Gcrypt Library

Libgcrypt is a general purpose cryptographic library developed as part of the GnuPG project. This is a benchmark of libgcrypt's integrated benchmark and is measuring the time to run the benchmark command with a cipher/mac/hash repetition count set for 50 times as simple, high level look at the overall crypto performance of the system under test.

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

Project Site

gnupg.org

Source Repository

github.com

Test Created

6 December 2010

Last Updated

6 December 2021

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Processor

Average Install Time

25 Seconds

Average Run Time

2 Minutes

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain

Accolades

200k+ Downloads + 5k+ Public Benchmark Results

Supported Platforms


Reported Test Completions **Reported Installs **Public Result Uploads *Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsGcrypt Library Popularity Statisticspts/gcrypt2010.122011.042011.082011.122012.042012.082012.122013.042013.082013.122014.042014.082014.122015.042015.082015.122016.042016.082016.122017.042017.082017.122018.042018.082018.122019.042019.082019.122020.042020.082020.122021.042021.082021.122022.042022.0820K40K60K80K100K
* 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 November 2022.

Revision History

pts/gcrypt-1.1.3   [View Source]   Mon, 06 Dec 2021 19:43:25 GMT
Fix install-exit-status handling.

pts/gcrypt-1.1.2   [View Source]   Mon, 01 Feb 2021 16:37:37 GMT
Update against libgcrypt 1.9.1 for recent security release from GnuPG project.

pts/gcrypt-1.1.1   [View Source]   Thu, 21 Jan 2021 15:04:57 GMT
Un-deprecate the test profile with the latest release seeming to be working out well now across a range of systems.

pts/gcrypt-1.1.0   [View Source]   Wed, 20 Jan 2021 17:13:20 GMT
Update against latest upstream.

pts/gcrypt-1.0.5   [View Source]   Fri, 29 Jun 2018 12:04:16 GMT
Add install-exit-status support.

pts/gcrypt-1.0.4   [View Source]   Sat, 07 Apr 2018 20:10:05 GMT
Deprecate this test profile since its old, rarely used, and not building nicely on modern systems.

pts/gcrypt-1.0.3   [View Source]   Sun, 10 Aug 2014 12:12:32 GMT
Updated download links plus build fix for Debian on ARM by Michael Schloh.

pts/gcrypt-1.0.2   [View Source]   Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:18:30 GMT
Fix for gcrypt building on some systems due to gpg error libs. Patch provided by Ed Swarthout.

pts/gcrypt-1.0.1   [View Source]   Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:10:48 GMT
Gcrypt works on BSD.

pts/gcrypt-1.0.0   [View Source]   Mon, 06 Dec 2010 14:48:13 GMT
Initial import into OpenBenchmarking.org

Suites Using This Test

Cryptography


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Gcrypt Library 1.9

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 3,812 public results since 20 January 2021 with the latest data as of 23 November 2022.

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
Seconds (Average)
100th
11
151 +/- 1
100th
5
163 +/- 10
99th
5
173 +/- 3
99th
9
175 +/- 1
99th
3
175 +/- 1
99th
4
176 +/- 1
98th
3
181 +/- 1
98th
11
183 +/- 2
97th
7
185 +/- 7
97th
19
186 +/- 21
97th
18
191 +/- 3
96th
9
198 +/- 3
95th
6
199 +/- 1
93rd
3
209 +/- 1
93rd
4
210 +/- 12
93rd
5
212 +/- 1
93rd
3
212 +/- 1
92nd
6
216 +/- 1
92nd
8
217 +/- 3
92nd
18
217 +/- 2
91st
15
218 +/- 1
91st
6
218 +/- 2
91st
7
220 +/- 2
91st
4
221 +/- 2
91st
4
221 +/- 32
91st
4
222 +/- 1
90th
9
227 +/- 1
90th
4
228 +/- 2
90th
7
228 +/- 1
89th
4
231 +/- 1
89th
7
232 +/- 1
88th
4
233 +/- 2
88th
6
234 +/- 3
88th
3
234 +/- 1
88th
3
234 +/- 1
88th
11
235 +/- 1
88th
6
236 +/- 4
87th
5
238 +/- 4
87th
4
242 +/- 3
86th
9
249 +/- 2
86th
6
250 +/- 1
86th
7
250 +/- 1
86th
10
251 +/- 1
85th
9
252 +/- 1
85th
4
258 +/- 1
85th
3
258 +/- 1
84th
6
259 +/- 1
84th
6
259 +/- 2
80th
4
267 +/- 10
80th
6
267 +/- 4
Mid-Tier
75th
> 270
68th
4
281 +/- 1
68th
3
288 +/- 2
67th
3
303 +/- 1
66th
3
312 +/- 1
Median
50th
359
14th
6
485 +/- 1
Low-Tier
25th
> 400
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results3811 Results Range From 149 To 1772 Seconds149189229269309349389429469509549589629669709749789829869909949989102910691109114911891229126913091349138914291469150915491589162916691709174917892004006008001000

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Gcrypt Library 1.9) has an average run-time of 18 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 BenchmarkRun-Time918273645Min: 7 / Avg: 17.84 / Max: 41

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.2%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsDeviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.19 / Max: 3

Does It Scale Well With Increasing Cores?

No, based on the automated analysis of the collected public benchmark data, this test / test settings does not 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.

IntelAMDOpenBenchmarking.orgRelative Core Scaling To BaseGcrypt Library CPU Core Scaling2468121632640.46250.9251.38751.852.3125

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.
 
CVTSI2SD DIVSD MULSD MOVDQA MOVDQU
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).

 
VINSERTF128 VZEROUPPER VEXTRACTF128
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).

 
VPBROADCASTB VPERMQ VINSERTI128 VEXTRACTI128 VPBROADCASTD VPBROADCASTW VPBROADCASTQ
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 libgcrypt.so.20, libgpg-error.so.0, 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.

CPU Architecture
Kernel Identifier
Verified On
Intel / AMD x86 64-bit
x86_64
(Many Processors)
IBM Z
s390x
(Many Processors)
ARMv8 64-bit
aarch64
ARMv8 Cortex-A57 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A72 4-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1, ARMv8 Neoverse-V1, Ampere Altra ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 160-Core, Ampere eMAG ARMv8 32-Core, Apple M2, Intel Core i7-9750H

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