Phoronix Test Suite 1.6 Brings New Benchmarking Features

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Phoronix Test Suite 1.6 Brings New Benchmarking Features

Version 1.6 of the Phoronix Test Suite brings new testing capabilities, updated test profiles, and new run-time options.

Grand Rapids, MI -- January 20, 2009 -- Phoronix Media today released Phoronix Test Suite 1.6, which is an incremental update to its flagship testing software. Phoronix Test Suite 1.6 (codenamed "Tydal") makes it easier for ISVs, IHVs, OEMs, and independent users to benchmark Linux, OpenSolaris, FreeBSD, and Mac OS X computer systems. Introduced in this update are new options to autonomously carry out tests and to analyze the generated results, expanded test coverage, and other features to more effectively test software and hardware on supported operating systems.

Significant development resources have been invested in making Phoronix Test Suite 1.6 the most versatile testing platform available for Linux and other operating systems. Phoronix Test Suite 1.6 supports turnkey deployment capabilities and is able to run all tests in a standardized, fully automated environment. There are more than 240 official changes in this quarterly update and many more underlying improvements to pts-core, the software's testing engine.

"Tydal is the latest iteration of the Phoronix Test Suite that seeks to push the limits of Linux benchmarking by adding in several new options, offering more tests, and incorporating many low-level improvements," said Michael Larabel, the founder of Phoronix Media. "We are already beginning to turn our attention to Phoronix Test Suite 2.0, which will be released in the second half of 2009 with its features to be disclosed in the coming months."

The change-log for Phoronix Test Suite 1.6 is available on this web-page. Information concerning the new features in Phoronix Test Suite 1.6 is detailed at

Additional information and download options for the Phoronix Test Suite is available at

About The Phoronix Test Suite:

Phoronix Media develops the Phoronix Test Suite in conjunction with leading computer hardware and software vendors. It seeks to standardize the process of validating software and hardware on Linux and alternative operating systems by providing the most comprehensive testing and benchmarking platform. The Phoronix Test Suite makes it easy for hardware vendors to test an array of software relevant to them in an autonomous manner while being highly configurable and providing concise results. Software vendors benefit from being able to test their software in an efficient manner for performance tuning and regression tracking, generate new users of their products through the Phoronix Test Suite, and provide a direct channel to hardware vendors validating against their software using this test suite. Consumers are able to benefit from the Phoronix Test Suite by detecting bottlenecks within their system and experience greater vitality on the Linux Operating System from a standardized test specification.

About Phoronix Media:

Phoronix Media was founded in 2004 and is the largest Internet resource devoted to enriching the Linux hardware experience. Its premiere web property is and it publishes Linux-based hardware reviews, software previews, and driver analyses with more than 1,200 articles and 1,600 news postings. Other Phoronix Media assets include,,,, and

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