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A Number Of New & Updated Linux Benchmarks

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Published on 24 January 2013 03:44 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
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After yesterday writing about recent benchmarking improvements, including over a dozen new open-source benchmarks graciously provided by Intel and then ongoing improvements to the Phoronix Test Suite client, there's more to talk about this morning for those interested in open-source benchmarking.

Uploaded to OpenBenchmarking.org yesterday following the Phoronix Test Suite 4.4-Forsand Milestone 1 release was another handful of new/updated test profiles for carrying out performance tests on Linux and Mac OS X / Solaris / BSD.

Rodinia - The Rodinia compute-intensive accelerators have finally made it into the Phoronix Test Suite / OpenBenchmarking.org. Rodinia comes out of the University of Virginia and is a popular computational suite in academia. Rodinia has targets for OpenCL, CUDA, and OpenMP. This is another nice complement for our expanding scientific coverage and just a day after Parboil was added.

Minion - This interesting constraint solver has been updated against its latest upstream v0.15 release, which happened in December. Minion 0.15 features OS X performance improvements through refining of compiler switches, a new HaggisGAC constraint, and an output-compressed flag.

John The Ripper - This is a long-standing benchmark we have used within the Phoronix Test Suite for those interested in cryptography and a good gauge for compiler and CPU performance comparisons. Updated on Wednesday to John The Ripper was a cache-sharing fix for ensuring crypto runs don't fail when running JTR multiple times.

Bullet Physics Engine - This test isn't new to our testing platform, but the bullet test has been upgraded against the upstream Bullet 2.81 packaging.

Postmark - The long-standing mail server benchmark has been revised to be more intense towards file-system and disk benchmarking.

SuperTuxKart - The open-source Tux racing game has been updated against the upstream 0.8.0 game for Linux x86/x86_64. New test parameters have also been incorporated.

Build ImageMagick - The ImageMagick compilation benchmark has been updated against upstream ImageMagick 6.8.1-10 from this month.

Mencoder - The MPlayer video encoding benchmark has been re-worked to use MPlayer 1.1 and other test profile changes made.

OpenBenchmarking.org is now home to 293 test profiles and 84 test suites that are available to Phoronix Test Suite users.

The latest release of the Phoronix Test Suite can be downloaded from Phoronix-Test-Suite.com. Commercial support, behind-the-firewall installations of OpenBenchmarking.org, and other custom enterprise services continue to be offered to organizations by contacting us, or for companies simply wishing to sponsor/support this open-source multi-platform benchmarking framework. Feature requests and other suggestions and comments can be directed to the forums.

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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