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Phoronix Test Suite 5.2 Release Marks Six Years Of Open-Source Benchmarking

Michael Larabel

Published on 5 June 2014
Written by Michael Larabel
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Phoronix Test Suite 5.2-Khanino is now available as the latest quarterly update to the open-source Phoronix Test Suite benchmarking software for Linux, BSD, Windows, Solaris, and OS X platforms with its hundreds of test profiles via OpenBenchmarking.org.

Chicago, IL -- 5 June, 2014 -- Phoronix Media has announced the immediate availability of Phoronix Test Suite 5.2 (codenamed "Khanino") that comes on the ten year anniversary of the founding of Phoronix and the six year anniversary to the day of releasing Phoronix Test Suite 1.0.

Phoronix Test Suite 5.2 is the latest stable, major update to the Phoronix Test Suite that christens a number of new features, other improvements, and corrections to the GPL-licensed benchmarking software. The main addition to Phoronix Test Suite 5.2 is an experimental / tech preview version of the next-generation version of Phoromatic, the enterprise component designed to centrally manage a large cluster of Phoronix Test Suite systems to conduct organized, time/trigger-based testing, and carry out other test management tasks from a centralized web-based interface. The built-in Phoromatic server and client support will be made feature-complete and further improved for enterprise customers within future Phoronix Test Suite 5.x releases along with the HTML5-based GUI.

Phoronix Test Suite 5.2 also presents new result graphing improvements, hardware and software monitoring and detection improvements within the Phodevi device library, a number of new smaller sub-command features and options, and other minor enhancements.

This latest release of Phoronix Test Suite 5.2 for carrying out automated, open-source, and reproducible benchmarks can be downloaded at Phoronix-Test-Suite.com. The open-source code to the Phoronix Test Suite is hosted on GitHub with independent code contributions and reports being welcomed. Enterprise support, project sponsorship, custom engineering, and other commercial services are offered by contacting commercial.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 June 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 2,700 original featured articles and more than 12,000 original news stories.

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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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