Questions tagged [benchmarks]

Benchmarks are tests used to measure performance, typically that of hardware like graphics cards.

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i7-8700 & 20.04 - PassMark is way below "average" - 10300 vs 13300 median

I recently moved some edge/IoT machines from an i5-10500T platform to an i7-8700 platform. Immediately after deploying some of the first machines I could just "feel" that they were slower, ...
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Benchmarking a GPU on a headless node (one without a display or monitor)

How can I benchmark a GPU on a machine that has no display connected to it? I am provisioning VMs with different types of GPUs. I want to benchmark the GPUs in order to compare them. But they're (...
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Bench marking multiple GPU at same time on Ubuntu 20.04

My system contains 3 GPU s working together. How do I benchmark all three of them together and stress test them?
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How to export disk benchmark result to text?

I'm benchmarking the usb drive with ubuntu 'disk utility'. The utility successfully ends the benchmark as below but I need to export the result to text file and analyze it. So I dig into some temp ...
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Can you run Compute Benchmark (GPU) using Geekbench 5 on 20.04?

I would like to benchmark test my CPU and GPU. I have installed GB5 and successfully run the CPU testing from the command line using ./geekbench5. I was wondering if I could also run the GPU testing ...
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Is there any Linux Alternatives to Cinebench and AIDA64?

I recently started migrating from Windows 10 to Ubuntu version 20.04. And even though everything is running smoothly, I wish I could use applications such as AIDA 64 or Cinebench to both check and ...
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Disabling AMD's equivalent (on a Zen-1 Epyc) of Intel's "turbo boost" at runtime?

This may be a terminology problem at my end and a duplicate: On Intel CPUs, I can relatively easy disable turbo boost at runtime by running something like echo 1 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/...
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mdadm RAID benchmark with `fio` fast but Gnome Disks extremely slow

I've got a software RAID5 array consisting of four 8TB disks assembled using mdadm. When I try to measure write performance using fio with the command fio --name TEST --eta-newline=5s --filename=fio-...
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Equivalent of hdparm -t for home directory?

I want to test the read speed on an Ubuntu Server hard drive like one would do with hdparm -t, but I need to automatically this on multiple machines where I don't know beforehand what dev the main HDD ...
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Looking for a way to halt background tasks/create a benchmark mode

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 and am working on performance optimisations of some CFD code. When timing my code for quick feedback as to whether some modification is beneficial, there's often quite large run-...
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Benchmark Ubuntu Persistent USB vs Installed System

Persistent USB's used to be very slow compared to an installed system. Nowadays Persistent USB's using 18.04 almost seem to be catching up to installed systems in speed, except perhaps when saving ...
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Really slow external drives benchmark

Hello I have a Linux computer (Ubuntu 18.04 for the core) and I have 3 desktop environments (KDE Plasma, XFCE and Budgie) I was testing the KDE Plasma DE and I was really happy with it so I decided ...
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Temporarily Disable ZFS ARC for Benchmarking

Is it possible to temporarily disable the ZFS ARC cache? I am trying to benchmark a ZFS SSD array using fio and want to avoid ZFS caches (via the ARC) from skewing the results. The alternative of ...
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Does docker consume CPU the way VMs do?

Apart from looking at docker stats, I want to know how docker consumes physical CPU or where will it be classified between CPU User, CPU System and CPU Guest, etc, stats? I am collecting metrics ...
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benchmark command is failing

I built this benchmarks framework: https://github.com/cksystemsgroup/scal I followed the instructions and this is how the directory where I built it looks: AUTHORS ...
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Measuring performance with shell

How to subtract time and show seconds or miliseconds? begin_time=$(date) run something to be (fast , simple and informal) check performance echo $(date) - $begin_time of course, it is not working, ...
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sysbench anomaly: ubuntu server vs debian [closed]

im running the following commands in two VPS with the same hardware (1gb ram 1core): sysbench --test=memory run sysbench --test=memory --memory-oper=write run The results Ive got were 10 seconds for ...
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Does any open source I/O benchmarking tool support ramping up IOPS?

I know that I can use fio to benchmark my disks with any given static workload. However, does any open source high quality benchmarking tool support doing a test where I select following parameters as ...
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Ubuntu Server 16.04: benchmarking disks from terminal

Situation: I need to benchmark a disk (check the read speed and the write speed). I'm using Ubuntu Server 16.04, so there is no applications like Disks where I can do that. I know how to test read ...
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Are there concrete figures on the speed of bash vs dash?

According to this article, dash was chosen as /bin/sh because bash is slower: Dash as /bin/sh Are there concrete figures for how much faster dash is? How much longer does it take if you use bash ...
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DNS benchmark and namebench on ubuntu return different results

I have queried DNS Benchmark to find a list of DNS servers that are possibly faster than my ISP's. It is the first time at all I use this tool and the results are a bit confusing: I have also run ...
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How can I run glmark2 on the dedicated GPU?

My laptop has a dedicated GPU, it is an AMD Radeon HD 6300. How can I test it with glmark2? By default it is using the iGPU. glmark2 man page doesn't show an option to choose the dGPU.
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Where can I find missed hpccinf.txt for hpcc?

I have installed hpcc package to benchmark my system. Its description is as follows: Description-en: HPC Challenge benchmark The High Performance Computing (HPC) Challenge benchmark runs a suite ...
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What the difference between linux-tools virtual / generic / euclid / etc?

Trying to install perf (to count CPU cycles and events when I run a certain program). I used sudo apt install linux-tools Package linux-tools is a virtual package provided by: linux-tools-oem 4.13....
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Running a simulation on pure Ubuntu vs on Ubuntu in Windows (WSL)

I would like to ask a question about testing a large CAE simulation on the same computer in the following two situations. Pure Ubuntu system Ubuntu system in Windows 10 (WSL) Are the calculation ...
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Benchmarking a HDD using the Benchmark utility in "Disks" on Ubuntu 16.04

I have numerous hard drives and i figure i should benchmark them every so often because that's what websites tell me to do. But i'm worried if using the stock "Disks" utility that comes with Ubuntu ...
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Sysbench Illegal Instruction

I tried to run sysbench on an old server(Intel Xeon 3.2GHz, Ubuntu Server 17.10), and I got "Illegal Instruction (core dumped)" error. I used the following command: sysbench --test-cpu --num-threads=...
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How to specify the GPU to be benchmarked by Unigine Superposition?

I am trying to benchmark an Intel HD Graphics 520 (integrated) and a AMD Radeon R5 M330 (dedicated), but I am not able to specify for Unigine Superposition which GPU to use. Here is the result window ...
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Benchmark individual cores? [duplicate]

How can I benchmark individual cores? I want to see if they are all operating at the same speed. I'm a bit confused if my Cortex A53 device has big.LITTLE or not, I'm reading conflicting information ...
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How to interpret time "real", "user" and "sys"

Introduction I've been fine-tuning code to reduce processing from 30 seconds to under a second in various parts of my bash program. I'm having trouble wrapping my mind about how the time command ...
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Ubuntu's poor performance compared do Mac OS X (Same hardware!)

I got a dual boot system with Mac OS X El Capitan and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, they're running on the same hardware, except the storage (each OS on its own SSD). Geekbench shows the following scores: Mac ...
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How to show currently running FPS? [duplicate]

I want to see how many frames per second (FPS) I am running at, on my computer. Is there a way to do that in Ubuntu?
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Ubuntu 16.04: CPU Stress test

I have Lenovo Thinkpad E531, Core i3. I feel my machine is not working properly, Like opening applications, File to file opening, Everything takes a bit extra time both on linux and windows, But now i ...
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Is there a command-line equivalent to gnome-disks?

Gnome Disks (gnome-disks - formerly known as palimpsest) provides SMART and some benchmarking information. From what I gather, it used to be based on a command-line tool udisks but these projects ...
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Benchmarking of USB flash drive

I will appreciate if you can tell me some tools for ubuntu 14.04 LTS, that can measure transfer speed of USB flash drive. I need two or more programs to compare the results and if I can choose the ...
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How to disable ICMPv6 messages?

I am trying to setup a benchmark test on a local network. I would like to know how I can disable the 'ICMPv6 Router Solicitation' and 'ICMPv6 Multicast Listener Report Message v2' packets that my ...
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Can't run write benchmark in Disks (gnome-disks) on Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1

When I launch gnome-disks after clean boot on freshly installed Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 and select Benchmark Disk with writing enabled, I'm getting Error unmounting filesystem error. Is this a normal ...
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Ubuntu resource benchmarking [duplicate]

I need to benchmark my Ubuntu server. I need to do it programmatically so I'm looking for some non-GUI application/API for this purpose. I need something that measure my CPU,RAM, HDD ...etc What do ...
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Why writing speed is not high as reading speed in usb 3?

I have attached the benchmark test finding for my new computer. The test is for USB 3, and in the result the writing speed is only 23.8 Mb/s but the reading speed is ok as expected for usb 3. Can any ...
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Floating point benchmark?

I've found nbench which runs on Linux but it doesn't generate a measurement in terms of flops (i.e. floating point operations per second). I've also found sysbench, but that doesn't provide floating ...
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Benchmark Testing CPU and GPU [duplicate]

I would like to benchmark test my CPU and GPU, then compare the results with other people. I have installed gtkperf and "system profiler and benchmark". These give me some random numbers but I don't ...
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Is there a 3dmark for ubuntu

I don't want this to test my gpu I would only like one to have on my big monitor playing and I don't know if I can get 3dmark for ubuntu
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Benchmark phones using Ubuntu Touch?

I have a few used phones running identical fresh installs of the current Ubuntu Touch for Devices and want to benchmark their performance and attributes in the field such as: processor, battery (...
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Benchmarking DNS queries

I've recently switched to a router that allows me to set the network's DNS resolution to an internal server. Because of that, I'm playing around with a few DNS caching techniques (like bind9, pdnsd, ...
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What does this test really do (Loopback TCP Network Performance)?

I found in the phoronix test suite a micro benchmark called "Loopback TCP Network Performance 1.0.1", the same kind of command used here: nc -d -l 9999 > /dev/null & time dd if=/dev/zero bs=...
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Is there a benchmarking/monitoring tool that can be targetted towards running applications?

I am trying to fix a performance issue bug on one of the core apps, and I would like to know if there is any benchmarking or monitoring tool that I can use to compare my different branches use of CPU. ...
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Testing multiple desktops simultaniously

Our college is installing new ubuntu installed systems for our lab.They want to test the performance of the systems.I googled some benchmarking tools but we have 250 systems to test,is there a easy ...
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How to benchmark speed of data transfer through sockets?

I am trying to send data between a virtual machine and its host using TCP socket and virtio-serial. I would like to benchmark these two methods. Are there any tools available to benchmark this? If ...
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Does gzip hold any cache in memory or a temp file?

I'm doing some benchmarking on the compression of files with/without a hypervisor using gzip. The command I'm running to test how long a file takes to complete is : time gzip -c filename.txt > ...
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How do we install PHP extensions for Phoronix Test Suite?

The phoronix-test-suite package provides a good way to benchmark one's hardware. After installation using Software Centre on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, the package does not run properly. The ...