Compiling Linux: Suse Linux 7.3 / Kernel 2.4.13
When it comes to compiling the latest Linux kernel, the AMD Athlon XP 1900+ is the fastest CPU. It needs a mere 217 seconds - whereas the Intel Pentium 4/2000 needs 264 seconds to compile the same kernel.
Archiving: WinACE 2.04
Archiving is a very practical application. WinACE 2.04 was used under Windows XP to archive a 178 MB WAV file while the clock was running. In this discipline, the Intel Pentium 4/2000 continues to be head and shoulders above the rest. The Athlon XP 1900+ takes second place.