eSpeak-NG Speech Engine

This test times how long it takes the eSpeak speech synthesizer to read Project Gutenberg's The Outline of Science and output to a WAV file. This test profile is now tracking the eSpeak-NG version of eSpeak.

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

Project Site

github.com

Test Created

6 December 2010

Last Updated

1 May 2023

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Processor

Average Install Time

42 Seconds

Average Run Time

24 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain

Accolades

200k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Test Completions **Reported Installs **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventseSpeak-NG Speech Engine Popularity Statisticspts/espeak2010.122011.062011.112012.042012.092013.022013.072013.122014.052014.102015.032015.082016.012016.062016.112017.042017.092018.022018.072018.122019.052019.102020.032020.082021.012021.062021.112022.042022.092023.022023.072023.122024.055K10K15K20K25K
* 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 updated weekly as of 16 June 2024.

Revision History

pts/espeak-1.7.0   [View Source]   Mon, 01 May 2023 13:18:04 GMT
Update against espeak-ng 1.51 for working on newer compilers/distros.

pts/espeak-1.6.1   [View Source]   Thu, 12 Nov 2020 21:01:39 GMT
macOS working fine with eSpeak-NG.

pts/espeak-1.6.0   [View Source]   Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:57:18 GMT
Update against eSpeak-NG Git snapshot due to GCC10 build issue on 1.50.

pts/espeak-1.5.0   [View Source]   Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:41:01 GMT
Update against eSpeak-NG 1.50 upstream.

pts/espeak-1.4.0   [View Source]   Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:51:06 GMT
Update against latest eSpeak upstream to fix some build issues on newer platforms.

pts/espeak-1.3.0   [View Source]   Mon, 06 Dec 2010 14:42:04 GMT
Initial import into OpenBenchmarking.org

Suites Using This Test

Creator Workloads

Speech

Single-Threaded

Telephony


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

eSpeak-NG Speech Engine 1.51

Text-To-Speech Synthesis

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 272 public results since 1 May 2023 with the latest data as of 19 June 2024.

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.

OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Text-To-Speech Synthesis262 Results Range From 16 To 145 Seconds162738496071829310411512613714820406080100

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (eSpeak-NG Speech Engine 1.51 - Text-To-Speech Synthesis) has an average run-time of 8 minutes. By default this test profile is set to run at least 4 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 BenchmarkText-To-Speech SynthesisRun-Time510152025Min: 1 / Avg: 7.76 / Max: 22

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 1.4%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsText-To-Speech SynthesisDeviation3691215Min: 0 / Avg: 1.39 / Max: 7

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.
 
CVTSS2SD MULSD CVTTSD2SI MOVDQA ADDSD CVTSI2SD XORPD MOVDQU UCOMISD SQRTSD DIVSD CVTSD2SS MOVAPD SUBSD COMISD
Requires passing a supported compiler/build flag (verified with targets: sandybridge, skylake, tigerlake, cascadelake, alderlake, znver2, znver3).
Found on Intel processors since Sandy Bridge (2011).
Found on AMD processors since Bulldozer (2011).

 
VZEROUPPER VINSERTF128 VPERM2F128 VEXTRACTF128 VBROADCASTSS VBROADCASTSD
Requires passing a supported compiler/build flag (verified with targets: skylake, tigerlake, cascadelake, alderlake, znver2, znver3).
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Excavator (2016).

 
VPERM2I128 VEXTRACTI128 VPERMQ VPBROADCASTD VINSERTI128 VPBROADCASTB VPGATHERDD VPSLLVD VPERMD VPBLENDD VPBROADCASTQ VPBROADCASTW
FMA (FMA)
Requires passing a supported compiler/build flag (verified with targets: skylake, tigerlake, cascadelake, alderlake, znver2, znver3).
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Bulldozer (2011).

 
VFMADD132SD VFMADD231SD
Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (AVX512)
Requires passing a supported compiler/build flag (verified with targets: cascadelake).
 
(ZMM REGISTER USE)
The test / benchmark does honor compiler flag changes.
Last automated analysis: 25 June 2023

This test profile binary relies on the shared libraries libespeak-ng.so.1, libc.so.6, libm.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.

CPU Architecture
Kernel Identifier
Verified On
Intel / AMD x86 64-bit
x86_64
(Many Processors)
RISC-V 64-bit
riscv64
rv64imafdcvsu
Loongson LoongArch 64-bit
loongarch64
Loongson-3A6000
Intel / AMD x86 32-bit
i686
(Many Processors)
ARMv8 64-bit
aarch64
ARMv8, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 160-Core, Apple M2, Rockchip ARMv8 Cortex-A76 4-Core

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2 Systems - 1 Benchmark Result

2 x Intel Xeon E5-2620 v2 - ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS - Intel Xeon E7 v2

CentOS Stream 9 - 5.14.0-437.el9.x86_64 - X Server

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