Can anybody point me to some useful benchmarking software - and more importantly, a database of results?
I have some users who need to upgrade their machines because of perceived slow running - they are just over two years old now (the machines, not the users!). But we don't want to throw money away and then find that we were already still in the upper quartile for machine performance.
The machine spec is currently Dell Precision 650 Workstation, with single Intel Xeon 3.0 GHz processor, 2Gb RAM, NVIDIA Quadro FX500 card, 142Gb total disk space (all solidworks data stored on a HP Proliant server).
Running SolidWorks 2006, SP 3, Ship-in-a-bottle comes out at the following;
Test1: Shaded far right, HLR checked: 40.21 seconds Test2: Shaded far right, HLR unchecked: 36.76 seconds Test3: Shaded far left, HLR checked: 39.09 seconds Test4: Shaded far left, HLR unchecked: 40.29 seconds
The problem is, of course, that we have no way of knowing if this is fast or slow, or what score we should aim for.
All help appreciated.