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Phoronix Test Suite 2.8 Enhances Automated Testing, Benchmarking

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Published on 31 August 2010
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Phoronix Test Suite 2.8 Enhances Automated Testing, Benchmarking

The Q3'2010 update to the Phoronix Test Suite introduces new test profiles, provides new analytics capabilities, supports testing under a more diverse selection of hardware and software, and provides numerous other features for those looking to deploy this leading automated testing platform within enterprise environments.

Chicago, IL -- August 31, 2010 -- Phoronix Media has announced the immediate release of Phoronix Test Suite 2.8 (codenamed "Torsken") as its latest quarterly update to the automated testing platform used by Phoronix.com, other media publications, and countless organizations.

Version 2.8 of the Phoronix Test Suite introduces more than 70 changes to this open-source software, includes greater support for Microsoft Windows x64 operating systems, a focus on greater OpenCL test capabilities, many updated test profiles, new test installation and external dependency management code, and numerous internal changes made in preparation for Phoronix Test Suite 3.0. The Phoronix Test Suite 2.8 release provides 134 test profiles and 57 test suites for providing a plethora of testing capabilities out-of-the-box.

"Phoronix Test Suite 2.8 is another example of our commitment to providing the Linux and open-source communities with a leading automated testing and benchmarking platform that is under constant evolution to adapt to the latest and greatest hardware and trends within the computing industry," said Michael Larabel, founder of Phoronix Media and the lead architect of the Phoronix Test Suite. "The Phoronix Test Suite 2.8 release offers many exciting changes for end-users whether they are computer enthusiasts or QA engineers, while internally there are already many Phoronix Test Suite 3.0 features building that should prove to revolutionize our software stack and push a new trend in automated testing and benchmarking throughout the computing industry."

Phoronix Test Suite 2.8 can be downloaded at Phoronix-Test-Suite.com. The Phoronix Test Suite is officially supported on Linux, Mac OS X, OpenSolaris, BSD, and Microsoft Windows operating systems. The Phoronix Test Suite can be deployed and managed across an array of systems using Phoromatic. Results from the Phoronix Test Suite can be quickly and easily shared with other parties via Phoronix Global. The Phoronix Test Suite can also be tested on a standardized software stack using the PTS Desktop Live operating system.

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, Chernobyl2010.com, Cekora.com, and RadeonHD.org.

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