Interbench

Interbench is an interactivity benchmark written by Con Kolivas. Interbench is primarily intended to test out the system kernel and its CPU scheduler while running a simulated test with a given simulated load in the background. Each benchmark / load is run for 60 seconds per test.

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

Use with caution this test profile is currently marked Deprecated.

Project Site

users.on.net

Test Created

25 March 2012

Last Updated

29 January 2022

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

System

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain

Accolades

100k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Test Completions **Reported Installs **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsInterbench Popularity Statisticspts/interbench2012.032012.082012.122013.042013.082013.122014.042014.082014.122015.042015.082015.122016.042016.082016.122017.042017.082017.122018.042018.082018.122019.042019.082019.122020.042020.082020.122021.042021.082021.122022.042022.082022.129001800270036004500
* 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 25 March 2023.
Video25.2%Gaming23.9%Audio26.7%X24.2%Benchmark Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org
Memload12.1%Compile17.7%X11.3%Burn14.5%Video10.3%Read18.5%Write15.6%Background Load Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

pts/interbench-1.0.2   [View Source]   Sat, 29 Jan 2022 17:20:12 GMT
Mark as deprecated as not maintained in years upstream and this test profile has not been updated in a decade.

pts/interbench-1.0.1   [View Source]   Sun, 25 Mar 2012 11:11:40 GMT
Run make clean first.

pts/interbench-1.0.0   [View Source]   Sun, 25 Mar 2012 11:10:49 GMT
Commit upstream Interbench test program.


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Interbench 0.31

Benchmark: Gaming - Background Load: Read

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 43 public results since 22 May 2012 with the latest data as of 7 August 2019.

Additional benchmark metrics will come after OpenBenchmarking.org has collected a sufficient data-set.

OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Benchmark: Gaming - Background Load: Read43 Results Range From 2 To 2736 Max Latency ms25711216722227733238744249755260766271777282788293799210471102115712121267132213771432148715421597165217071762181718721927198220372092214722022257231223672422247725322587264226972752510152025

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Interbench 0.31 - Benchmark: Gaming - Background Load: Read) has an average run-time of 14 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 BenchmarkBenchmark: Gaming - Background Load: ReadRun-Time510152025Min: 5 / Avg: 13.43 / Max: 21

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 8.9%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsBenchmark: Gaming - Background Load: ReadDeviation1224364860Min: 0 / Avg: 8.85 / Max: 62

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.
 
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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).

 
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Requires passing a supported compiler/build flag (verified with targets: tigerlake, cascadelake, sapphirerapids).
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Excavator (2016).

 
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The test / benchmark does honor compiler flag changes.
Last automated analysis: 17 January 2022

This test profile binary relies on the shared libraries libm.so.6, 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)