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

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-pbzip22010.122011.042011.082011.122012.042012.082012.122013.042013.082013.122014.042014.082014.122015.042015.082015.122016.042016.082016.122017.042017.082017.122018.042018.082018.122019.042019.082019.122020.042020.082020.122021.042021.0820K40K60K80K100K
* 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 22 September 2021.

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 4,852 public results since 14 December 2015 with the latest data as of 23 September 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
# Compatible Public Results
Seconds (Average)
88th
4
4 +/- 1
82nd
10
5 +/- 1
81st
14
5 +/- 1
Mid-Tier
75th
> 6
72nd
18
6 +/- 1
70th
3
7 +/- 1
68th
30
8 +/- 1
67th
4
8 +/- 1
65th
25
8 +/- 1
64th
53
8 +/- 1
61st
6
9 +/- 1
60th
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
52nd
10
11 +/- 1
52nd
11
11 +/- 2
Median
50th
12
49th
3
12 +/- 1
49th
12
12 +/- 1
49th
6
12 +/- 1
48th
4
13 +/- 1
48th
5
13 +/- 1
47th
41
13 +/- 1
47th
6
13 +/- 2
46th
13
13 +/- 1
42nd
6
16 +/- 2
40th
3
16 +/- 1
39th
4
17 +/- 2
38th
17
18 +/- 2
37th
4
18 +/- 1
36th
7
19 +/- 2
35th
5
20 +/- 2
33rd
15
21 +/- 2
33rd
14
21 +/- 1
32nd
5
22 +/- 2
32nd
3
22 +/- 1
32nd
11
22 +/- 2
31st
9
22 +/- 1
31st
10
22 +/- 2
30th
4
23 +/- 3
30th
3
23 +/- 1
28th
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
5
29 +/- 1
23rd
4
29 +/- 1
23rd
6
30 +/- 2
21st
3
33 +/- 1
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
6
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 Compression4852 Results Range From 2 To 1452 Seconds2407811615419223026830634438242045849653457261064868672476280083887691495299010281066110411421180121812561294133213701408144614849001800270036004500

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: 1.2 / 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: 3.26 / 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 Compression2468101216202432510152025

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.
 
DIVSD ADDSD SUBSD CVTTSD2SI MULSD CVTSI2SD MOVDQU CVTSS2SD
Last automated analysis: 10 May 2021

This test profile binary relies on the shared libraries libpthread.so.0, libc.so.6, libm.so.6.

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