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Old 2006-11-15, 05:12   #1
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Default Only Best Times for Benchmarks?

I may have hinted at this question before, but I would like to ask it directly here.

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Originally Posted by 'www.mersenne.org/bench.htm'[/QUOTE
Where more than one user has reported timings for a given CPU, anomalous timings are discarded and the best times are reported.
This seems to be a contradiction. One part of the sentence says that anomalous times are discarded, whereas the other part says that the best times are reported. What if the best time is much faster than all of the other reported times; wouldn't it then count as a anomalous?

Also, why use the best time? Why not use the average time?
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