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: gzip.org.

This utility test 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, 15 seconds.

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Performance Metrics

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Gzip Compression

Linux Source Tree Archiving To .tar.gz

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 3,059 public samples since 1 March 2018 with the latest data as of 14 September 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
66th
47
Median
50th
53
Low-Tier
25th
> 75
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results3059 Results Range From 2 To 16907 Seconds23416801019135816972036237527143053339237314070440947485087542657656104644367827121746077998138847788169155949498331017210511108501118911528118671220612545128841322313562139011424014579149181525715596159351627416613169526001200180024003000

Revision History

pts/compress-gzip-1.2.0     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     06 Dec 2010 14:36 EST
Initial import into OpenBenchmarking.org

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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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