July was a very exciting month for Linux and open-source enthusiasts. There was a ton of activity that in the middle of summer yielded 290 original news postings (almost ten per day!) and 30 featured-length articles/reviews.
Today the milestone was crossed of having run more than 250,000 open-source benchmark results for our daily Linux performance tracker setup for LinuxBenchmarking.com that continues to monitor the performance of the upstream Linux kernel, Mesa, GCC, and LLVM/Clang on a daily basis from their SVN/Git code.
For those viewing the HTTPS version of Phoronix, the embedded Phoronix performance result graphs embedded from OpenBenchmarking.org will now work.
Now that the new Phoronix site is rolled out and tweaking on that almost complete, one of my next work items on the list are some improvements to OpenBenchmarking.org.
Recently there have been a number of inquiries about alternative forms of payment for Phoronix Premium.
It's been one week now since making the new Phoronix site public. So far things seem to be running well.
As in past years, it's that time again to run another audience survey on Phoronix.com. The survey should take just a few minutes to complete and will be entered to win a $500 Amazon.com gift card.
Following rolling out the brand new Phoronix site to everyone on Saturday, some minor modifications were just pushed to the site this morning in seeking to address feedback from Phoronix readers.
For those in the US not busy celebrating Independence Day, come check out the brand new, completely redesigned Phoronix.com site. This new site is in beta but is publicly available and should yield a much better experience, particularly for smartphone and tablet readers.
Here are our highlights on Phoronix for the month of June.
Today we crossed the threshold of having carried out 200,000 benchmarks from our basement server farm of various Linux upstream projects (Linux kernel, GCC, Clang, Mesa, etc) and published on LinuxBenchmarking.com. As of writing this article, 203,425 benchmarks have successfully completed with a few thousand tests being carried out per day in our fully-automated test lab.
For Phoronix Premium visitors accessing our website today, you're now the first with access to the brand new Phoronix.com web design that's been almost entirely redesigned from scratch and supports a converged desktop/tablet/smartphone experience.
The long overdue overhaul of the Phoronix.com site layout is almost complete... It will begin rolling out in beta in the days ahead. With this new site will come a brand new appearance along with a first-rate mobile experience.
In the comments to yesterday's article about The Power Usage Of A 50+ Linux System Benchmarking Farm, it seems there's some confusion in not knowing what Phoromatic does for managing the benchmarking test farm.
For those into database benchmarking, the SQLite and PostgreSQL test profiles were updated this week. A Redis benchmark was also added.
With Phoronix turning eleven years old today, here's a look back at the most popular open-source and Linux news since 2004!
It was eleven years ago today I founded Phoronix.com to focus on Linux hardware reviews at a time when not only graphics cards were an issue but most PC peripherals were still troublesome to use outside of Windows. Today also marks seven years since the release of Phoronix Test Suite 1.0 for leading open-source Linux benchmarking.
Phoronix.com is turning eleven years old next week! Help plan some exciting content for the Phoronix birthday. Last year was a 60+ graphics card comparison under Linux with open-source drivers, but how can this year be even better?
This summer on Phoronix we'll be welcoming Eric Griffith to the team, a student from the California University of Pennsylvania. Eric will be an intern at Phoronix via his journalism program at the university. Eric has already written about his new laptop with Linux and he'll be writing many more Linux/open-source articles on Phoronix over the next few months. Please join me in welcoming him to his summer internship. He's prepared a few remarks to get started.
As an update to the post last night about the Phoronix Forums going through a major upgrade, the forums should be running though more tweaks and alterations are still ongoing this weekend.
The Phoronix Forums were just upgraded...
Following the rollout of the new Phoronix.com server and HTTPS support, mobile optimizations to the site are next on my lengthy TODO list.
Following the article earlier this week about HTTPS for Phoronix.com, I'm happy to share that I'm pledging to continuing to make the HTTPS support for all Phoronix readers.
While there's hundreds of test profiles and test suites (a collection of pre-configured test profiles) available to the Phoronix Test Suite, here's some reasons why you should consider making/submitting a test profile for benchmarking of your own software or software that is of interest to you. The same reasons also apply mostly for why you should be benchmarking with the Phoronix Test Suite, OpenBenchmarking.org, and Phoromatic.
Thanks to the new and much more powerful web server for Phoronix.com, if you've tried to access the site in the past few hours, there's proper HTTPS support.
If you're seeing this post, you're correctly accessing the new Phoronix.com web-server.
The Phoronix Media server infrastructure is being upgraded this weekend with the likely transition taking place on Sunday.
For frequent Phoronix readers and open-source / Linux fans, here are a variety of updates to enhance your experience.
It's been five years since the Phoronix visit to Chernobyl, the nuclear disaster site in Ukraine.
March was a terrific month for Phoronix readers with the Khronos Group unveiling SPIR-V and Vulkan, BioShock Infinite was finally released for Linux gamers, and there were numerous other highlights.
541 Phoronix news articles published on Phoronix.