Phoronix Test Suite 5.8 Furthers Phoromatic For Enterprise Benchmark Orchestration & Test Management
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Phoronix Test Suite 5.8 was released today as the latest quarterly update to Phoronix Media's open-source, cross-platform benchmarking and automated testing software. Beyond offering a significant number of new features, the Phoronix Test Suite 5.8 release commemorates seven years since the release of Phoronix Test Suite 1.0 and eleven years since the start of Phoronix.com in what's evolved to become the largest Linux hardware destination on the Internet.

5 June 2015 -- Phoronix Media has announced the immediate release of Phoronix Test Suite 5.8 (codenamed "Belev"). Continuing in the work set by earlier Phoronix Test Suite 5.x quarterly releases, Phoronix Test Suite 5.8 adds a significant number of new features and improvements to the Phoromatic component for automated benchmark orchestration, benchmark system management, and result analytics.

Phoronix Test Suite 5.8 ships with the latest Phoromatic client and server code that's open-source under the same terms as the Phoronix Test Suite client, the GNU GPLv2. Phoromatic allows the automatic scheduling of tests, remote installation of new tests, and the management of multiple test systems all through an intuitive, easy-to-use web interface. Tests can be scheduled to automatically run on a routine basis across multiple test systems, whenever triggered via an external script, or in a one-off test run mode via benchmark tickets. The test results are then available from this centralized, web-based location -- allowing all benchmarking to happen behind-the-firewall or optionally uploaded to OpenBenchmarking.org.

Among the many significant additions to Phoromatic in Phoronix Test Suite 5.8 include system sensor monitoring done automatically via the Phoromatic web UI, support for self-updating Phoronix Test Suite systems connected to Phoromatic via allowing arbitrary update scripts to be passed to clients, optional Mongoose web-server support for faster web serving, support for viewing client logs via the centralized Phoromatic UI, and countless other additions made over the past three months.

In addition to the Phoromatic enhancements, Phoronix Test Suite 5.8 has hardware detection improvements for new MIPS platforms, faster rendering of result files, other improvements to speed-up data processing, stress-run mode improvements, and other fixes and optimizations.

This latest release of Phoronix Test Suite for carrying out automated, open-source, and reproducible benchmarks can be downloaded at Phoronix-Test-Suite.com. The open-source code to the Phoronix Test Suite is hosted on GitHub with independent code contributions and reports being welcomed. Enterprise support, project sponsorship, custom engineering, custom test development, and other commercial services are offered by contacting commercial.phoronix-test-suite.com.

Powered by the Phoronix Test Suite, OpenBenchmarking.org, and Phoromatic, Phoronix Media also announced the recent beta of LinuxBenchmarking.com as a reference deployment of the Phoronix open-source benchmarking software that's tracking the performance on a daily basis of key upstream Linux projects like the Linux kernel, GCC, and LLVM Clang.

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:

Michael Larabel founded Phoronix Media in June 2004 and is the largest Internet resource devoted to enriching the Linux hardware experience. Its premiere web property, Phoronix.com, publishes Linux-based hardware reviews, software previews, and driver analyses with more than 3,000 original featured articles and more than 15,000 original Linux/open-source news stories.

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