Gzip Compression

This test measures the time needed to compress a file 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, 31 Seconds

Accolades

250k+ Downloads + 20k+ Public Benchmark Results

Supported Platforms


Public Result UploadsTest Completions*Reported Installs*OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsGzip Compression Popularity Statisticspts/compress-gzip2011.012011.052011.092012.012012.052012.092013.012013.052013.092014.012014.052014.092015.012015.052015.092016.012016.052016.092017.012017.052017.092018.012018.052018.092019.012019.052019.092020.012020.052020.092021.0120K40K60K80K100K
* 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.
Data current as of Tue, 19 Jan 2021 19:26:18 GMT.

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 3,561 public results since 1 March 2018 with the latest data as of 19 January 2021.

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
# Matching Public Results
Seconds (Average)
98th
3
29 +/- 1
98th
10
29 +/- 1
97th
17
30 +/- 1
96th
31
31 +/- 3
96th
15
32 +/- 1
94th
3
34 +/- 2
93rd
11
34 +/- 2
91st
4
35 +/- 4
90th
7
35 +/- 1
90th
6
35 +/- 3
89th
8
36 +/- 3
88th
6
37 +/- 1
87th
4
37 +/- 5
87th
4
37 +/- 4
86th
3
38 +/- 1
86th
7
38 +/- 4
85th
35
38 +/- 7
84th
12
39 +/- 6
83rd
4
40 +/- 2
82nd
7
40 +/- 1
81st
5
40 +/- 3
81st
14
40 +/- 1
80th
6
40 +/- 1
78th
4
41 +/- 1
Mid-Tier
75th
> 42
74th
3
43 +/- 2
73rd
8
43 +/- 3
72nd
4
44 +/- 2
70th
3
44 +/- 1
69th
3
45 +/- 6
66th
5
46 +/- 1
66th
3
46 +/- 5
64th
4
47 +/- 2
61st
3
48 +/- 5
59th
8
49 +/- 14
59th
10
49 +/- 1
56th
4
51 +/- 2
54th
3
51 +/- 3
Median
50th
52
47th
6
54 +/- 6
44th
3
55 +/- 1
36th
4
60 +/- 2
32nd
3
63 +/- 16
Low-Tier
25th
> 75
17th
4
92 +/- 1
15th
12
106 +/- 12
14th
5
114 +/- 28
12th
4
132 +/- 12
12th
3
134 +/- 35
11th
5
141 +/- 3
10th
17
154 +/- 10
9th
7
161 +/- 18
9th
19
172 +/- 28
8th
3
181 +/- 5
4th
20
281 +/- 27
3rd
7
390 +/- 47
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Linux Source Tree Archiving To .tar.gz3561 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: 3.9 / 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: 2.06 / Max: 22

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OpenBenchmarking.org Community 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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