The Trim-Slice from CompuLab is a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 nettop based on the NVIDIA Tegra 2 platform. In this article are our first Ubuntu benchmarks of this low power, fan-less desktop with comparative figures to Intel's older platforms and the OMAP4660-based dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 PandaBoard ES.
Following the Texas Instruments OMAP4 PandaBoard ES benchmarks last month, CompuLab offered to send over this NVIDIA Tegra 2 system for some benchmarking. The Trim-Slice was originally unveiled a year ago and began shipping in Q2'2011, but even still remains one of the few Tegra-based ARM systems that's deployed with Ubuntu Linux by default rather than Google's Android. The Trim-Slice is also not locked-down by any means but is a completely open stack, including the boot-loader. Having an open system and a full Ubuntu stack does allow some interesting tests to be conducted. In this article is just the preliminary look and performance figures for the Trim-Slice -- except much more in the coming weeks.