Parallel BZIP2 Compression

This test measures the time needed to compress a file (a .tar package of the Linux kernel source code) using 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

14 December 2015

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel

Test Type

Processor

Average Install Time

11 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 UploadsTest Completions*Reported Installs*OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsParallel BZIP2 Compression Popularity Statisticspts/compress-pbzip22011.012011.052011.092012.012012.052012.092013.012013.052013.092014.012014.052014.092015.012015.052015.092016.012016.052016.092017.012017.052017.092018.012018.052018.092019.012019.052019.092020.012020.052020.092021.0114K28K42K56K70K
* 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, 26 Jan 2021 11:43:01 GMT.

Revision History

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 1.1.12

256MB File Compression

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 4,739 public results since 14 December 2015 with the latest data as of 23 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)
88th
4
4 +/- 1
82nd
10
5 +/- 1
82nd
14
5 +/- 1
Mid-Tier
75th
> 6
73rd
18
6 +/- 1
70th
3
7 +/- 1
69th
30
8 +/- 1
67th
4
8 +/- 1
66th
25
8 +/- 1
65th
53
8 +/- 1
61st
6
9 +/- 1
61st
11
9 +/- 1
58th
8
10 +/- 1
58th
19
10 +/- 1
57th
3
10 +/- 1
57th
21
10 +/- 1
55th
7
10 +/- 1
55th
14
10 +/- 1
54th
10
11 +/- 1
53rd
10
11 +/- 1
52nd
11
11 +/- 2
Median
50th
12
50th
3
12 +/- 1
50th
12
12 +/- 1
49th
6
12 +/- 1
48th
4
13 +/- 1
48th
5
13 +/- 1
47th
41
13 +/- 1
47th
6
13 +/- 2
47th
13
13 +/- 1
42nd
6
16 +/- 2
40th
3
16 +/- 1
40th
4
17 +/- 2
38th
16
18 +/- 2
38th
4
18 +/- 1
37th
7
19 +/- 2
35th
5
20 +/- 2
34th
15
21 +/- 2
34th
14
21 +/- 1
32nd
5
22 +/- 2
32nd
3
22 +/- 1
32nd
11
22 +/- 2
32nd
9
22 +/- 1
31st
10
22 +/- 2
31st
4
23 +/- 3
30th
3
23 +/- 1
29th
10
24 +/- 2
28th
9
25 +/- 1
28th
15
25 +/- 2
28th
3
25 +/- 1
28th
12
25 +/- 1
28th
7
25 +/- 3
27th
4
26 +/- 1
26th
3
27 +/- 1
26th
5
27 +/- 3
26th
18
27 +/- 1
Low-Tier
25th
> 27
25th
11
27 +/- 1
25th
9
28 +/- 4
25th
4
28 +/- 3
25th
4
28 +/- 1
24th
12
28 +/- 2
24th
3
28 +/- 4
24th
3
28 +/- 1
24th
4
29 +/- 1
24th
4
29 +/- 1
23rd
4
29 +/- 1
23rd
6
30 +/- 2
20th
4
34 +/- 2
18th
5
38 +/- 2
17th
3
41 +/- 3
16th
7
41 +/- 2
15th
4
45 +/- 6
15th
4
45 +/- 4
15th
3
45 +/- 1
15th
4
46 +/- 1
14th
8
48 +/- 4
13th
4
49 +/- 3
11th
11
56 +/- 5
11th
3
58 +/- 4
10th
6
63 +/- 9
9th
5
64 +/- 3
9th
3
67 +/- 3
6th
8
75 +/- 8
4th
3
108 +/- 12
4th
3
114 +/- 1
3rd
3
152 +/- 2
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - 256MB File Compression4739 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: 1.19 / Max: 8

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: 3.3 / Max: 25

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.

AMDIntelOpenBenchmarking.orgRelative Core Scaling To BaseParallel BZIP2 Compression CPU Core Scaling256MB File Compression2468101216202432816243240

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