The Phoronix Test Suite is the most comprehensive testing and benchmarking platform available that provides an extensible framework for which new tests can be easily added. The software is designed to effectively carry out both qualitative and quantitative benchmarks in a clean, reproducible, and easy-to-use manner.
The Phoronix Test Suite is based upon the extensive testing and internal tools developed by Phoronix.com since 2004 along with support from leading tier-one computer hardware and software vendors. This software is open-source and licensed under the GNU GPLv3.
Originally developed for automated Linux testing, support to the Phoronix Test Suite has since been added for OpenSolaris, Apple Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, and BSD operating systems. The Phoronix Test Suite consists of a lightweight processing core (pts-core) with each benchmark consisting of an XML-based profile and 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.
- OpenBenchmarking.org Integration
- 130+ Test Profiles
- 60+ Test Suites
- Extensible Testing Architecture
- Optional Linux-based LiveDVD/USB Testing Distribution (PTS Desktop Live)
- Automated Test Installation
- Dependency Management Support
- Module-based Plug-In Architecture
- PNG, JPG, GIF, Adobe SWF, SVG Graph Rendering Support
- Automated Batch Mode Support
- Global Database For Result Uploads, Benchmark Comparisons
- Detailed Software, Hardware Detection
- System Monitoring Support
- GTK2 Graphical User Interface + Command-Line Interface
- Runs On Linux, OpenSolaris, Mac OS X, Windows 7, & BSD Operating Systems
The Phoronix Test Suite can be used for simply comparing your computer’s performance with your friends and colleagues or can be used within your organization for internal quality assurance purposes, hardware validation, and continuous performance management.
The Phoronix Test Suite has received widespread adoption and is used by numerous technical publications for facilitating hardware performance comparisons, is used by nearly every tier-one independent hardware vendor (IHV), is depended upon by software projects for monitoring the performance of their active code-base and the monitoring of regressions, and is used by many other Fortune 500 companies and other global organizations for various purposes.
Other ways the Phoronix Test Suite has been used within real-world applications include stressing a system’s different sub-systems, financial institutions and trading firms using the framework for finding software/hardware that offer the peak performance combination as to maximize their transactions, and hardware vendors using it for driver performance management. The Phoronix Test Suite can be adapted to run on platforms ranging from smartphones and personal computers to multi-core workstations and cloud computing infrastructures.
Phoronix Test Suite 3.0 (Official)
Latest Release: 3.0.0-Iveland (26 February 2011)
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