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Old 2006-11-15, 22:54   #2
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Originally Posted by www.mersenne.org/bench.htm
Where more than one user has reported timings for a given CPU, anomalous timings are discarded and the best times are reported.
I think the last part should be read as "... are discarded, and then the best times are reported."

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Also, why use the best time? Why not use the average time?
Since the (elapsed) timings necessarily include the time needed to run any other software (OS or applications) as well as the Prime95 time, the best non-anomalous time probably includes the least non-Prime95 contribution and thus most accurately reflects Prime95 performance. (A best time that is significantly better than clustered next-best times would probably be interpreted as anomalous in the preceding step.)

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