I’m still having a little bit of trouble understanding the numbers Super Pi spits out. I feel a little dumb explaining it, but after seeing a lower performance from a machine running in recovery mode, I can only guess that I’m not clear as to what goes where.
As another example, here are two numbers from the same machine — one running a “default” installation, and then another with the same system “lightened” (that’s the best way I can explain it right now).
Total calculation(I/O) time= 432.643( 15.137) Sec.
And then. …
Total calculation(I/O) time= 527.081( 14.321) Sec.
The “total” numbers are different, but in a way contrary to what I would expect — the “lighter” system seems to take longer. At the same time, the number in the parenthesis, which is what I always looked at when I wanted to know how it was working, seems to suggest an improvement.