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What OpenBenchmarking.org Is About & Why It Matters

Michael Larabel

Published on 2 February 2011
Written by Michael Larabel
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Linux support is obviously the primary focus of OpenBenchmarking.org, but OpenBenchmarking.org is compatible with any operating system supported by the Phoronix Test Suite. This also means you can utilize all of the same features and results for Mac OS X, Solaris, the *BSDs, and even Microsoft Windows 7.


OpenBenchmarking.org is still a work in progress.

Other items being worked on for OpenBenchmarking.org is automatic spotting of performance / compatibility anomalies and quirks, analyzing real-world upgrade trends and auto-parsing and suggestions based upon uploaded configuration files / system logs that are self-learning based upon all of the available uploaded community data. From the web, you can also construct custom test suites and much more.


From viewing a test profile page you can also find all results that meet a given criteria (e.g. 2560 x 1600 resolution, HDR enabled, sound enabled).

An enterprise version of OpenBenchmarking.org is currently being evaluated. Contact us if this work sounds like something of interest to your firm.

With the Phoronix Test Suite in conjunction with Phoronix Global we proved just how easy it could be to run a benchmark against another set of results via a simple syntax of "phoronix-test-suite benchmark i-20256-29469-2359", but with Phoronix Test Suite 3.0 on Openbenchmarking.org it has made even easier. You can still specify an OpenBenchmarking.org ID, but shipping with Phoronix Test Suite 3.0 is also MIME launcher support for the .openbenchmarking file extension. With the MIME launching support installed, it is simply a matter of clicking on an OpenBenchmarking.org icon from a test result page, test profile, or test suite. From that, the Phoronix Test Suite will automatically start up just as if you had copied and pasted that ID from your web-browser after manually launching the Phoronix Test Suite.

The pre-launch database that powers OpenBenchmarking.org (as of yesterday evening) is made up of 35,681 test results, metrics on 227,132 test completions, 6,540 result files, 68,761 systems, 9,571 industry reviews, and 440,388 computer components.


You can search for a lot more than just CPUs, GPUs, and motherboards. Mice? Keyboards? Network adapters? No problem.

Stay tuned, as even this fully does not fully describe OpenBenchmarking.org and Phoronix Test Suite 3.0-Iveland, which will be introduced later this month in Munich and Los Angeles. The SCALE talk is taking place 26 February at 3PM PST. If you are interested, follow the Phoronix Facebook page (and there is an OpenBenchmarking.org page available from there), as early access will be provided to those users. Your pre-launch feedback and questions are also much appreciated in our forums.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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