John on 23 Jun, 2014 05:34 PM
Thank you for your message. Artem is correct — RHEL 6 is
the lowest supported version of Geekbench 3. Due to licensing
issues we cannot provide a statically linked build of Geekbench
If Artem's suggestion doesn't work you could try running
Geekbench 2 instead. While Geekbench 2 and Geekbench 3 scores are
not comparable Geekbench 2 does support a wider range of operating
systems. You can download Geekbench 2 here:
Is there an option or possibility for me to statically compile geekbench so I can make it more portable for my use.
I am sure getting the source for this is a touchy subject, but making a portable executable is very important for me to be able to collect all the porformance information I'd like to across all the servers I'd like to benchmark.
If I were them, I would provide intermediate .o files and a Makefile to build the final application but so far I haven't seen anyone doing that aside from some hardware vendors (NVIDIA, AMD and some others). The shim to talk to the kernel must be GPLed, but there's no such limitation in regard to user space applications and these two libraries.