CacheBench

This is a performance test of CacheBench, which is part of LLCbench. CacheBench is designed to test the memory and cache bandwidth performance

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark cachebench.

Project Site

icl.cs.utk.edu

Test Created

6 December 2010

Last Updated

10 January 2024

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Processor

Average Install Time

3 Seconds

Average Run Time

6 Minutes, 27 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain

Accolades

300k+ Downloads + 20k+ Public Benchmark Results

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Test Completions **Reported Installs **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsCacheBench Popularity Statisticspts/cachebench2010.122011.052011.102012.032012.082013.012013.062013.112014.042014.092015.022015.072015.122016.052016.102017.032017.082018.012018.062018.112019.042019.092020.022020.072020.122021.052021.102022.032022.082023.012023.062023.11200K400K600K800K1000K
* Uploading of benchmark result data to OpenBenchmarking.org is always optional (opt-in) via the Phoronix Test Suite for users wishing to share their results publicly.
** Data based on those opting to upload their test results to OpenBenchmarking.org and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting while running benchmarks from an Internet-connected platform.
*** Test profile page view reporting began March 2021.
Data updated weekly as of 19 February 2024.
Write33.1%Read / Modify / Write33.8%Read33.1%Test Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

pts/cachebench-1.2.0   [View Source]   Wed, 10 Jan 2024 10:30:23 GMT
Ensure -O3 is set in its build system.

pts/cachebench-1.1.2   [View Source]   Sat, 07 Apr 2018 17:38:36 GMT
Fix for FreeBSD

pts/cachebench-1.1.1   [View Source]   Sun, 04 Mar 2018 10:07:15 GMT
Windows support.

pts/cachebench-1.1.0   [View Source]   Wed, 04 Jan 2017 20:24:47 GMT
Change download link to a static one.

pts/cachebench-1.0.0   [View Source]   Mon, 06 Dec 2010 14:34:54 GMT
Initial import into OpenBenchmarking.org

Suites Using This Test

Memory Test Suite

CPU Massive

Single-Threaded


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

CacheBench

Test: Write

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 168 public results since 10 January 2024 with the latest data as of 21 February 2024.

Below is an overview of the generalized performance for components where there is sufficient statistically significant data based upon user-uploaded results. It is important to keep in mind particularly in the Linux/open-source space there can be vastly different OS configurations, with this overview intended to offer just general guidance as to the performance expectations.

Component
Percentile Rank
# Compatible Public Results
MB/s (Average)
100th
4
161325 +/- 39
97th
3
128692 +/- 151
94th
5
121478 +/- 15656
94th
3
109712 +/- 93
92nd
3
107976 +/- 953
90th
3
89826 +/- 251
87th
5
82631 +/- 162
77th
5
72368 +/- 428
Mid-Tier
75th
< 71770
73rd
3
69286 +/- 588
68th
4
67231 +/- 206
66th
4
66639 +/- 234
57th
3
56657 +/- 81
Median
50th
55452
50th
4
55435 +/- 56
47th
4
55293 +/- 61
47th
4
55280 +/- 117
38th
3
49829 +/- 4
29th
6
45642 +/- 3
Low-Tier
25th
< 40673
19th
4
37987 +/- 25
15th
4
34712 +/- 6
12th
4
29166 +/- 1663
3rd
3
23154 +/- 17
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Test: Write168 Results Range From 16170 To 161364 MB/s1617019074219782488227786306903359436498394024230645210481145101853922568265973062634655386844271346742507715480058829628586688770916749457897482100386103290106194109098112002114906117810120714123618126522129426132330135234138138141042143946146850149754152658155562158466161370612182430

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (CacheBench - Test: Write) has an average run-time of 7 minutes. By default this test profile is set to run at least 3 times but may increase if the standard deviation exceeds pre-defined defaults or other calculations deem additional runs necessary for greater statistical accuracy of the result.

OpenBenchmarking.orgMinutesTime Required To Complete BenchmarkTest: WriteRun-Time3691215Min: 7 / Avg: 7.04 / Max: 11

Notable Instruction Set Usage

Notable instruction set extensions supported by this test, based on an automatic analysis by the Phoronix Test Suite / OpenBenchmarking.org analytics engine.

Instruction Set
Support
Instructions Detected
SSE2 (SSE2)
Used by default on supported hardware.
 
COMISD MULSD SUBSD CVTSI2SD DIVSD MOVAPD ADDSD UNPCKLPD MOVUPD ADDPD
Last automated analysis: 11 January 2024

This test profile binary relies on the shared libraries libc.so.6.

Tested CPU Architectures

This benchmark has been successfully tested on the below mentioned architectures. The CPU architectures listed is where successful OpenBenchmarking.org result uploads occurred, namely for helping to determine if a given test is compatible with various alternative CPU architectures.

CPU Architecture
Kernel Identifier
Verified On
Intel / AMD x86 64-bit
x86_64
(Many Processors)
ARMv8 64-bit
aarch64
ARMv8 Cortex-A53 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A76 4-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 128-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-V1, Apple M2

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