Intel Linux 3.11 Kernel Power Tests

Intel Core i5-2520M testing of modern Linux kernel power consumption. Benchmarking by Michael Larabel for a future article on Phoronix.

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Intel Linux 3.11 Kernel Power TestsProcessorMotherboardChipsetMemoryDiskGraphicsAudioNetworkOSKernelDesktopDisplay ServerDisplay DriverOpenGLCompilerFile-SystemScreen ResolutionLinux 3.8Linux 3.9Linux 3.10Linux 3.11 GitIntel Core i5-2520M @ 2.50GHz (4 Cores)HP 161CIntel 2nd Generation Core Family DRAM4096MB160GB INTEL SSDSA2M160Intel 2nd Generation Core Family IGP (1300MHz)IDT 92HD81B1X5Intel 82579LM Gigabit Connection + Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205Ubuntu 13.103.8.0-030800-generic (x86_64)Xfce 4.10X Server 1.14.2intel 2.21.123.1 Mesa 9.1.4GCC 4.8ext41600x900Intel Core i5-2520M @ 3.20GHz (4 Cores)3.9.0-030900-generic (x86_64)3.10.0-031000-generic (x86_64)3.11.0-999-generic (x86_64)OpenBenchmarking.orgCompiler Details- --build=x86_64-linux-gnu --disable-browser-plugin --disable-werror --enable-checking=release --enable-clocale=gnu --enable-gnu-unique-object --enable-gtk-cairo --enable-java-awt=gtk --enable-java-home --enable-languages=c,c++,java,go,d,fortran,objc,obj-c++ --enable-libstdcxx-debug --enable-libstdcxx-time=yes --enable-multiarch --enable-nls --enable-objc-gc --enable-plugin --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix --host=x86_64-linux-gnu --target=x86_64-linux-gnu --with-abi=m64 --with-arch-32=i686 --with-arch-directory=amd64 --with-ecj-jar=/usr/share/java/eclipse-ecj.jar --with-java-home=/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.5.0-gcj-4.8-amd64/jre --with-jvm-jar-dir=/usr/lib/jvm-exports/java-1.5.0-gcj-4.8-amd64 --with-jvm-root-dir=/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.5.0-gcj-4.8-amd64 --with-multilib-list=m32,m64,mx32 --with-tune=generic -v Processor Details- Linux 3.8: Scaling Governor: acpi-cpufreq ondemand- Linux 3.9: Scaling Governor: intel_pstate powersave- Linux 3.10: Scaling Governor: intel_pstate powersave- Linux 3.11 Git: Scaling Governor: intel_pstate powersaveGraphics Details- SNASystem Details- This was running on battery power.

Linux 3.8Linux 3.9Linux 3.10Linux 3.11 GitResult OverviewPhoronix Test Suite 10.8.4100%103%107%110%Apache BenchmarkXonoticFLAC Audio EncodingOpenArenaLAME MP3 EncodingC-Ray

Intel Linux 3.11 Kernel Power Testsencode-flac: WAV To FLACopenarena: 1600 x 900xonotic: 1600 x 900 - Highc-ray: Total Timeapache: Static Web Page Servingencode-mp3: WAV To MP3Linux 3.8Linux 3.9Linux 3.10Linux 3.11 Git6.5127.1745.4774.3418141.3217.066.5527.2745.8674.3617670.8917.046.5127.2345.2274.3416077.9917.026.5527.2345.9374.3815960.5717.07OpenBenchmarking.org

FLAC Audio Encoding

OpenBenchmarking.orgSeconds, Fewer Is BetterFLAC Audio Encoding 1.3.0WAV To FLACLinux 3.8Linux 3.9Linux 3.10Linux 3.11 Git246810SE +/- 0.00, N = 5SE +/- 0.01, N = 5SE +/- 0.01, N = 5SE +/- 0.01, N = 56.516.556.516.551. (CXX) g++ options: -O2 -fvisibility=hidden -logg -lm
OpenBenchmarking.orgSeconds, Fewer Is BetterFLAC Audio Encoding 1.3.0WAV To FLACLinux 3.8Linux 3.9Linux 3.10Linux 3.11 Git3691215Min: 6.49 / Avg: 6.51 / Max: 6.52Min: 6.52 / Avg: 6.55 / Max: 6.58Min: 6.5 / Avg: 6.51 / Max: 6.53Min: 6.52 / Avg: 6.55 / Max: 6.591. (CXX) g++ options: -O2 -fvisibility=hidden -logg -lm

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.814378.8622281630490.588Linux 3.914343.042462630918.756Linux 3.1014725.822011330886.875Linux 3.11 Git13937.5532275830849.9OpenBenchmarking.orgMilliwatts, Fewer Is BetterFLAC Audio Encoding 1.3.0System Power Consumption Monitor8K16K24K32K40K

OpenArena

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8Resolution: 1600 x 900Linux 3.8Linux 3.9Linux 3.10Linux 3.11 Git612182430SE +/- 0.03, N = 3SE +/- 0.03, N = 3SE +/- 0.03, N = 3SE +/- 0.03, N = 327.1727.2727.2327.23MIN: 6 / MAX: 80MIN: 5 / MAX: 80MIN: 6 / MAX: 81MIN: 6 / MAX: 80
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8Resolution: 1600 x 900Linux 3.8Linux 3.9Linux 3.10Linux 3.11 Git612182430Min: 27.1 / Avg: 27.17 / Max: 27.2Min: 27.2 / Avg: 27.27 / Max: 27.3Min: 27.2 / Avg: 27.23 / Max: 27.3Min: 27.2 / Avg: 27.23 / Max: 27.3

OpenBenchmarking.orgMilliseconds, Fewer Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8Resolution: 1600 x 900 - Total Frame TimeLinux 3.8Linux 3.9Linux 3.10Linux 3.11 Git1530456075Min: 6 / Avg: 36.84 / Max: 79Min: 6 / Avg: 36.6 / Max: 80Min: 6 / Avg: 36.67 / Max: 80Min: 6 / Avg: 36.67 / Max: 80

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.813664.5113718539024.802Linux 3.913832.0944113444282.988Linux 3.1013853.9524223644456.467Linux 3.11 Git13947.3724094043995.204OpenBenchmarking.orgMilliwatts, Fewer Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8System Power Consumption Monitor12K24K36K48K60K

Xonotic

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.7Resolution: 1600 x 900 - Effects Quality: HighLinux 3.8Linux 3.9Linux 3.10Linux 3.11 Git1020304050SE +/- 0.02, N = 3SE +/- 0.02, N = 3SE +/- 0.52, N = 3SE +/- 0.02, N = 345.4745.8645.2245.93MIN: 26 / MAX: 60MIN: 27 / MAX: 61MIN: 3 / MAX: 61MIN: 27 / MAX: 61
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.7Resolution: 1600 x 900 - Effects Quality: HighLinux 3.8Linux 3.9Linux 3.10Linux 3.11 Git918273645Min: 45.44 / Avg: 45.47 / Max: 45.51Min: 45.84 / Avg: 45.86 / Max: 45.89Min: 44.19 / Avg: 45.22 / Max: 45.83Min: 45.89 / Avg: 45.93 / Max: 45.95

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.814329.1314045742906.78Linux 3.914078.8724358146672.17Linux 3.1014170.2124378447036.856Linux 3.11 Git14228.0744419647100.1OpenBenchmarking.orgMilliwatts, Fewer Is BetterXonotic 0.7System Power Consumption Monitor12K24K36K48K60K

C-Ray

This is a test of C-Ray, a simple raytracer designed to test the floating-point CPU performance. This test is multi-threaded (16 threads per core), will shoot 8 rays per pixel for anti-aliasing, and will generate a 1600 x 1200 image. Learn more via the OpenBenchmarking.org test page.

OpenBenchmarking.orgSeconds, Fewer Is BetterC-Ray 1.1Total TimeLinux 3.8Linux 3.9Linux 3.10Linux 3.11 Git20406080100SE +/- 0.01, N = 3SE +/- 0.01, N = 3SE +/- 0.01, N = 3SE +/- 0.02, N = 374.3474.3674.3474.381. (CC) gcc options: -lm -lpthread -O3
OpenBenchmarking.orgSeconds, Fewer Is BetterC-Ray 1.1Total TimeLinux 3.8Linux 3.9Linux 3.10Linux 3.11 Git1428425670Min: 74.34 / Avg: 74.34 / Max: 74.35Min: 74.34 / Avg: 74.36 / Max: 74.38Min: 74.33 / Avg: 74.34 / Max: 74.35Min: 74.36 / Avg: 74.38 / Max: 74.421. (CC) gcc options: -lm -lpthread -O3

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.814035.5663871240431.424Linux 3.914693.6164048441312.88Linux 3.1014291.23992241226.2Linux 3.11 Git31298.3583995740970.124OpenBenchmarking.orgMilliwatts, Fewer Is BetterC-Ray 1.1System Power Consumption Monitor11K22K33K44K55K

Apache Benchmark

OpenBenchmarking.orgRequests Per Second, More Is BetterApache Benchmark 2.4.3Static Web Page ServingLinux 3.8Linux 3.9Linux 3.10Linux 3.11 Git4K8K12K16K20KSE +/- 9.71, N = 3SE +/- 160.27, N = 3SE +/- 37.83, N = 3SE +/- 205.26, N = 318141.3217670.8916077.9915960.571. (CC) gcc options: -shared -fPIC -O2 -pthread
OpenBenchmarking.orgRequests Per Second, More Is BetterApache Benchmark 2.4.3Static Web Page ServingLinux 3.8Linux 3.9Linux 3.10Linux 3.11 Git3K6K9K12K15KMin: 18128 / Avg: 18141.32 / Max: 18160.22Min: 17425.17 / Avg: 17670.89 / Max: 17972.02Min: 16007.37 / Avg: 16077.99 / Max: 16136.84Min: 15550.52 / Avg: 15960.57 / Max: 16182.551. (CC) gcc options: -shared -fPIC -O2 -pthread

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.814091.8913639542661.85Linux 3.914078.5624012743421.616Linux 3.1014491.7943851543925.067Linux 3.11 Git14127.0154049643491.35OpenBenchmarking.orgMilliwatts, Fewer Is BetterApache Benchmark 2.4.3System Power Consumption Monitor11K22K33K44K55K

LAME MP3 Encoding

LAME is an MP3 encoder licensed under the LGPL. This test measures the time required to encode a WAV file to MP3 format. Learn more via the OpenBenchmarking.org test page.

OpenBenchmarking.orgSeconds, Fewer Is BetterLAME MP3 Encoding 3.99.3WAV To MP3Linux 3.8Linux 3.9Linux 3.10Linux 3.11 Git48121620SE +/- 0.01, N = 5SE +/- 0.00, N = 5SE +/- 0.01, N = 5SE +/- 0.01, N = 517.0617.0417.0217.071. (CC) gcc options: -O3 -fomit-frame-pointer -ffast-math -pipe -lm
OpenBenchmarking.orgSeconds, Fewer Is BetterLAME MP3 Encoding 3.99.3WAV To MP3Linux 3.8Linux 3.9Linux 3.10Linux 3.11 Git48121620Min: 17.05 / Avg: 17.06 / Max: 17.07Min: 17.03 / Avg: 17.04 / Max: 17.05Min: 17.01 / Avg: 17.02 / Max: 17.03Min: 17.04 / Avg: 17.07 / Max: 17.081. (CC) gcc options: -O3 -fomit-frame-pointer -ffast-math -pipe -lm

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.814091.8913030530750.12Linux 3.914091.742529231413.96Linux 3.1014118.5122819831397.76Linux 3.11 Git14107.4552440231233.384OpenBenchmarking.orgMilliwatts, Fewer Is BetterLAME MP3 Encoding 3.99.3System Power Consumption Monitor8K16K24K32K40K

System Power Consumption Monitor

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.813664.5113662842906.78Linux 3.913832.0943965646672.17Linux 3.1013853.9523958247036.856Linux 3.11 Git13937.5533931547100.1OpenBenchmarking.orgMilliwattsSystem Power Consumption MonitorPhoronix Test Suite System Monitoring12K24K36K48K60K