Phoronix Test Suite 5.4.0
The most comprehensive benchmarking and testing platform available for Linux systems
It has been designed from the ground up by Michael Larabel who owns the Phoronix Media company, including the website with the same name, as a platform-independent application that supports Linux, BSD, Solaris, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.
The application provides users with an easy-to-use and clean benchmarking environment that enables them to create both high quality and quantitative tests for almost any hardware component, including graphics cards, hard disk drives, solid state drives, monitors, processors, RAM, sound cards, and many others.
Key features include over 450 test profiles and 100 test suites, extensible (XML-based) testing architecture, automated test downloading and installation, state-of-the-art module-based plugin architecture, integrated results viewer, as well as support for SVG/PNG graph rendering and PDF result reports.
In addition, it comes with built-in dependency management support, embedded to cloud scale, in-depth hardware and software detection, autonomous batch mode support, result reporting and uploading, benchmark comparisons, module framework, system monitoring support, and comprehensive HTML documentation.
The program integrates well with the OpenBenchmarking.org website, allowing users to upload results and compare benchmarks. Additionally, users can do side-by-side results comparisons and crowd-sourced aggregated results analysis.
Another interesting feature is the integration with the Phoromatic remote management system, allowing users to run scheduled tests across multiple operating systems, run remote tests, as well as per-commit Git testing.
Considering the fact that, probably just like any other application out there, Phoronix Test Suite began as a simple set of scripts a decade ago, it had enough time to mature and become what it is today, the world’s most comprehensive benchmarking and testing platform for the open source ecosystem.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on December 9th, 2014
Phoronix Test Suite
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What's New in This Release:
- Major overhaul to the built-in Phoromatic Server
- Avahi zero-conf networking support
- Improved download cache handling
- IBM POWER8 hardware detection improvements
Application descriptionPhoronix Test Suite is an open source and highly appreciated web-based/command-line software for hardware benchmarks a...