Gzip Compression

This test measures the time needed to compress a file using Gzip compression.

Learn more about this test at the upstream project site: http://www.gzip.org/.

This utility test profile is maintained by Michael Larabel. This OpenBenchmarking.org test profile was created on 6 December 2010 and last updated on 1 March 2018. To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark compress-gzip.

This test has an average install time of 2 seconds and an average run-time of 2 minutes, 12 seconds.

250k+ Downloads + 20k+ Public Benchmark Results

Installation StatsTest Completion StatsPublic Result UploadsOpenBenchmarking.orgEventsGzip Compression Popularitypts/compress-gzip2015.122016.022016.042016.062016.082016.102016.122017.022017.042017.062017.082017.102017.122018.022018.042018.062018.082018.102018.122019.022019.042019.062019.082019.102019.122020.022020.042020.062020.082020.10700014000210002800035000

* Data based on those opting to upload their test results to OpenBenchmarking.org and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting.

Revision History

pts/compress-gzip-1.2.0   [View Source]   01 Mar 2018 15:58 EST
Update test to make it more demanding for modern hardware by using two copies of the Linux kernel source tree, should also work on Windows.

pts/compress-gzip-1.1.0   [View Source]   06 Dec 2010 14:36 EST
Initial import into OpenBenchmarking.org

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Compression Tests

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Gzip Compression

Linux Source Tree Archiving To .tar.gz

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 3,370 public samples since 1 March 2018 with the latest data as of 3 December 2020.

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
Seconds (Average)
Mid-Tier
75th
> 42
63rd
47
Median
50th
52
Low-Tier
25th
> 75
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Linux Source Tree Archiving To .tar.gz3370 Results Range From 2 To 16907 Seconds23416801019135816972036237527143053339237314070440947485087542657656104644367827121746077998138847788169155949498331017210511108501118911528118671220612545128841322313562139011424014579149181525715596159351627416613169527001400210028003500

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Gzip Compression - Linux Source Tree Archiving To .tar.gz) has an average run-time of 4 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 BenchmarkLinux Source Tree Archiving To .tar.gzRun-Time816243240Min: 1 / Avg: 3.84 / Max: 40

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 2.1%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsLinux Source Tree Archiving To .tar.gzDeviation510152025Min: 0 / Avg: 2.15 / Max: 22

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User Comments

Pigz vs. Gzip?

I just started using the threaded gzip program named "pigz" - does this benchmark have a way to compare the two?

Post by pyite on 30 April 2012, 09.02.

Biased?

I think this test is a little bit biased.. it creates a 2GB (zero byte) file on disk. And then compresses it with output to /dev/null.

But that means the test also depends on the disk read speed.

Post by johndoe on 18 April 2013, 19.38.

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