Loopback TCP Network Performance

This test measures the loopback network adapter performance using a micro-benchmark to measure the TCP performance.

Learn more about this test at the upstream project site: http://developer.amazonwebservices.com/connect/thread.jspa?threadID=45513.

This utility test profile is maintained by Michael Larabel. This OpenBenchmarking.org test profile was created on 6 December 2010 and last updated on 7 September 2018. To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark network-loopback.

This test has an average install time of 2 seconds and an average run-time of 1 minute, 56 seconds.

200k+ Downloads + 10k+ Public Benchmark Results

Installation StatsTest Completion StatsOpenBenchmarking.orgEventsLoopback TCP Network Performance Popularitypts/network-loopback2015.102015.122016.022016.042016.062016.082016.102016.122017.022017.042017.062017.082017.102017.122018.022018.042018.062018.082018.102018.122019.022019.042019.062019.082019.102019.122020.022020.042020.062020.08200040006000800010000

* Data based on those opting to upload their test results to OpenBenchmarking.org and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting.

Revision History

pts/network-loopback-1.0.3   [View Source]   07 Sep 2018 09:48 EDT
Add nc as a listed SystemDependencies for ex dep handling/

pts/network-loopback-1.0.2   [View Source]   07 Sep 2018 09:47 EDT
Add -w 3 option for idle timeout

pts/network-loopback-1.0.1   [View Source]   16 Feb 2014 00:19 EST
Workaround potential hang in network-loopback.

pts/network-loopback-1.0.0   [View Source]   06 Dec 2010 14:58 EST
Initial import into OpenBenchmarking.org

Performance Metrics

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Loopback TCP Network Performance

Time To Transfer 10GB Via Loopback

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 9,411 public samples since 6 December 2010 with the latest data as of 6 October 2020.

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
Seconds (Average)
Mid-Tier
75th
> 19
Median
50th
21
Low-Tier
25th
> 40
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Time To Transfer 10GB Via Loopback9411 Results Range From 3 To 5176 Seconds310721131541952362773183593910431147125113551459156316671771187519792083218722912395249926032707281129153019312332273331343535393643374738513955405941634267437144754579468347874891499550995203200040006000800010000

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Loopback TCP Network Performance - Time To Transfer 10GB Via Loopback) 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 BenchmarkTime To Transfer 10GB Via LoopbackRun-Time246810Min: 1 / Avg: 1 / Max: 3

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.9%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsTime To Transfer 10GB Via LoopbackDeviation48121620Min: 0 / Avg: 0.9 / Max: 15

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