Today's post by the new Phoronix intern is looking at the state of various new (and experimental) features within Mozilla's Firefox web-browser. Covered in this article is the Electrolysis e10s multi-process model, Encrypted Media Extensions, Media Source Extensions, Skia, off-main thread compositing, and sandboxing.
18 May 2015
A few days ago I ran some fresh hard drive file-system benchmarks on Linux 4.0 and today those results are being complemented by the solid-state drive results. Tested on the SSD were the popular EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, and F2FS file-systems.
12 April 2015 - 9 Comments
It's been a while since last running any Linux file-system tests on a hard drive considering all of the test systems around here are using solid-state storage and only a few systems commissioned in the Linux benchmarking test farm are using hard drives, but with Linux 4.0 around the corner, here's a six-way file-system comparison on Linux 4.0 with a HDD using EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, and even NTFS, NILFS2, and ReiserFS.
8 April 2015 - 27 Comments
Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 was released today as the quarterly update to Phoronix Media's open-source, cross-platform benchmarking and automated testing software.
24 March 2015
For those that may soon be upgrading to the recently released Linux 3.19 kernel, here's some file-system tests comparing EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, and F2FS on a solid-state drive compared to Linux 3.18.
10 February 2015 - 7 Comments
My latest Intel Broadwell Linux benchmarks are looking at the performance of the in-development GCC 5 compared to GCC 4.9, the current stable release shipped by many Linux distributions throughout 2014.
4 February 2015 - 1 Comment
Another day, another round of Intel Broadwell Linux benchmarks. Being looked at this morning are some GCC vs. Clang compiler benchmarks for this latest Intel microarchitecture succeeding Haswell.
30 January 2015 - 21 Comments
The release of LLVM 3.6 is expected next month as a significant step forward to this innovative compiler infrastructure. For those curious how its performance is shaping up, I've carried out some fresh LLVM Clang 3.5 vs. LLVM Clang 3.6-rc1 benchmarks this weekend.
25 January 2015 - 3 Comments
Phoronix Test Suite 5.4-Lipki is released to end out another year of improving open-source and Linux benchmarking. Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 features the next-generation, open-source Phoromatic server and client software.
9 December 2014 - 9 Comments
With the Linux 3.18 development settling down, here's our usual benchmarks of the new kernel when comparing the file-system performance against the previous stable version (Linux 3.17) for EXT4, F2FS, XFS, and Btrfs.
18 November 2014 - 5 Comments
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