On Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 12:52 PM, Mike Pall <mike-1208@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Even more interesting would be to show the SciMark scores weighted > by power consumption (one core under full load). Alas, that data > is not readily available, so I'll leave the speculation to others > (but I think it would be off-topic for this list). There is starting to be serious attention to the competition between ARM and x86_64 in high-performance computing on just this metric! Right now you'll have to pretend to be a qualified prospect to get hard data from the vendors, but the trade press and consultants like Gartner are digging. Yes, it's off-topic but the data *can* be had if you know the right people. ;-) -- Twitter: http://twitter.com/znmeb; Computational Journalism Publishers Workbench: http://j.mp/QCsXOr Data is the new coal - abundant, dirty and difficult to mine.