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Octane 2 on the Raspberry Pi 3

posted 5 Mar 2016, 19:53 by Ian MORRISON   [ updated 10 Mar 2016, 04:33 ]
Having run Octane 2 on some of the recent Intel-based mini PCs I thought I'd take a look at it running on the new Raspberry Pi 3 board.

I chose Ubuntu Mate as my OS and created an SD card to run it from including resizing the installed image to utilize all available space.

Having booted, installed, and rebooted, I performed a software update and installed the Chromium browser.

Another reboot later I was ready to run Octane 2. But there was a problem:

I just couldn't get Octane to complete. So I tried Firefox and guess what?

However after a couple of warnings it did complete so we have a result of 2725:

But trying Chromium again I got: 

Which is interesting however the result of 2725 achieved on Firefox is probably spurious. An updated test can be found here.