Dbench

Dbench is a benchmark designed by the Samba project as a free alternative to netbench, but dbench contains only file-system calls for testing the disk performance.

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

Project Site

samba.org

Test Created

6 December 2010

Last Updated

4 December 2020

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Disk

Average Install Time

8 Seconds

Average Run Time

45 Minutes, 40 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain + Autoconf + Popt

Accolades

200k+ Downloads + 10k+ Public Benchmark Results

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Test Completions **Reported Installs **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsDbench Popularity Statisticspts/dbench2010.122011.042011.082011.122012.042012.082012.122013.042013.082013.122014.042014.082014.122015.042015.082015.122016.042016.082016.122017.042017.082017.122018.042018.082018.122019.042019.082019.122020.042020.082020.122021.042021.0840K80K120K160K200K
* 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 21 September 2021.
1216.5%630.0%4811.6%1289.8%122.4%2569.8%Client Count Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

pts/dbench-1.0.2   [View Source]   Fri, 04 Dec 2020 10:11:03 GMT
Don't mark the test as deprecated. https://www.phoronix.com/forums/forum/phoronix/phoronix-test-suite/1219816-pts-dbench-vs-system-dbench#post1219854

pts/dbench-1.0.1   [View Source]   Sun, 27 Sep 2020 10:27:52 GMT
Deprecate test profile, use FIO or alternatives.

pts/dbench-1.0.0   [View Source]   Mon, 06 Dec 2010 14:38:31 GMT
Initial import into OpenBenchmarking.org

Suites Using This Test

Disk Test Suite


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Dbench 4.0

12 Clients

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 4,920 public results since 6 December 2010 with the latest data as of 14 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
MB/s (Average)
100th
3
5781 +/- 28
100th
7
5262 +/- 426
99th
5
4460 +/- 297
99th
7
4453 +/- 495
98th
3
3866 +/- 309
98th
4
3828 +/- 98
97th
3
3532 +/- 57
94th
3
2500
93rd
5
2278 +/- 17
92nd
7
2132 +/- 179
91st
3
2032 +/- 16
90th
5
1961 +/- 203
89th
3
1837 +/- 33
89th
3
1766 +/- 106
87th
5
1624 +/- 115
86th
4
1519 +/- 20
86th
4
1513 +/- 43
82nd
6
1280 +/- 151
78th
3
1056 +/- 7
77th
3
1004 +/- 90
77th
3
1002 +/- 22
77th
5
976 +/- 10
Mid-Tier
75th
< 921
74th
3
841 +/- 49
73rd
3
799 +/- 23
72nd
3
731 +/- 35
71st
5
714 +/- 49
70th
11
671 +/- 88
68th
5
624 +/- 38
66th
3
576 +/- 36
66th
3
570 +/- 44
66th
3
558 +/- 41
65th
3
550 +/- 73
63rd
4
488 +/- 63
62nd
3
465 +/- 17
62nd
3
464 +/- 34
60th
6
436 +/- 16
60th
6
429 +/- 6
59th
3
415 +/- 35
59th
5
409 +/- 33
58th
5
398 +/- 31
55th
3
343 +/- 24
55th
3
343 +/- 2
53rd
4
322 +/- 33
52nd
4
311 +/- 2
Median
50th
294
50th
5
288 +/- 10
49th
3
282 +/- 14
41st
4
176 +/- 1
38th
3
140 +/- 7
34th
3
105 +/- 9
32nd
4
93 +/- 3
31st
3
89 +/- 7
29th
4
74 +/- 4
Low-Tier
25th
< 55
22nd
4
46 +/- 1
15th
11
35 +/- 2
6th
3
23 +/- 1
3rd
12
11 +/- 1
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - 12 Clients4920 Results Range From 0 To 9815 MB/s0197394591788985118213791576177319702167236425612758295531523349354637433940413743344531472849255122531955165713591061076304650166986895709272897486768378808077827484718668886590629259945696539850400800120016002000

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Dbench 4.0 - 12 Clients) has an average run-time of 7 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 Benchmark12 ClientsRun-Time1632486480Min: 1 / Avg: 7.75 / Max: 84

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 1.6%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between Runs12 ClientsDeviation48121620Min: 0 / Avg: 1.6 / Max: 17

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.
 
COMISD MAXSD MULSD MOVDQA CVTSI2SD ADDSD DIVSD SUBSD MOVAPD UCOMISD XORPD CVTTSD2SI MOVDQU
FMA (FMA)
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).

 
VFMADD132SD VFNMADD231SD VFMADD213SD
The test / benchmark does honor compiler flag changes.
Last automated analysis: 30 January 2021

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

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