1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

A Christmas Update Of Phoronix Test Suite 3.6

Phoronix

Published on 23 December 2011 12:32 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
Comment On This Article

A point release of Phoronix Test Suite 3.6-Arendal is now available for those interested in open-source benchmarking / performance validation on Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Solaris, and BSD platforms.

Phoronix Test Suite 3.6.0 was released two weeks ago while coming out today is just a minor update that incorporates a few fixes and small improvements. This update isn't particularly exciting and was thinking of even not putting it out and holding off on the changes until Phoronix Test Suite 3.8-Bygland in Q1'2012, but in the end they were pushed out today.

The Phoronix Test Suite 3.6.1 release introduces a few small fixes in pts-core, brings support for launching the PTS Results Viewer within the IceWeasel (Firefox-rebranded) web browser, and some Phodevi updates.

The updates to Phodevi (Phoronix Device Interface) include support for better Intel graphics processor name deciphering for certain generations of hardware, support for reading more motherboard information on *BSD platforms using kenv, fbdev DDX driver detection, detection support of OLPC's Sugar Desktop Environment, and external dependencies support for the Fedora-based OLPC OS as used on the forthcoming OLPC XO-1.75.

A few ARM improvements are being queued up for the Phoronix Test Suite and its OpenBenchmarking.org test profiles as more testing gets under-way on the OLPC XO-1.75 along with the OMAP4-based PandaBoard ES.

This weekend I also have a number of improvements expected to be merged for Phoronix Test Suite 3.8-Bygland and OpenBenchmarking.org, so stay tuned for some Christmas updates.

Download the Phoronix Test Suite from Phoronix-Test-Suite.com.

Phoronix Test Suite 3.6.1-Arendal
23 December 2011


- pts-core: Various minor fixes
- pts-core: Support launching the PTS Results Viewer in IceWeasel
- phodevi: Support new Intel GPU name deciphering
- phodevi: BSD support for reading motherboard information from kenv
- phodevi: Support for fbdev X.Org DDX driver detection on fall-back after vesa driver
- phodevi: OLPC Sugar Desktop Environment detection
- phodevi: OLPC Fedora external dependencies support

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 .
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Trying Out The Modern Linux Desktops With 4 Monitors + AMD/NVIDIA Graphics
  2. Turning A Basement Into A Big Linux Server Room
  3. NVIDIA's $1000+ GeForce GTX TITAN X Delivers Maximum Linux Performance
  4. OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 15.04 vs. Fedora 21 Tests: Linux Sweeps The Board
  5. The New Place Where Linux Code Is Constantly Being Benchmarked
  6. 18-GPU NVIDIA/AMD Linux Comparison Of BioShock: Infinite
Latest Linux News
  1. Clang Now Supports Targeting The NaCl OS
  2. PC-BSD Updates Its Lumina Desktop (v0.8.3)
  3. Fedora 22 Alpha Now Available For AArch64 & PowerPC64
  4. Systemd Developers Did NOT Fork The Linux Kernel
  5. PulseAudio 7.0 To Enable LFE Remixing By Default
  6. Features & Changes Coming For Mir 0.13
  7. How Far Valve Has Come: Three Years Ago They Needed OpenGL Linux Help
  8. Audacity 2.1 Improves Noise Reduction, Adds Real-Time Effects Preview
  9. Linux 4.0-rc6 Kernel Released
  10. Automatically Managing The Linux Benchmarks Firing Constantly
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. Introducing The Library Operating System For Linux
  2. Improved OpenCL Support For Blender's Cycles Renderer
  3. Allwinner Continues Jerking Around The Open-Source Community
  4. Open-Source Driver Fans Will Love NVIDIA's New OpenGL Demo
  5. GNOME 3.16 Released: It's Their Best Release Yet
  6. Systemd Change Allows For Stateless Systems With Tmpfs
  7. Ubuntu 15.04 Final Beta Released
  8. Nuclide: Facebook's New Unified IDE