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=== iperf ===
=== iperf ===
iperf is easy to use point-to-point bandwidth testing tool that can use either TCP or UDP. It has nicely formatted output and a parallel test mode.
is available in the AUR: .
=== time ===
=== time ===
Revision as of 02:41, 23 August 2013
Template:Article summary start Template:Article summary text Template:Article summary heading Template:Article summary wiki Template:Article summary end Benchmarking is the act of measuring performance and comparing the results to another system's results or a widely accepted standard through a unified procedure. This unified method of evaluating system performance can help answer questions such as:
- Is the system performing as it should?
- What driver version should be used to get optimal performance?
- Is the system capable of doing task x?
Many tools can be used to determine system performance, the following provides a list of tools available.
- 1 Stand alone tools
- 2 Software suites
- 3 Related Links
Stand alone tools
glxgears is a popular OpenGL test that renders a very simple OpenGL performance and outputs the frame rate. Though glxgears can be useful as a test of direct rendering capabilities of the graphics driver, it is an outdated tool that is not representative of the current state of GNU/Linux graphics and overall OpenGL possibilities. glxgears only tests a small segment of the OpenGL capabilities that might be used in a game. Performance increases noted in glxgears will not necessarily be realized in any given game. See here for more information.
glxgears can be installed via the Multilib) packages.and (for
A superpi package is available in the AUR: AUR.
interbenchinterbench is an application designed to benchmark interactivity in Linux. It is designed to measure the effect of changes in Linux kernel design or system configuration changes such as CPU, I/O scheduler and filesystem changes and options.
interbench is available in the AUR: .
(n)(nu)ttcp measures point-to-point bandwidth over any network connection. The program must be provided on both nodes between which bandwidth is to be determined.
Various flavors of ttcp can be found in the AUR (see links below).
iperf is an easy to use point-to-point bandwidth testing tool that can use either TCP or UDP. It has nicely formatted output and a parallel test mode.
The time command provides timing statistics about the command run by displaying the time that passed between invocation and termination. Time is available on most basic linux systems.
$ time tar -zxvf archive.tar.gz
You can Benchmark storage media with Hdparm.
This can also be done with dd and Co. There is an Article about Benchmarking disk wipes.
unigine (Heaven, Tropics and Sanctuary OpenGL Benchmark)
Unigine has produced several modern OpenGL benchmarks based on their graphics engine with features such as:
* Per-pixel dynamic lighting * Normal & parallax occlusion mapping * 64-bit HDR rendering * Volumetric fog and light * Powerful particle systems: fire, smoke, explosions * Extensible set of shaders (GLSL / HLSL) * Post-processing: depth of field, refraction, glow, blurring, color correction and much more.
unigine-heaven is available in the AUR: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=35901
unigine-tropics is available in the AUR: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=25420
unigine-sanctuary is available in the AUR: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=45959
This C++ rewrite of the original Bonnie benchmarking suite is aimed at performing several tests of hard drive and filesystem performance.
Bonnie++ is available in package.
Iozone is useful for performing a broad filesystem analysis of a vendor’s computer platform. See this thread: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=969463
iozone is available inAUR.
HardInfo can gather information about your system's hardware and operating system, perform benchmarks, and generate printable reports either in HTML or in plain text formats. Hardinfo performs CPU and FPU benchmarks and has a very clean GTK UI.
hardinfo is available in.
Phoronix Test Suite
The Phoronix Test Suite is the most comprehensive testing and benchmarking platform available for the Linux operating system. This software is designed to effectively carry out both qualitative and quantitative benchmarks in a clean, reproducible, and easy-to-use manner. This software is based upon the extensive Linux benchmarking work and internal tools developed by Phoronix.com since 2004 along with input from leading tier-one computer hardware vendors. This software is open-source and licensed under the GNU GPLv3. The Phoronix Test Suite consists of a lightweight processing core (pts-core) with each benchmark consisting of an XML-based profile with related resource scripts. The process from the benchmark installation, to the actual benchmarking, to the parsing of important hardware and software components is heavily automated and completely repeatable, asking users only for confirmation of actions.
PTS Desktop Live 2010.1
As an alternative to the installation of the Phoronix Test Suite to the system, Phoronix also provides a Live-CD. This Live-CD offers all the features of the Phoronix Test Suite and includes the latest ATI and NVIDIA binary drivers. It will allow you to run 40+ benchmarks from a live environment without the need to store anything on your hard drive and includes a working GUI interface.