XZ Compression

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

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

Project Site

tukaani.org

Test Created

4 December 2018

Last Updated

17 April 2019

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel

Test Type

Processor

Average Install Time

17 Seconds

Average Run Time

4 Minutes, 7 Seconds

Accolades

30k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms


Public Result UploadsReported Installs*Test Completions*OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsXZ Compression Popularity Statisticspts/compress-xz2018.122019.012019.022019.032019.042019.052019.062019.072019.082019.092019.102019.112019.122020.012020.022020.032020.042020.052020.062020.072020.082020.092020.102020.112020.122021.012K4K6K8K10K
* 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 Sat, 23 Jan 2021 11:13:48 GMT.

Revision History

pts/compress-xz-1.1.0   [View Source]   Wed, 17 Apr 2019 05:41:53 GMT
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]   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:05:03 GMT
Add Windows support.

pts/compress-xz-1.0.0   [View Source]   Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:09:16 GMT
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 2,263 public results since 17 April 2019 with the latest data as of 19 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)
98th
69
18 +/- 3
95th
27
19 +/- 1
93rd
35
20 +/- 1
90th
4
21 +/- 1
83rd
12
23 +/- 3
79th
25
24 +/- 3
77th
11
24 +/- 1
Mid-Tier
75th
> 25
66th
8
27 +/- 1
63rd
19
29 +/- 2
57th
14
34 +/- 3
56th
24
35 +/- 5
55th
45
35 +/- 5
52nd
9
41 +/- 7
52nd
4
42 +/- 1
51st
3
42 +/- 6
Median
50th
43
50th
3
44 +/- 7
49th
5
46 +/- 1
47th
7
48 +/- 3
47th
6
48 +/- 2
44th
10
50 +/- 1
43rd
12
51 +/- 3
41st
9
52 +/- 5
41st
21
52 +/- 5
40th
3
54 +/- 3
39th
21
55 +/- 3
37th
18
56 +/- 11
37th
13
57 +/- 6
37th
20
58 +/- 9
35th
15
60 +/- 12
35th
14
60 +/- 14
35th
17
60 +/- 1
34th
18
61 +/- 14
32nd
3
63 +/- 4
32nd
15
63 +/- 12
31st
4
64 +/- 9
31st
3
65 +/- 8
30th
3
66 +/- 1
30th
43
67 +/- 11
29th
7
69 +/- 12
29th
18
70 +/- 3
26th
16
77 +/- 1
26th
3
78 +/- 2
Low-Tier
25th
> 78
24th
17
80 +/- 1
24th
5
80 +/- 1
23rd
7
83 +/- 17
23rd
4
86 +/- 15
22nd
4
88 +/- 9
21st
3
94 +/- 13
21st
3
98 +/- 1
20th
3
102 +/- 29
19th
6
105 +/- 28
18th
6
110 +/- 13
17th
26
117 +/- 21
17th
15
118 +/- 22
17th
3
122 +/- 7
16th
15
128 +/- 29
15th
6
132 +/- 15
15th
20
137 +/- 28
15th
6
140 +/- 8
15th
3
140 +/- 6
14th
3
144 +/- 1
13th
17
153 +/- 29
10th
18
199 +/- 15
9th
8
210 +/- 43
9th
3
213 +/- 8
9th
3
232 +/- 2
8th
16
277 +/- 13
7th
4
293 +/- 10
4th
22
392 +/- 40
4th
15
401 +/- 4
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Compressing ubuntu-16.04.3-server-i386.img, Compression Level 92263 Results Range From 11 To 3597 Seconds11831552272993714435155876597318038759471019109111631235130713791451152315951667173918111883195520272099217122432315238724592531260326752747281928912963303531073179325133233395346735393611400800120016002000

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-Time816243240Min: 1 / Avg: 5.29 / Max: 39

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.8%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsCompressing ubuntu-16.04.3-server-i386.img, Compression Level 9Deviation3691215Min: 0 / Avg: 0.81 / Max: 11

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