XZ Compression

This test measures the time needed to compress a sample file (an Ubuntu file-system image) using XZ compression.

Learn more about this test at the upstream project site: https://tukaani.org/xz/.

This utility test profile is maintained by Michael Larabel. This OpenBenchmarking.org test profile was created on 4 December 2018 and last updated on 17 April 2019. To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark compress-xz.

This test has an average install time of 18 seconds and an average run-time of 4 minutes, 2 seconds.

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Installation StatsTest Completion StatsOpenBenchmarking.orgEventsXZ Compression Popularitypts/compress-xz2018.122019.012019.022019.032019.042019.052019.062019.072019.082019.092019.102019.112019.122020.012020.022020.032020.042020.052020.062020.072020.082020.09572484396308211012

* 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-xz-1.1.0   [View Source]   17 Apr 2019 05:41 EDT
Set compression level to 7 for better scalability per https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/test-profiles/issues/76

pts/compress-xz-1.0.1   [View Source]   17 Jan 2019 11:05 EST
Add Windows support.

pts/compress-xz-1.0.0   [View Source]   04 Dec 2018 12:09 EST
Initial commit of XZ test profile to encourage moving past compress-lzma and co.

Suites Using This Test

Compression Tests

C/C++ Compiler Tests

CPU Massive

Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

XZ Compression 5.2.4

Compressing ubuntu-16.04.3-server-i386.img, Compression Level 9

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 1,943 public samples since 17 April 2019 with the latest data as of 24 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)
Mid-Tier
75th
> 25
Median
50th
45
49th
48
Low-Tier
25th
> 80
6th
292
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Compressing ubuntu-16.04.3-server-i386.img, Compression Level 91943 Results Range From 14 To 3597 Seconds1486158230302374446518590662734806878950102210941166123813101382145415261598167017421814188619582030210221742246231823902462253426062678275028222894296630383110318232543326339834703542361430060090012001500

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (XZ Compression 5.2.4 - Compressing ubuntu-16.04.3-server-i386.img, Compression Level 9) has an average run-time of 6 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 BenchmarkCompressing ubuntu-16.04.3-server-i386.img, Compression Level 9Run-Time918273645Min: 1 / Avg: 5.89 / Max: 41

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.9%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsCompressing ubuntu-16.04.3-server-i386.img, Compression Level 9Deviation3691215Min: 0 / Avg: 0.85 / Max: 12

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