Parallel BZIP2 Compression

This test measures the time needed to compress a file using BZIP2 compression.

Learn more about this test at the upstream project site: http://compression.ca/pbzip2/.

This utility test profile is maintained by Michael Larabel. This OpenBenchmarking.org test profile was created on 6 December 2010 and last updated on 14 December 2015. To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark compress-pbzip2.

This test has an average install time of 12 seconds and an average run-time of 3 minutes, 50 seconds.

250k+ Downloads + 10k+ Public Benchmark Results

Installation StatsTest Completion StatsOpenBenchmarking.orgEventsParallel BZIP2 Compression Popularitypts/compress-pbzip22015.102015.122016.022016.042016.062016.082016.102016.122017.022017.042017.062017.082017.102017.122018.022018.042018.062018.082018.102018.122019.022019.042019.062019.082019.102019.122020.022020.042020.062020.084510382031302440175010

* Data based on those opting to upload their test results to OpenBenchmarking.org and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting.

Revision History

pts/compress-pbzip2-1.5.0   [View Source]   14 Dec 2015 11:00 EST
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]   08 Oct 2015 16:55 EDT
Update download links.

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

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

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Compression Tests

Multi-Core

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Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Parallel BZIP2 Compression 1.1.12

256MB File Compression

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 4,567 public samples since 14 December 2015 with the latest data as of 29 October 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)
88th
4
Mid-Tier
75th
> 6
Median
50th
12
Low-Tier
25th
> 27
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - 256MB File Compression4567 Results Range From 2 To 1452 Seconds2407811615419223026830634438242045849653457261064868672476280083887691495299010281066110411421180121812561294133213701408144614848001600240032004000

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Parallel BZIP2 Compression 1.1.12 - 256MB File 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 Benchmark256MB File CompressionRun-Time3691215Min: 1 / Avg: 1.18 / Max: 7

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 3.3%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between Runs256MB File CompressionDeviation612182430Min: 0 / Avg: 3.29 / Max: 24

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