Gzip Compression

This test measures the time needed to archive/compress two copies of the Linux 4.13 kernel source tree using Gzip compression.

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

Project Site

gzip.org

Test Created

6 December 2010

Last Updated

1 March 2018

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Processor

Average Install Time

2 Seconds

Average Run Time

2 Minutes, 19 Seconds

Accolades

250k+ Downloads + 20k+ Public Benchmark Results

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Test Completions **Reported Installs **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsGzip Compression Popularity Statisticspts/compress-gzip2010.122011.052011.102012.032012.082013.012013.062013.112014.042014.092015.022015.072015.122016.052016.102017.032017.082018.012018.062018.112019.042019.092020.022020.072020.122021.052021.102022.032022.082023.012023.062023.112024.0450K100K150K200K250K
* 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 16 June 2024.

Revision History

pts/compress-gzip-1.2.0   [View Source]   Thu, 01 Mar 2018 15:58:29 GMT
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]   Mon, 06 Dec 2010 14:36:46 GMT
Initial import into OpenBenchmarking.org

Suites Using This Test

Compression Tests

Single-Threaded


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Gzip Compression

Linux Source Tree Archiving To .tar.gz

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 5,254 public results since 1 March 2018 with the latest data as of 19 June 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
Seconds (Average)
98th
14
25 +/- 1
97th
10
27 +/- 2
95th
3
29 +/- 1
95th
10
29 +/- 2
94th
17
30 +/- 1
93rd
34
31 +/- 3
92nd
7
32 +/- 1
90th
3
33 +/- 2
90th
3
33 +/- 1
88th
19
34 +/- 4
88th
11
34 +/- 2
87th
7
35 +/- 2
87th
3
35 +/- 3
86th
7
35 +/- 1
85th
8
36 +/- 3
84th
5
36 +/- 1
84th
3
36 +/- 3
83rd
5
36 +/- 3
83rd
5
37 +/- 5
82nd
9
37 +/- 2
82nd
4
37 +/- 5
81st
15
38 +/- 3
81st
4
38 +/- 4
81st
3
38 +/- 1
80th
7
38 +/- 4
80th
3
38 +/- 1
79th
3
39 +/- 1
79th
15
39 +/- 1
79th
6
39 +/- 4
77th
5
39 +/- 2
Mid-Tier
75th
> 40
75th
5
40 +/- 3
75th
14
40 +/- 1
75th
13
40 +/- 1
73rd
3
41 +/- 2
72nd
15
41 +/- 2
72nd
4
41 +/- 1
68th
4
42 +/- 1
67th
8
43 +/- 3
66th
7
44 +/- 3
65th
4
44 +/- 2
65th
3
44 +/- 5
64th
8
44 +/- 2
64th
10
44 +/- 1
64th
3
45 +/- 1
63rd
3
45 +/- 2
63rd
4
45 +/- 1
62nd
4
45 +/- 2
60th
4
46 +/- 1
58th
6
47 +/- 3
58th
4
47 +/- 2
57th
11
48 +/- 6
56th
8
48 +/- 2
55th
3
48 +/- 5
53rd
10
49 +/- 1
Median
50th
51
49th
3
51 +/- 3
48th
6
52 +/- 2
46th
6
53 +/- 6
44th
4
54 +/- 6
42nd
3
55 +/- 5
41st
3
55 +/- 1
40th
3
56 +/- 1
36th
3
58 +/- 5
34th
4
60 +/- 2
34th
11
60 +/- 5
31st
5
63 +/- 8
Low-Tier
25th
> 69
24th
6
71 +/- 7
18th
5
85 +/- 3
16th
6
91 +/- 2
16th
4
92 +/- 1
15th
3
94 +/- 1
15th
4
94 +/- 2
14th
12
106 +/- 12
13th
6
109 +/- 9
11th
4
132 +/- 12
10th
3
139 +/- 5
10th
5
141 +/- 3
9th
7
161 +/- 18
7th
3
181 +/- 5
4th
20
281 +/- 27
3rd
3
331 +/- 13
2nd
6
389 +/- 51
2nd
3
404 +/- 13
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Linux Source Tree Archiving To .tar.gz5250 Results Range From 2 To 16907 Seconds234168010191358169720362375271430533392373140704409474850875426576561046443678271217460779981388477881691559494983310172105111085011189115281186712206125451288413223135621390114240145791491815257155961593516274166131695211002200330044005500

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 6 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-Time1020304050Min: 1 / Avg: 6.01 / Max: 49

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 2.2%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsLinux Source Tree Archiving To .tar.gzDeviation612182430Min: 0 / Avg: 2.23 / Max: 29

Does It Scale Well With Increasing Cores?

No, based on the automated analysis of the collected public benchmark data, this test / test settings does not generally scale well with increasing CPU core counts. Data based on publicly available results for this test / test settings, separated by vendor, result divided by the reference CPU clock speed, grouped by matching physical CPU core count, and normalized against the smallest core count tested from each vendor for each CPU having a sufficient number of test samples and statistically significant data.

AMDIntelOpenBenchmarking.orgRelative Core Scaling To BaseGzip Compression CPU Core ScalingLinux Source Tree Archiving To .tar.gz2468101214162024323648640.79791.59582.39373.19163.9895

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)
IBM Z
s390x
(Many Processors)
RISC-V 64-bit
riscv64
SiFive RISC-V, SiFive U740, rv64imafdc, rv64imafdcsu, rv64imafdcvsu
IBM POWER (PowerPC) 64-bit
ppc64le
POWER8, POWER8E, POWER9 16-Core, POWER9 4-Core, POWER9 44-Core, POWER9 80-Core, POWER9 altivec supported 44-Core
MIPS 64-bit
mips64
Loongson-2K V0.3 FPU V0.1, Loongson-2K1000 Lemote, Loongson-3A R3, Loongson-3A R4, Loongson-3A3000 V0.9 FPU V0.1
Loongson LoongArch 64-bit
loongarch64
Loongson-3A5000, Loongson-3A5000-HV, Loongson-3A6000, Loongson-3A6000-HV, Loongson-3C5000, Loongson-3C5000L
Intel / AMD x86 32-bit
i686
(Many Processors)
ARMv8 64-bit
armv8l
ARMv8 rev 4 8-Core
ARMv7 32-bit
armv7l
ARMv7, ARMv7 Cortex-A53 4-Core, ARMv7 Cortex-A7, ARMv7 Cortex-A7 4-Core, ARMv7 Cortex-A7 8-Core, ARMv7 Cortex-A72, ARMv7 Cortex-A72 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 0 2-Core, ARMv7 rev 1 2-Core, ARMv7 rev 1 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 3 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 3 8-Core, ARMv7 rev 4 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 5 4-Core, Fiasco rev 0, Pi 4 2GB 32-bit
ARMv8 64-bit
arm64
Apple M1, Apple M1 Max, Apple M1 Pro, Apple M2, Apple M3 Max
ARMv8 64-bit
aarch64
AArch64 rev 4, ARMVv8 Cortex-A53 4-Core, ARMv8 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A53 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A55 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A55 6-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A72, ARMv8 Cortex-A72 16-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A72 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A72 6-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A73 2-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A73 6-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-X1C 8-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 2-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 32-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 8-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 80-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-V1, ARMv8 rev 0 4-Core, ARMv8 rev 0 6-Core, Ampere ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 160-Core, Ampere ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 256-Core, Ampere eMAG ARMv8 32-Core, Apple, Apple M1, Apple M2, Cavium ThunderX, FT2000AHK, Phytium D2000, Phytium FT-E2000, Pi 4 2GB 64-bit, Rockchip ARMv8 Cortex-A72 6-Core, Rockchip ARMv8 Cortex-A76 8-Core, SiFive RISC-V

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