Phoronix Test Suite 2.2 Further Expands The Linux Benchmarking Landscape
Phoronix Test Suite 2.2 "Bardu" provides an abundance of benchmarking
capabilities and options for those looking to run automated performance tests
on Linux, OpenSolaris, BSD, and Mac OS X platforms.
Chicago, IL -- November 16, 2009 -- Continuing in the tradition of providing
feature-rich, quarterly updates to the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoronix
Media has announced the immediate availability of Phoronix Test Suite 2.2
(codenamed "Bardu"). Phoronix Test Suite 2.2 continues to expand the
capabilities and feature set for this open-source testing framework with the introduction
of many new features, a new graphical user-interface, numerous new test profiles
and suites, and a public beta of the Phoromatic remote test management system.
Version 2.2 of the Phoronix Test Suite features automated regression
tracking support via the introduction of a Git bisecting module, test
recovery support, statistical
significance verification, anonymous usage reporting, support for multiple
display modes, network proxy support, and significant revisions and usability
improvements to the graphical user-interface. Newly supported operating systems by the
Phoronix Test Suite 2.2 release include Mac OS X 10.6, FreeBSD 8.0, Ubuntu 9.10,
Fedora 12, SuSE Linux 11.2, and early-look support for OpenSolaris 2010.02.
"Organizations around the world continue to adopt and deploy the Phoronix
Test Suite for their internal hardware and software testing needs at a vigorous
pace," said Michael Larabel, founder of Phoronix Media and the lead architect
of the Phoronix Test Suite. "We firmly believe that Phoronix Test Suite 2.2
is our best quarterly release and furthers us on our quest to deliver an open,
standardized platform for which tests can be carried out in a completely automated
and repeatable manner with turn-key deployment capabilities. Users of the Phoronix
Test Suite have been especially interested in some of the statistical and performance
tracking features that can be found in version 2.2."
Phoronix Test Suite 2.2 incorporates 120 test profiles and 50 test suites,
while its feature-rich framework allows new tests and suites to be quickly and
easily added for measuring almost any task. Newly added test profiles in Phoronix
Test Suite 2.2 expand the capabilities for measuring a system's memory, disk,
and computational performance along with new benchmarks for gauging a system's
ray-tracing and OpenCL capabilities.
"Going forward we will continue to expand the robustness of the Phoronix
Test Suite while driving our presence in other areas, including support for testing
Microsoft Windows operating systems," added Michael Larabel. "Our first
major release for 2010, Lenvik, is already well into planning and development."
The Phoromatic remote test management software is now also available as a public
beta at Phoromatic.com. Phoromatic allows
test administrators to management multiple test node(s) simultaneously within
a test farm or distributed environment and to monitor the installed system software/hardware,
schedule the automated running of test profiles on a set interval, and to analyze
all test results from a private, central repository via a web-based interface.
Phoromatic will continue to evolve into 2010 and will be available to enterprise
customers of the Phoronix Test Suite for LAN / intranet installations.
Phoronix Test Suite 2.2 is available for download from Phoronix-Test-Suite.com.
A detailed change-log for the Phoronix Test Suite 2.2 update is available from
the release history
page. The PTS Desktop Live
2009.04 "Loderhof" operating system update featuring Phoronix Test Suite
2.2 will be released in December of 2009. Professional support for the Phoronix
Test Suite and related software / services is available to enterprise customers.
Community support is available via the Phoronix
Forums and mailing
About The Phoronix Test Suite:
Phoronix Media develops the Phoronix Test Suite in conjunction with leading
computer hardware and software vendors. It seeks to standardize the process of
validating software and hardware on Linux and alternative operating systems by
providing the most comprehensive testing and benchmarking platform. The Phoronix
Test Suite makes it easy for hardware vendors to test an array of software relevant
to them in an autonomous manner while being highly configurable and providing
concise results. Software vendors benefit from being able to test their software
in an efficient manner for performance tuning and regression tracking, generate
new users of their products through the Phoronix Test Suite, and provide a direct
channel to hardware vendors validating against their software using this test
suite. Consumers are able to benefit from the Phoronix Test Suite by detecting
bottlenecks within their system and experience greater vitality on the Linux Operating
System from a standardized test specification.
About Phoronix Media:
Phoronix Media was founded in 2004 and is the largest Internet resource devoted
to enriching the Linux hardware experience. Its premiere web property, Phoronix.com,
publishes Linux-based hardware reviews, software previews, and driver analyses
with more than 1,600 articles and 2,400 news postings. Other Phoronix Media assets
include the Phorogit.com, PhoronixForums.com,
press [at] phoronix-media.com