Phoronix Test Suite

Phoronix Test Suite

The Leading Software For Automated, Open-Source Testing & Benchmarking

Latest Release
Phoronix Test Suite 5.8.1
Released on 23 June 2015


Phoronix The Phoronix Test Suite was developed out of the tools developed at since its founding in 2004. The Phoronix Test Suite is designed for Linux benchmarking but also supports other operating systems. Read more about the Phoronix Test Suite. was launched with Phoronix Test Suite 3.0 as a means of sharing benchmark results with the greater community, collectively collaborate over test results, store test profiles and test suites within a centralized cloud repository, and carry out other tests. Visit to learn more.


Phoromatic Phoromatic is an enterprise-designed component to the Phoronix Test Suite to centrally manage entire test farms/clusters of systems, carry out tests on a time or triggered basis, and provide support for other centralized test management purposes. Learn more at

Commercial Support

Commercial Support The Phoronix Test Suite's future development is dependent upon the continued support from organizations and other stakeholders taking advantage of this long-standing, open-source benchmarking software. We are happy to offer custom engineering services, commercial support, sponsorship of new open-source software features, custom test profiles, and other commercial support options for those interested in helping advance this automated Linux benchmarking software. Contact us to learn more.

Media & Community Response


If you want to put your computer through the paces and get some feedback and benchmarks, you'll be hard pressed to find a tool more packed with tests than the Phoronix Test Suite Live CD.

PTS Desktop Live Makes Performance Benchmarking Simple

The point-and-click interface makes obtaining your computer benchmark so easy to do, even for the average Joe. Just in case, an introduction opens at boot with basic information and links to the home site where much more information is found. But no special information is really needed. Just click on the big green "P" on the panel or "Phoronix Test Suite" in the Applications menu under System Tools. At that point merely click on any of the tests to get basic information as to what it benchmarks and then click Install to download and install the test.

Benchmark Your System With PTS Desktop Live

Linux For You

Phoronix Test Suite: Undoubtedly, a vast and the most popular benchmarking suite for Linux...I'd say Phoronix takes benchmarking to a whole new level, being the only one of its kind that provides users the option of ‘live benchmarking’

Benchmarking and Overclocking in Linux (Indian Magazine; PDF Copy)

Centre for Mobile & Converging Technologies, Leeds Metropolitan University

I also decided to use Phoronix Test Suite. Developed by the respected Phoronix Media labs, and constantly cited within a higher class of analytical hardware journalism I felt sure this would provide me with a wealth of testing opportunities. Phoronix can be described as a modular testing suite as one must first install the core program, and from there install individual test, or suites (multiple tests with set profiles).

Adventures in Benchmarking - The gift of inefficiency within donated personal computer hardware


Online media company Phoronix Media has announced the availability of version 2.0 of its Phoronix Test Suite (PTS) and the pre-release of PTS Desktop Live 2009.3 (code named "Gernlinden"). According to Phoronix founder Michael Larabel, Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 and PTS Desktop Live 2009.3 (beta) will both be available on the 4th of August.

Phoronix announces release date for open source benchmark tools

Die Entwickler der Phoronix Test Suite haben eine weitere Alpha-Ausgabe der kommenden Version 1.8.0 „Selbu" zur Verfügung gestellt. Laut eigener Aussage gibt es viele Verbesserungen.

Benchmarking für Linux: Phoronix Test Suite 1.8.0 „Selbu" Alpha 3

Phoronix Media hat seine freie Benchmark-Suite für Linux, OpenSolaris und FreeBSD in der Version 1.4 veröffentlicht. Die neue Version der Phoronix Test Suite läuft auch unter MacOS X und wartet mit neuen Funktionen und Tests auf, darunter spezielle Wine-Tests.

Phoronix Test Suite - Linux-Benchmark auch für MacOS X

Lo cierto que es que la inmensa mayoría de test que se suelen realizar para medir la perfomance de un PC, están dirigidos a windows (3DMark, Sandra, PCMark...). Pero hace poco descubrí un post en Linux.... que hablaba de Phoronix, una web dedicada al hardware, linux y Solaris, donde han desarrollado un bechmark para los sistemas *nix más comunes (Linux, Solaris y FreeBSD): Phoronix Test Suite.

Phoronix Test Benchmark is the definitive Linux hardware review site, featuring articles on motherboards, processors, memory, power supplies, cases, and other components. While other sites throw a hardware review into the mix occasionally, hardware reviews are the primary focus of Phoronix founder and executive editor Michael Larabel has it down to a science -- so much so that he was able to package and released his primary tools as an open source hardware testing suite. Now it is easy for anyone to obtain reliable and repeatable benchmarks for the components in their personal computer.

Michael Larabel talks about Phoronix


Die modulare und erweiterbare Suite unterstützt in der neuen Version 1.2.0 OpenSolaris und die BSD-Betriebssysteme, bietet eine verbesserte Erkennung von Hard- und Software und bringt ein neues Test-Installations-Framework, eine modulbasierte Plugin-Architektur, Optionen für die Testanalyse und andere Funktionserweiterungen mit. Die Phoronix Test Suite soll sich auf jedem unterstützten System leicht installieren und starten lassen und dabei eine einheitliche und vergleichbare Testumgebung bieten, mit der sich reproduzierbare Ergebnisse erzeugen lassen. Welche der über 30 Tests zur Ausführung kommen, legen sogenannte Testprofile fest, von denen bereits über 70 entwickelt wurden. Diese Profile, die in XML geschrieben werden, sollen typische Aufgabenbereiche abdecken. Die Spezifikation der XML-Dateien ist frei verfügbar.

Phoronix Test Suite 1.2.0 erschienen

Despite a variety of open source testing tools, until recently there wasn't an easy way to measure and compare the performance of two Linux-powered machines. Phoronix Test Suite (PTS), released this month, addresses this -- and how! Using the suite you can gauge and compare multiple Linux-powered machines to find out if a particular setup is better than another for a particular task, such as hosting a Web server or playing games...PTS is a useful, easy-to-use, and well-documented application for all types of Linux users. As a reviewer it will help me back up my results with numbers.

Phoronix Test Suite brings Linux benchmarking to the desktop


Okay - so we all know the drill -- I'm a sucker for benchmarking and base a lot of the decisions here at MavenWire on the results (hardware/software/OS directions, performance recommendations, etc). Since we've based our Hosting infrastructure on Linux, we needed a way to quickly and reliably test the performance of various servers and also validate new servers before putting them into service. Luckily, another company (Phoronix Media) had the exact same need and created test suite specifically for this purpose.

Benchmarking (Part 5): Linux Hardware/Software Testing and Validation with Phoronix


The Best Benchmarking Platform

The Best Benchmarking Platform: Phoronix Test Suite

Server Watch

There is a large but scattered collection of benchmarking utilities for Linux, so doing any kind of benchmarking means hunting down and capturing the tool that meets your needs. If you're looking for a comprehensive, extensible suite, consider giving the Phoronix Test Suite a try. This is the brainchild of Michael Larabel of Phoronix fame. Phoronix serves up Linux and Solaris reviews that cover both hardware and software, and Phoronix Test Suite is based on custom benchmarking scripts have refined over the years for their own testing and evaluation.

Tip of the Trade - Phoronix Test Suite

A software tool aimed at helping users administer macro benchmarks like kernel compile time tests has achieved its first stable release. Version 1.0 of the Phoronix test suite can download and compile various well-known open source packages, or users' own software, generating detailed XML/HTML reports.

Linux macro benchmark tool stabilizes

Carla Schroder

The Phoronix Test Suite is an impressive, fast-developing general-purpose testing suite for both software and hardware on Linux...Its range and flexibility set it apart from the current batch of benchmarking tools...It has an especially interesting and useful feature that I believe is unique: a public repository for sharing and comparing test results, and replicating tests performed by other users. This is a great tool for system tuning and understanding what your own test results really mean. I think this is going to become one of the most popular and useful Linux benchmarking suites.

Phoronix Media Releases Linux-Based Testing Platform for Hardware, Software Validation

Linux Planet

The Phoronix Test Suite is for testing hardware performance under Linux. It's still very young and incomplete, but it's worth getting acquainted with--it is based on the the scripts developed by the fine folks at Phoronix for hardware testing. Phoronix Test Suite is intended to be more than another benchmarking utility; it is an open, extensible platform for creating and customizing all kinds of Linux benchmarking.

Benchmarking Linux With the Phoronix Test Suite

Additional Coverage Phoronix Test Suite 1.0

Linux Magazine: Phoronix Test Suite und Linux Test Project aktualisiert Phoronix Test Suite Phoronix Test Suite – benchmark dla Linuksa Phoronix Test Suite erschienen

Liquidat: Phoronix Test Suite Released