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Phoronix Test Suite

Phoronix Test Suite

The Phoronix Test Suite is an open source comprehensive testing and benchmarking platform that provides an extensible framework for which new tests can be easily added. The suite aims to undertake both qualitative and quantitative benchmarks in a clean, reproducible, and easy-to-use manner.

The Phoronix Test Suite allows for carrying out tests in a fully automated manner from test installation to execution and reporting. All tests are meant to be easily reproducible, easy-to-use, and support fully automated execution.

 PTS 5.0.0

Price
Free to download

Size
0.5MB
License

GNU GPL v3

Developer
Michael Larabel, Matthew Tippett

Website
www.phoronix-test-suite.com

System Requirements
PHP 5 CLI

Optional:
PHP GTK module

Support Sites:
Documentation, FAQ, Wikipedia

Selected Reviews:
Linux Planet, Linux.com

Features include:

  • OpenBenchmarking.org integration. OpenBenchmarking.org is an open, collaborative testing platform
  • Supports over 130 test profiles
  • Supports over 60 test suites covering a large spectrum ranging from battery power consumption monitoring to multi-threaded ray-tracing bencharms
  • Extensible testing architecture
  • Automated test installation
  • Dependency management support
  • Module-based plug-in architecture
  • Image quality comparisons - PNG, JPG, GIF, Adobe SWF, SVG graph rendering support
  • Automated batch mode support
  • Global database for result uploads, benchmark comparisons
  • Detailed software, hardware detection - reports detailed information about installed system software and hardware
  • System monitoring support - log in real-time various system sensors like the CPU temperature, the battery power consumption, disk read/write speeds, and numerous other sensors
  • Compare results side-by-side
  • Archive system logs (such as dmesg, Xorg.0.log, lspci, and other relevant outputs) along with the test logs and the installation logs
  • Remote management system that allows the automatic scheduling of tests, remote installation of new tests, and the management of multiple test systems all through an intuitive, easy-to-use web interface
  • Uses an XML-based testing architecture with tests including MEncoder, FFmpeg and lm_sensors together with many OpenGL games
  • Extensible
  • Anonymous usage reporting
  • Statistical significance vertification - conducts repeated tests to ensure that the result is accurate
  • GTK2 Graphical User Interface + Command-Line Interface
  • More than 80 command line commands including the analysis of test results, validating test profiles, merge multiple test sets, and more
  • Optional Linux-based Live-DVD/USB testing distribution (PTS Desktop Live). This eliminates any software differences in conducting such comparisons by providing a single, standardized software stack

Phoronix Test Suite in action

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