iPerf

iPerf is a network bandwidth throughput testing software. This test profile is used for automated testing of an iperf client and requires you have access to an iperf server.

This test profile automates the testing of a iperf3 client. Ensure you have a suitable iPerf server running on your network prior to running this test.

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

Project Site

software.es.net

Test Created

5 December 2016

Last Updated

19 December 2020

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Network

Average Install Time

14 Seconds

Average Run Time

7 Minutes, 35 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain

Accolades

90k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsiPerf Popularity Statisticspts/iperf2016.122017.022017.042017.062017.082017.102017.122018.022018.042018.062018.082018.102018.122019.022019.042019.062019.082019.102019.122020.022020.042020.062020.082020.102020.122021.022021.042021.062021.0860K120K180K240K300K
* 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 2 August 2021.
localhost92.0%192.168.1.28.0%Server Address Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org
10 Seconds77.8%60 Seconds7.8%30 Seconds14.4%Duration Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org
UDP72.4%TCP27.6%Test Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org
58.1%3221.0%108.4%135.9%6420.5%206.1%Parallel Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

pts/iperf-1.1.1   [View Source]   Sat, 19 Dec 2020 15:51:57 GMT
Update download mirrors.

pts/iperf-1.1.0   [View Source]   Fri, 10 Jan 2020 15:53:54 GMT
Update against upstream iperf 3.7 plus other fixes/improvements. Per https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/test-profiles/issues/86 and https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/test-profiles/issues/85

pts/iperf-1.0.3   [View Source]   Wed, 05 Jun 2019 14:54:40 GMT
Fix per https://www.phoronix.com/forums/forum/phoronix/phoronix-test-suite/1088681-wrong-results-from-iperf-1-0-2

pts/iperf-1.0.2   [View Source]   Thu, 08 Mar 2018 11:50:11 GMT
Order the commands passed to the client in a way that the Windows build is happy.

pts/iperf-1.0.1   [View Source]   Sun, 04 Mar 2018 09:29:08 GMT
Add Windows support.

pts/iperf-1.0.0   [View Source]   Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:37:47 GMT
Initial commit of iperf network benchmark client

Suites Using This Test

Common Kernel Benchmarks

Networking Test Suite


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

iPerf 3.7

Server Address: localhost - Server Port: 5201 - Duration: 10 Seconds - Test: TCP - Parallel: 1

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 142 public results since 10 January 2020 with the latest data as of 27 July 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
Mbits/sec (Average)
72nd
3
71539 +/- 1029
70th
4
69798 +/- 1617
Median
50th
45814
36th
8
38395 +/- 734
28th
6
37290 +/- 669
Low-Tier
25th
< 35760
15th
3
24571 +/- 1269
3rd
5
4018 +/- 133
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Server Address: localhost - Server Port: 5201 - Duration: 10 Seconds - Test: TCP - Parallel: 1139 Results Range From 3831 To 94335 Mbits/sec38315642745392641107512886146971650818319201302194123752255632737429185309963280734618364293824040051418624367345484472954910650917527285453956350581615997261783635946540567216690277083872649744607627178082798938170483515853268713788948907599257094381714212835

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (iPerf 3.7 - Server Address: localhost - Server Port: 5201 - Duration: 10 Seconds - Test: TCP - Parallel: 1) has an average run-time of 2 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 BenchmarkServer Address: localhost - Server Port: 5201 - Duration: 10 Seconds - Test: TCP - Parallel: 1Run-Time246810Min: 1 / Avg: 1.38 / Max: 3

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 RunsServer Address: localhost - Server Port: 5201 - Duration: 10 Seconds - Test: TCP - Parallel: 1Deviation3691215Min: 0 / Avg: 1.59 / Max: 12

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
Used by default on supported hardware.
Found on Intel processors since Sandy Bridge (2011).
Found on AMD processors since Bulldozer (2011).

 
VZEROUPPER
Used by default on supported hardware.
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Excavator (2016).

 
VPBROADCASTB VINSERTI128
FMA (FMA)
Used by default on supported hardware.
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Bulldozer (2011).

 
VFMADD132SD
Last automated analysis: 10 May 2021

This test profile binary relies on the shared libraries libiperf.so.0, libc.so.6, libcrypto.so.1.1, libdl.so.2, libpthread.so.0.

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