|Developer(s)||Michael Larabel, Matthew Tippett|
|Initial release||April 2008|
10.8.4 / July 3, 2022
|Repository||Phoronix-test-suite on GitHub|
|Operating system||Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, OpenSolaris, Mac OS X, Windows|
|Size||703 kB (base program)|
|License||GNU General Public License v3|
Phoronix Test Suite (PTS) is a free and open-source benchmark software for Linux and other operating systems which is developed by Michael Larabel and Matthew Tippett. The Phoronix Test Suite has been endorsed by sites such as Linux.com, LinuxPlanet, and Softpedia.
Phoromatic is a web-based remote test management system for the Phoronix Test Suite. It allows the automatic scheduling of tests. It's aimed at the enterprise. It can manage multiple test nodes simultaneously within a test farm or distributed environment.
Phoromatic Tracker is an extension of Phoromatic that provides a public interface into test farms. Currently their reference implementations autonomously monitor the performance of the Linux kernel on a daily basis, Fedora Rawhide and Ubuntu.
PTS Desktop Live was a stripped down x86-64 Linux distribution, which included Phoronix Test Suite 2.4. It was designed for testing/benchmarking computers from a LiveDVD / LiveUSB environment.
Phodevi (Phoronix Device Interface) is a library that provides a clean, stable, platform-independent API for accessing software and hardware information.
Phoronix Certification & Qualification Suite (PCQS) is a reference specification for the Phoronix Test Suite.
Type of site
|Created by||Michael Larabel|
|Registration||Required (for the forums)|
|Launched||June 5, 2004|
Phoronix is a technology website that offers insights regarding the development of the Linux kernel, product reviews, interviews, and news regarding free and open-source software by monitoring the Linux kernel mailing list or interviews.
Phoronix was started in June 2004 by Michael Larabel, who currently serves as the owner and editor-in-chief.
Founded on 5 June 2004, Phoronix started as a website with a handful of hardware reviews and guides, moving to articles covering operating systems based on Linux and open source software around the start of 2005, such as Ubuntu, Fedora, SUSE and Mozilla (Firefox/Thunderbird). Phoronix heavily focuses on benchmarking hardware running Linux, with a heavy slant towards graphics articles that monitor and compare free and open-source graphics device drivers and Mesa 3D with AMD's and Nvidia's proprietary graphics device drivers. In June 2006 the website added forums in addition to news content. On 20 April 2007, Phoronix redesigned its website, and began Solaris hardware reviews and news in addition to Linux content.
Phoronix benchmarks have been cited by a number of other technical publications such as CNET News.
OpenBenchmarking.org is a web-based service created to work with the Phoronix Test Suite. It is a collaborative platform that allows users to share their hardware and software benchmarks through an organized online interface.
On 5 June 2008, Phoronix Test Suite 1.0 was released under the codename Trondheim. This 1.0 release was made up of 57 test profiles and 23 test suites.
On 3 September 2008, Phoronix Test Suite 1.2 was released with support for the OpenSolaris operating system and a module framework accompanied by tests focusing upon new areas and many new test profiles.
Phoronix Test Suite 1.8 includes a graphical user interface (GUI) using GTK+ written using the PHP-GTK bindings.
3.4 includes MATISK benchmarking module and initial support for the GNU Hurd.