This test measures the time needed to compress/decompress a sample file (a FreeBSD disk image - FreeBSD-12.2-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img) using Zstd compression with options for different compression levels / settings.
To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark compress-zstd.
* 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 1 February 2023.
pts/compress-zstd-1.5.0 [View Source] Fri, 14 May 2021 13:28:48 GMT Update against upstream Zstd 1.5.
pts/compress-zstd-1.3.0 [View Source] Wed, 03 Mar 2021 16:48:52 GMT Update against upstream Zstd 1.4.9, expose decompression speed, switch to FreeBSD img as input test, also add long mode options.
OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 1,995 public results since 14 May 2021 with the latest data as of 2 February 2023.
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.
Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Zstd Compression 1.5.0 - Compression Level: 19 - Compression Speed) has an average run-time of 5 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.
Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.6%.
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.
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.
Requires passing a supported compiler/build flag (verified with targets: sandybridge, skylake, tigerlake, cascadelake, sapphirerapids, alderlake, znver2, znver3). Found on Intel processors since Sandy Bridge (2011). Found on AMD processors since Bulldozer (2011).
Requires passing a supported compiler/build flag (verified with targets: skylake, tigerlake, cascadelake, sapphirerapids, alderlake, znver2, znver3). Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013). Found on AMD processors since Excavator (2016).
Requires passing a supported compiler/build flag (verified with targets: skylake, tigerlake, cascadelake, sapphirerapids, alderlake, znver2, znver3). Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013). Found on AMD processors since Bulldozer (2011).
Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (AVX512)
Requires passing a supported compiler/build flag (verified with targets: cascadelake, sapphirerapids).
(ZMM REGISTER USE)
The test / benchmark does honor compiler flag changes.
Last automated analysis: 17 January 2022
This test profile binary relies on the shared libraries libz.so.1, liblzma.so.5, libc.so.6.
Tested CPU Architectures
This benchmark has been successfully tested on the below mentioned architectures. The CPU architectures listed is where successful OpenBenchmarking.org result uploads occurred, namely for helping to determine if a given test is compatible with various alternative CPU architectures.