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Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

100 Tests & Counting For Linux Benchmarking

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Published on 05 May 2009 01:33 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
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I am pleased to announce that the Phoronix Test Suite has just incorporated its 100th test profile. With now having 100 different tests and over 50 test suites, there are plenty of tests to suit your needs whether you are interested in graphics / video, server, CPU, memory, disk, or system benchmarking. This also raises the count for the number of compatible tests in our GPLv3-licensed automated testing software that is compatible with Mac OS X, OpenSolaris, and *BSD operating systems.

Among the recently added test profiles are dbench (another disk test), gmpbench (a GMP test profile), pgbench (PostgreSQL testing), tiobench (Threaded I/O Tester), Crafty (an advanced chess engine), opstone-vsp (CPU Vector Scalar Product), opstone-svsp (CPU Sparse-Vector Scalar Product), opstone-svd (CPU Singular Value Decomposition), cachebench (a memory cache test), and apache (Apache benchmarking). This is also in addition to a number of new test suites. All of this latest work can be found in the latest Git code for Phoronix Test Suite 2.0. Another milestone was also broken and that is the Phoronix Test Suite now contains more than 40,000 lines of code.

With Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 Alpha 1 not even having been released yet, you can be sure that many new tests and suites are still on the horizon. Besides many new tests and suites, Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 "Sandtorg" will introduce Phoromatic for providing remote test management capabilities, PTS Linux Live for an optimized Linux distribution catered to benchmarking the latest and greatest hardware, a new abstracted hardware/software device API, and numerous other improvements to pts-core. This is the most advanced and extensive testing platform for Linux and other free software operating systems. More information about these ongoing efforts can be found in Driving Linux-based Benchmarking With Sandtorg.

Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 will be released later this summer. If you are interested in getting involved with this open-source automated testing software, stop by the forums or the project web-site and mailing list.

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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