Easy, Automated Benchmarking On Linux With PTS
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix Test SUite on 21 October 2016 at 01:00 AM EDT. 3 Comments
It's easy to run benchmarks on Linux as well as Solaris, BSD, and other operating systems, using our own Phoronix Test Suite open-source benchmarking software.

For those that haven't had the opportunity to play with the Phoronix Test Suite for Linux benchmarking, it's really easy to get started. Aside from the official documentation, which is admittedly limited due to time/resource constraints, there are a few independent guides, Wiki pages, and other resources out there to get started.

The latest guide I've come across for those looking to get started with some Phoronix Test Suite benchmarking is an article this week on PC World entitled "How to benchmark your Linux system" where the Phoronix Test Suite is the focal point. Go check it out if you need some help in running our very easy-to-use and automated open-source benchmarking software.

The article also includes some Skylake Dell XPS 13 benchmarks using OpenBenchmarking.org for those interested. Some on Twitter and elsewhere were surprised to see the Phoronix Test Suite being run by PC World, but they are far from the first other tech news site to use Linux when touching a Linux system: Tom's Hardware, IDG / TechWorld, Linux Magazine, The Inquirer, How-To Geek, Serve The Home, and numerous other media outlets since I stopped keeping track a long time ago, not to mention the hundreds of companies, universities, and other organizations making use of the Phoronix Test Suite. Just earlier this month was celebrating 20 million test/suite downloads from OpenBenchmarking.org.

If you are new to the Phoronix Test Suite and run into any questions/issues when firing it up, feel free to stop by the forums for assistance. There is also the GitHub project page. Organizations in need of commercial support, custom engineering, and other services can directly contact us.
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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

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