Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 Delivers The Open-Source, Next-Generation Phoromatic Server
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Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 Delivers The Open-Source, Next-Generation Phoromatic Server

Phoronix Test Suite 5.4-Lipki is released to end out another year of improving open-source and Linux benchmarking. Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 features the next-generation, open-source Phoromatic server and client software.

9 December, 2014 -- Phoronix Media has announced the immediate release of Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 (codenamed "Lipki"). The major focus of this six-month development cycle was on overhauling the built-in Phoromatic Server/Client for improving enterprise test orchestration and centralized test/result management.

Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 ships with the latest Phoromatic client/server improvements for establishing Linux test farms, easily managing benchmarks across an array of systems, or for conducting continuous integration and timed benchmarking. The Phoromatic Server built into Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 allows the Phoronix Test Suite clients to function without an Internet connection or communication link to OpenBenchmarking.org, supports remotely powering on/off client test systems, Avahi-based zero-conf networking for the seamless finding of Phoromatic Servers, and countless other enterprise-oriented features. The Phoromatic Server can be deployed within organizations behind-the-firewall using the open-source code built into Phoronix Test Suite 5.4. Custom engineering services and support agreements are available by contacting Phoronix Media for both the Phoronix Test Suite and Phoromatic. More information on the new Phoromatic is outlined at Phoromatic.com.

Phoronix Media is also proud to announce today the start of LinuxBenchmarking.com, a publicly viewable instance of the latest Phoromatic Server. The LinuxBenchmarking.com Phoromatic instance is tracking the performance of the upstream Linux kernel and LLVM Clang compiler on a daily basis. LinuxBenchmarking.com also tracks the performance of Antergos/Arch Linux, Ubuntu, Fedora, and openSUSE distributions. LinuxBenchmarking.com is currently comprised of 32 systems running these continuous performance benchmarks.

Aside from the Phoromatic-focused work, Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 also ships with a number of hardware/software detection improvements, various stable bug fixes and code clean-ups, and an assortment of other enhancements.

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, and other commercial services are offered by contacting commercial.phoronix-test-suite.com.

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 2,700 original featured articles and more than 12,000 original news stories.

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