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Hey I have ubuntu server 12.04 and I want to benchmark it. I found something called nbench but it's old. I need something that measure my CPU,RAM and HDD. I also installed Phoronix Test Suite but I search for tests but every one is 500MB+ and I don't have that much space.

What do you recommend?

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What are you attempting to measure, against what, and why? "Just to have a number" is pretty useless, TBH. Generally it's better to figure out a task that the machine needs to accomplish, then specifically benchmark that task rather than try to accumulate some generic artificial numbers that likely won't translate all that well for any given purpose. –  Jim Salter Nov 26 '12 at 2:10
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Geekbench2.3.4

http://www.primatelabs.com/geekbench/


3 Open-Source Benchmarking Tools

http://www.howtogeek.com/111617/how-to-benchmark-your-linux-system-3-open-source-benchmarking-tools/

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These all look like GUI applications. –  neon_overload Nov 25 '12 at 13:01
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This looks useful:

http://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-benchmark-your-system-cpu-file-io-mysql-with-sysbench

I agree with Jim Salter that the best benchmark is your workload.

However, you might be in a situation where you're testing basic systems with different components, and getting your app running would take more time than a simple shell utility. If you can correlate your application's behavior with a "just a number" then you can more quickly predict the advantages of different configurations

.... if you know that faster CPU is desired, then having "just a number" to work with can be a lot faster for experimentation than a full workload test.

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