Netperf is a network bandwidth testing software. This test profile is used for automated testing of a netperf client and requires you have access to a netperf server.

This test profile automates the testing of a Netperf client. Ensure you have a suitable Netperf 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 netperf.

Project Site

Test Created

4 December 2016

Last Updated

4 January 2020

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type


Average Install Time

26 Seconds

Average Run Time

6 Minutes, 30 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain


90k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms

Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsNetperf Popularity Statisticspts/netperf2016.122017.032017.062017.092017.122018.032018.062018.092018.122019.032019.062019.092019.122020.032020.062020.092020.122021.032021.062021.092021.122022.032022.062022.092022.122023.032023.062023.0915003000450060007500
* Uploading of benchmark result data to 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 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 21 November 2023. Option
TCP Stream33.0%UDP Request Response24.2%TCP Request Response19.1%TCP Send File11.9%UDP Stream11.7%Test Option
60 Seconds42.0%10 Seconds58.0%Duration Option

Revision History

pts/netperf-1.0.4   [View Source]   Sat, 04 Jan 2020 10:42:18 GMT
Fix results definition per

pts/netperf-1.0.3   [View Source]   Wed, 13 Mar 2019 07:06:19 GMT
Fix build on FreeBSD -

pts/netperf-1.0.2   [View Source]   Wed, 07 Mar 2018 19:54:42 GMT
Netperf works fine on Windows without any test modifications thanks to Cygwin.

pts/netperf-1.0.1   [View Source]   Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:45:25 GMT
Add default CFLAGS, correct NUM_CPU_CORES env var

pts/netperf-1.0.0   [View Source]   Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:04:50 GMT
Initial commit of netperf client

Suites Using This Test

Networking Test Suite

Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Netperf 2.7.0

Server: - Test: UDP Stream - Server To Client - 10G - Duration: 10 Seconds metrics for this test profile configuration based on 48 public results since 18 March 2018 with the latest data as of 26 April 2018.

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

OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Server: - Test: UDP Stream - Server To Client - 10G - Duration: 10 Seconds48 Results Range From 16 To 962 Megabits/sec Throughput164778109140171202233264295326357388419450481512543574605636667698729760791822853884915946977612182430

Based on data, the selected test / test configuration (Netperf 2.7.0 - Server: - Test: UDP Stream - Server To Client - 10G - Duration: 10 Seconds) 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: - Test: UDP Stream - Server To Client - 10G - Duration: 10 SecondsRun-Time246810Min: 1 / Avg: 1 / Max: 1

Based on public results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 1.7%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsServer: - Test: UDP Stream - Server To Client - 10G - Duration: 10 SecondsDeviation510152025Min: 0 / Avg: 1.74 / Max: 21

Tested CPU Architectures

This benchmark has been successfully tested on the below mentioned architectures. The CPU architectures listed is where successful 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
(Many Processors)
Intel / AMD x86 32-bit
(Many Processors)
ARMv7 32-bit
ARMv7 rev 1 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 4 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 5 3-Core, ARMv7 rev 5 4-Core

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