Riding off the new codebase in conjunction with PTS 6.2-Gamvik, the OpenBenchmarking.org re-architecting, and a more powerful server, the statistics fun is back. I'm still working on exposing different ways to expose the stats on the millions of PC hardware/software components we have access to at OpenBenchmarking.org, so stay tuned for more updates in the weeks ahead along with sharing any other interesting ideas you might have. From OpenBenchmarking.org there's been more than 14 million test downloads and statistics on literally millions of various hardware/software combinations.
One of the first statistical features re-enabled for the new OpenBenchmarking.org that's coming soon is the month-by-month tracking of the popularity of different items within the various components tracked by PTS/OpenBenchmarking.org (display drivers, CPUs, file-systems, etc). Here's a look at these trends for over the past 12 months. Keep in mind those running the Phoronix Test Suite aren't your typical users but more along the lines of enthusiasts / power users or in the enterprise space by server administrators and other professionals.
EXT4 remains the most popular file-system used when benchmarking by far.
Ubuntu remains the most popular Linux distribution used when benchmarking, but CentOS, Arch, Debian, and others are gaining ground as well. There are spikes at times for others (like CentOS) when companies are bringing onboard many thousands of new servers for benchmarking that can shift the perspective out of whack by displacing the independent users.
Stay tuned for a lot more Linux hardware/software statistics that can be tapped using the new OpenBenchmarking.org. Beta access to the next-gen OpenBenchmarking.org should open up in the next few days followed by its official launch alongside Phoronix Test Suite 6.2 in February.