Phoronix Test Suite 4.0-Suldal expands the capabilities of
Phoronix Media's leading open-source, multi-platform testing software to advance
the areas of standardized automated benchmarking, per-commit regression testing,
and performance efficiency monitoring.
Munich, Bavaria (PRWEB)
- 23 July 2012 - Phoronix Media has announced the immediate availability
of Phoronix Test Suite 4.0 (codenamed
"Suldal") as the next-generation platform for conducting automated and
reproducible benchmarks under Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, BSD, and Windows operating
systems. Additionally, upcoming milestones have been announced that will further
enhance standardized open-source testing and computing performance research.
Phoronix Test Suite 4.0 introduces many new features intended
to offer greater flexibility and capabilities for carrying out automated benchmarks
and test cases that scale from embedded devices to super-computers. Among the
notable features introduced to Phoronix Test Suite 4.0 are improvements for monitoring
performance-per-Watt efficiency of computer hardware and software, hardware/software
component detection enhancements, a new result viewer interface, more verbose
and intelligent reporting of system details, greater documentation, and more advanced
result analytical features.
The Phoronix Test Suite allows individuals and organizations to
carry out automated and quantitative test cases and benchmarks in a fully automated
and standardized manner using a unique open-source testing architecture. The Phoronix
Test Suite offers over 200 separate test profiles and 60 test suites through its
integration with OpenBenchmarking.org,
another Phoronix Media component that provides a collaborative web-based platform
for analyzing test data, hosting test profiles and test suites, and providing
a straight-forward means of comparing test results.
"Many of the features introduced during Suldal's development
benefit all users from Fortune 500 organizations to leading research universities
and independent end-users," says Michael Larabel, the founder of Phoronix
Media and lead architect of the Phoronix Test Suite. "The fourth-generation
Phoronix Test Suite software continues to set new precedence for automated testing
and remains the leading choice for IHVs, ISVs, academia, and other organizations
for handling performance monitoring management, component comparisons, and customer-driven
research. Going forward with our next set of milestones, the feature-set will
continue to be enriched as its role within multiple fields is expanded."
Phoronix Media is committing today to delivering two new software
products in Q4'2012: Phoronix Test Suite 4.2-Randaberg and a new software product
currently being developed under the codename "Unterschleissheim", an
original Linux-based performance research operating system for analyzing hardware
performance with a fully-standardized software stack. Phoronix Test Suite 4.2
will continue to push new levels of automated testing and autonomous test-driven
development. The "Unterschleissheim" project will build upon the concepts
and technology developed for the experimental PTS Desktop Live initiative in years
prior to create a compelling Linux OS for facilitating direct hardware performance
comparisons. Revised versions of the Phoromatic and OpenBenchmarking.org software
will also soon be entering closed-beta to select partners.
The Phoronix Test Suite software is available from Phoronix-Test-Suite.com.
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:
Michael Larabel founded Phoronix Media 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 2,100
original featured articles and more than 6,300 original news stories.
phoronix [at] phoronix.com