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The Most Popular Linux Benchmarks Of 2012

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Published on 30 December 2012 01:15 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
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With 2012 coming to a close, here's a look at the most popular data that was uploaded to the collaborative OpenBenchmarking.org testing platform this calendar year.

In 2012 there have been 23,733 result files shared on OpenBenchmarking.org, nearly double the amount shared in 2011 (12,295 result files were uploaded last year). In these 23k result files, they contain a total of 208,376 benchmark results. While that's the number of benchmark results publicly shared so far this calendar year, the opt-in anonymous usage reporting from the Phoronix Test Suite client indicates that there's over 502,380 benchmarks carried out this year using the Phoronix Test Suite and OpenBenchmarking.org. If factoring in the private use of our benchmarking infrastructure and those operating it behind-the-firewall, the number should well exceed one million benchmarks being carried out annually by independent end-users, Fortune 500 organizations, and government agencies. Showing the incredible adoption of the Phoronix Test Suite software, there was 256% growth year-over-year in terms of new client activations.

OpenBenchmarking.org in conjunction with the Phoronix Test Suite also collected data in 2012 on more than 145,959 PCI device combinations for those opting to do the anonymous usage/statistics reporting. Similarly, there was 75,800 USB device data added to the OpenBenchmarking.org database this year. Compared to the focus on the benchmark result data, this is all part of the excessive mountain of data being collected by OpenBenchmarking.org to be better harnessed and utilized in the future.

In terms of test profiles, the available tests that can be executed from the Phoronix Test Suite has grown to 247 total test profiles and 76 total test suites.

Here's a look at some of the most popular result files that were uploaded this year:

- LLVM Clang 3.1 GCC 4.7 Intel Core i7 Benchmarks
- OMAP4460 dual-core ARMv7 Cortex-A9 Linux
- Debian kFreeBSD 9.0 vs. Linux vs. FreeBSD 9
- Intel Core i7 3770K Power Consumption, Thermal
- AHCI VS IDE
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- GCC 4.7 LLVM Clang 3.1 Compiler Performance
- Intel Core i7 DragonflyBSD 3.0.2 FreeBSD
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Btrfs File-System
- Ubuntu 12.04 Intel i7 Clarksfield Virtualization

Look for a really great 2013 with many improvements and new features being planned to the Phoronix Test Suite, OpenBenchmarking.org, and Phoromatic. It should be one hell of a great year with amazing milestones being planned as the open-source benchmarking software continues to be rapidly adopted across many industries. This, along with the overall progress of Linux, is another one of the reasons for my eventual departure from the editorial side of Phoronix to better focus upon these technical benchmarking areas with continuing to be the main developer behind these original software projects.

If you're an organization already using -- or looking to use -- the Phoronix Test Suite and OpenBenchmarking.org, consider our contacting us about the custom engineering and professional services offered.

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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