Benchmarks Of 45 Linux Systems From Atoms, Athlons & Phenoms To Xeons
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 1 June 2015. Page 2 of 6. 19 Comments

While the Phoronix Test Suite makes automated and reproducible benchmarking trivial, all of these racked up systems are controlled and managed by the Phoromatic component built into the Phoronix Test Suite. Phoromatic is what makes managing groups and clusters of systems for benchmarking trivial and is what's commercially supported by Phoronix Media and used by countless enterprises around the world.

As this testing was a one-off occurrence and not part of the daily workflow, via the Phoromatic web UI. First it was a matter of deciding on the tests to run and then forming a new test suite out of those test profiles.

Then came time to go to the benchmark page to create a benchmark ticket -- rather than a test schedule that generally repeats itself either daily or on a per-commit basis or whenever triggered externally, the benchmark tickets are meant for one-time testing. The benchmark tickets run on the intended systems (or groups of systems) whenever next available on the system when it would be otherwise idling or shutdown. Or if already shutdown, Phoromatic continues to take care of powering the systems back up, etc.

After that and spending just a minute or two coming up with the tests to run, the testing commenced on the systems and it was time to sit back and watch the systems remotely run their benchmarks before automatically uploading them to the local Phoromatic Server.

After the testing finished on all of the systems, it was time to look at the results, for which Phoromatic automatically merged them together nicely. Finishing up, the data was then opted to be uploaded to OpenBenchmarking.org to make this large comparison public. It was all done nicely and easily with the open-source Phoronix Test Suite / Phoromatic Git code, with the 5.8-Belev release coming this week for the 11th birthday of Phoronix.


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