performance of the desktop in each of these.

Part of this spec is to indentify what indicators are important

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Jason Warner
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Victor Tuson Palau
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Superseded
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None
Completed by
Victor Tuson Palau on 2012-10-25

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Pull in existing test and look at develop new ones that provide a good benchmark for:

* Ccapture system information
* Used space after install - specially important for ARM embedded systems
* CPU load when idle - important for battery life
* RAM usage at idle - Battery life and application performance
* Battery life on standby (perhaps look at battery drainage for a specific time period, as the spec of the battery will impact on the overall performance)
* Battery life while web browsing
* Battery life while playing HD video
* Bootup speed
* Time to Suspend
* Time to Resume
* Frames per second via Unity

All of this test should be package into a benchmark test suite that can run on x86 and ARM.

The aim is to have a tool that allow you to:
* Given a new software version if the same system performing better or worst
* Given a common software baseline, what system performs better

(apples v apples comparison is the main goal)

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