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Re: Getting a new computer

From: Alexander Kobel
Subject: Re: Getting a new computer
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 10:19:01 +0100
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mid-2014 laptop: Lily 2.19.49 on a Dell Latitude E5440, Arch Linux chroot running on Debian Jessie: 49 sec, 1.25 GB peak memory usage. Wouldn't recommend this particular laptop, though, but just included it so that you have a ballpark figure.

% inxi -Fxz
System: Host: lap-11-52 Kernel: x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.7.2) Desktop: i3 Distro: Arch Linux
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Dell product: Latitude E5440 v: 00
Mobo: Dell model: 009TY8 v: A00 BIOS: Dell v: A14 date: 01/06/2016
Battery    BAT0: charge: 60.0 Wh 186.7% condition: 32.1/60.0 Wh (54%)
           model: LGC-LGC3.0 DELL NVWGM4B status: Full
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-4310U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10375 clock speeds: max: 3000 MHz 1: 2613 MHz 2: 2600 MHz 3: 2602 MHz 4: 2620 MHz Graphics: Card-1: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 Card-2: NVIDIA GF117M [GeForce 610M/710M/810M/820M / GT 620M/625M/630M/720M] bus-ID: 03:00.0
           Display Server: N/A driver: (unloaded: nv) Resolution: 272x90
Audio: Card-1 Intel 8 Series HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 Card-2 Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.30.1.pm64-smp
Network: Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection I218-LM driver: e1000e port: f080 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlan0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (38.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_750 size: 250.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 104G used: 82G (83%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
           ID-2: /tmp size: 44G used: 35G (83%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/root
ID-3: swap-1 size: 9.44GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda7
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 235 Uptime: 33 min Memory: 2771.9/7892.9MB Init: systemd Gcc sys: 6.2.1
           Client: Shell (zsh 5.2) inxi: 2.3.4

On 2016-11-17 03:24, Vaughan McAlley wrote:

My 2008 iMac is reaching the end of its useful life, and I would like to
replace it with some kind of desktop computer that runs Debian. Given
that a significant proportion of my time on this new computer will be
compiling Lilypond files, I was wondering which specs I should be

I’ve included a large project if anyone with a newish computer would
like to test their compilation time. The main file is It takes
my computer between 4 and 5 minutes to compile.


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