Parallel BZIP2 Compression

This test measures the time needed to compress a file (FreeBSD-13.0-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img) using Parallel BZIP2 compression.

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark compress-pbzip2.

Project Site

compression.ca

Test Created

6 December 2010

Last Updated

12 February 2022

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Processor

Average Install Time

16 Seconds

Average Run Time

6 Minutes, 24 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain

Accolades

250k+ Downloads + 10k+ Public Benchmark Results

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Test Completions **Reported Installs **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsParallel BZIP2 Compression Popularity Statisticspts/compress-pbzip22010.122011.042011.082011.122012.042012.082012.122013.042013.082013.122014.042014.082014.122015.042015.082015.122016.042016.082016.122017.042017.082017.122018.042018.082018.122019.042019.082019.122020.042020.082020.122021.042021.082021.122022.042022.0820K40K60K80K100K
* 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 current as of 2 October 2022.

Revision History

pts/compress-pbzip2-1.6.0   [View Source]   Sat, 12 Feb 2022 07:57:00 GMT
Update against latest point release and increase the file size for more intensity on modern CPUs... Not that this test is popular but the prior download mirrors were down.

pts/compress-pbzip2-1.5.0   [View Source]   Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:00:38 GMT
Update against pbzip 1.1.12, switch to using Linux 4.3 kernel source package as compression source.

pts/compress-pbzip2-1.4.1   [View Source]   Thu, 08 Oct 2015 16:55:25 GMT
Update download links.

pts/compress-pbzip2-1.4.0   [View Source]   Wed, 03 Oct 2012 23:05:54 GMT
Update BZIP2 against upstream 1.0.6 and update PBZIP2 against upstream 1.1.6 source.

pts/compress-pbzip2-1.3.0   [View Source]   Mon, 06 Dec 2010 14:37:12 GMT
Initial import into OpenBenchmarking.org

Suites Using This Test

Compression Tests

Multi-Core

CPU Massive


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Parallel BZIP2 Compression 1.1.13

FreeBSD-13.0-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img Compression

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 643 public results since 12 February 2022 with the latest data as of 4 October 2022.

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)
Mid-Tier
75th
> 6
60th
9
9 +/- 1
58th
5
9 +/- 1
Median
50th
10
50th
3
10 +/- 1
42nd
11
11 +/- 1
38th
6
12 +/- 1
31st
4
13 +/- 1
28th
8
15 +/- 1
Low-Tier
25th
> 16
22nd
11
18 +/- 1
13th
5
26 +/- 3
7th
3
48 +/- 1
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - FreeBSD-13.0-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img Compression634 Results Range From 2 To 434 Seconds223446586107128149170191212233254275296317338359380401422443120240360480600

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Parallel BZIP2 Compression 1.1.13 - FreeBSD-13.0-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img Compression) has an average run-time of 2 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 BenchmarkFreeBSD-13.0-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img CompressionRun-Time48121620Min: 1 / Avg: 2.07 / Max: 15

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 1.8%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsFreeBSD-13.0-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img CompressionDeviation3691215Min: 0 / Avg: 1.77 / Max: 9

Does It Scale Well With Increasing Cores?

Yes, based on the automated analysis of the collected public benchmark data, this test / test settings does 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.

IntelAMDOpenBenchmarking.orgRelative Core Scaling To BaseParallel BZIP2 Compression CPU Core ScalingFreeBSD-13.0-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img Compression46812162432641.35832.71664.07495.43326.7915

Notable Instruction Set Usage

Notable instruction set extensions supported by this test, based on an automatic analysis by the Phoronix Test Suite / OpenBenchmarking.org analytics engine.

Instruction Set
Support
Instructions Detected
SSE2 (SSE2)
Used by default on supported hardware.
 
CVTSI2SD DIVSD ADDSD SUBSD CVTTSD2SI MULSD MOVDQU CVTSS2SD
Last automated analysis: 12 February 2022

This test profile binary relies on the shared libraries libc.so.6, libm.so.6.

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)
RISC-V 64-bit
riscv64
SiFive RISC-V
IBM POWER (PowerPC) 64-bit
ppc64le
POWER8E
Loongson LoongArch 64-bit
loongarch64
Loongson-3C5000L
ARMv8 64-bit
arm64
Apple M1 Max, Apple M2
ARMv8 64-bit
aarch64
ARMv8, ARMv8 Cortex-A55 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A55 6-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A72 16-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A72 4-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 32-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-V1, ARMv8 rev 0 4-Core, Ampere ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 160-Core, Ampere ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 256-Core, Apple M1, Apple M2

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