LZMA Compression

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

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

Use with caution this test profile is currently marked Deprecated.

Project Site

7-zip.org

Test Created

6 December 2010

Last Updated

4 December 2018

Test Maintainer

apaige 

Test Type

Processor

Average Install Time

13 Seconds

Average Run Time

9 Minutes, 20 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain

Accolades

200k+ Downloads + 5k+ Public Benchmark Results

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Test Completions **Reported Installs **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsLZMA Compression Popularity Statisticspts/compress-lzma2010.122011.052011.102012.032012.082013.012013.062013.112014.042014.092015.022015.072015.122016.052016.102017.032017.082018.012018.062018.112019.042019.092020.022020.072020.122021.052021.102022.032022.082023.012023.062023.112024.046K12K18K24K30K
* 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 8 June 2024.

Revision History

pts/compress-lzma-1.3.1   [View Source]   Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:14:42 GMT
Mark as deprecated as much better alternatives like Zstd, XZ, 7-zip, and even Gzip for relevancy compress-* tests available.

pts/compress-lzma-1.3.0   [View Source]   Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:36:17 GMT
Update against upstream and switch file compression to using Linux kernel snapshot

pts/compress-lzma-1.2.0   [View Source]   Mon, 06 Dec 2010 14:36:55 GMT
Initial import into OpenBenchmarking.org


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

LZMA Compression

256MB File Compression

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 4,848 public results since 20 January 2016 with the latest data as of 20 April 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)
100th
17
196 +/- 7
99th
20
206 +/- 6
98th
4
223 +/- 4
98th
25
226 +/- 15
97th
3
231 +/- 15
97th
6
235 +/- 5
97th
35
239 +/- 28
97th
3
239 +/- 13
96th
14
241 +/- 13
96th
11
244 +/- 15
96th
3
246 +/- 31
96th
8
249 +/- 22
95th
3
253 +/- 15
95th
4
253 +/- 16
94th
3
257 +/- 18
94th
5
259 +/- 8
94th
15
262 +/- 7
93rd
5
263 +/- 6
93rd
5
263 +/- 13
93rd
3
264 +/- 8
92nd
12
266 +/- 14
92nd
4
269 +/- 1
91st
16
275 +/- 14
90th
4
276 +/- 2
90th
4
277 +/- 9
90th
16
279 +/- 16
89th
8
280 +/- 17
89th
4
281 +/- 25
89th
6
283 +/- 4
88th
6
284 +/- 13
88th
4
284 +/- 5
88th
7
285 +/- 24
87th
8
286 +/- 3
86th
9
288 +/- 9
83rd
3
289 +/- 15
82nd
4
292 +/- 1
82nd
5
292 +/- 23
81st
8
296 +/- 14
80th
21
298 +/- 16
80th
3
299 +/- 18
78th
3
303 +/- 1
78th
12
304 +/- 4
78th
32
306 +/- 20
78th
4
307 +/- 18
Mid-Tier
75th
> 309
75th
10
309 +/- 19
75th
8
311 +/- 20
75th
3
312 +/- 24
74th
64
317 +/- 8
70th
33
320 +/- 32
69th
6
321 +/- 42
69th
8
322 +/- 18
67th
3
331 +/- 17
67th
11
331 +/- 10
65th
6
342 +/- 16
65th
5
345 +/- 18
64th
3
348 +/- 2
63rd
3
351 +/- 8
63rd
7
353 +/- 19
62nd
5
355 +/- 35
60th
6
362 +/- 17
60th
3
363 +/- 27
60th
12
363 +/- 12
60th
13
364 +/- 37
60th
8
366 +/- 16
60th
10
367 +/- 32
59th
3
368 +/- 7
59th
3
371 +/- 10
59th
10
373 +/- 5
59th
4
373 +/- 15
58th
3
379 +/- 7
58th
3
379 +/- 5
57th
8
384 +/- 40
57th
6
384 +/- 20
56th
13
391 +/- 29
55th
4
399 +/- 35
55th
3
399 +/- 13
55th
9
400 +/- 15
55th
4
400 +/- 15
55th
3
400 +/- 6
54th
4
406 +/- 44
54th
5
408 +/- 18
53rd
4
415 +/- 26
53rd
6
417 +/- 2
52nd
5
420 +/- 45
52nd
6
421 +/- 30
52nd
3
423 +/- 32
Median
50th
435
50th
4
435 +/- 1
50th
3
437 +/- 27
50th
3
439 +/- 32
50th
5
440 +/- 33
49th
3
444 +/- 20
49th
5
444 +/- 17
49th
4
445 +/- 1
49th
3
446 +/- 5
49th
3
448 +/- 1
48th
4
451 +/- 22
46th
10
469 +/- 24
44th
4
473 +/- 23
44th
5
474 +/- 56
42nd
3
481 +/- 9
41st
5
490 +/- 51
40th
3
491 +/- 32
39th
8
509 +/- 21
38th
3
521 +/- 15
36th
14
539 +/- 20
33rd
7
550 +/- 63
Low-Tier
25th
> 572
14th
5
620 +/- 44
5th
4
734 +/- 6
5th
4
736 +/- 71
4th
3
822 +/- 7
3rd
3
1011 +/- 38
3rd
5
1046 +/- 4
3rd
3
1062 +/- 37
3rd
3
1080 +/- 60
2nd
4
1200 +/- 30
2nd
12
2153 +/- 139
1st
10
2419 +/- 252
1st
11
3128 +/- 264
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - 256MB File Compression4848 Results Range From 140 To 101331 Seconds140216441886212823610260122841430816332183562038022404244282645228476305003252434548365723859640620426444466846692487165074052764547885681258836608606288464908669326895670980730047502877052790768110083124851488717289196912209324495268972929931610134010002000300040005000

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (LZMA Compression - 256MB File Compression) has an average run-time of 17 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 Benchmark256MB File CompressionRun-Time1224364860Min: 7 / Avg: 16.51 / Max: 60

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 7.3%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between Runs256MB File CompressionDeviation1122334455Min: 0 / Avg: 7.34 / Max: 55

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 BaseLZMA Compression CPU Core Scaling256MB File Compression2468121620242832406412345

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)
sun4v
SPARC-T3 sparcv9
SPARC64
sparc64
UltraSparc T2
IBM POWER (PowerPC) 64-bit
ppc64
PPC970 altivec supported
IBM POWER (PowerPC)
ppc
7447A altivec supported, 750FX
MIPS 64-bit
mips64
ICT Loongson-3A R3, Loongson-2K V0.3 FPU V0.1, Loongson-3A R3, Loongson-3A3000 V0.9 FPU V0.1
Intel / AMD x86 32-bit
i686
(Many Processors)
ARMv7 32-bit
armv7l
ARMv7 rev 0 8-Core, ARMv7 rev 1 2-Core, ARMv7 rev 1 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 10 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 2 2-Core, ARMv7 rev 2 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 3 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 3 8-Core, ARMv7 rev 4 2-Core, ARMv7 rev 4 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 5, ARMv7 rev 5 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 5 8-Core, Exynos ARMv7 rev 3 8-Core
ARMv6 32-bit
armv6l
ARMv6-compatible rev 7
Arm
arm
(Many Processors)
ARMv8 64-bit
aarch64
AArch64 rev 3, AArch64 rev 4

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