Loopback TCP Network Performance

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

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

Test Created

6 December 2010

Last Updated

7 September 2018

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Network

Average Install Time

1 Second

Average Run Time

1 Minute, 56 Seconds

Accolades

200k+ Downloads + 5k+ Public Benchmark Results

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Test Completions **Reported Installs **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsLoopback TCP Network Performance Popularity Statisticspts/network-loopback2010.122011.052011.102012.032012.082013.012013.062013.112014.042014.092015.022015.072015.122016.052016.102017.032017.082018.012018.062018.112019.042019.092020.022020.072020.122021.052021.102022.032022.082023.012023.062023.112024.0420K40K60K80K100K
* 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 updated weekly as of 16 June 2024.

Revision History

pts/network-loopback-1.0.3   [View Source]   Fri, 07 Sep 2018 09:48:45 GMT
Add nc as a listed SystemDependencies for ex dep handling/

pts/network-loopback-1.0.2   [View Source]   Fri, 07 Sep 2018 09:47:30 GMT
Add -w 3 option for idle timeout

pts/network-loopback-1.0.1   [View Source]   Sun, 16 Feb 2014 00:19:45 GMT
Workaround potential hang in network-loopback.

pts/network-loopback-1.0.0   [View Source]   Mon, 06 Dec 2010 14:58:23 GMT
Initial import into OpenBenchmarking.org


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Loopback TCP Network Performance

Time To Transfer 10GB Via Loopback

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 7,109 public results since 26 February 2011 with the latest data as of 16 June 2024.

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)
99th
27
9 +/- 1
98th
4
10 +/- 1
96th
4
11 +/- 1
95th
16
11 +/- 1
94th
3
11 +/- 1
92nd
3
12 +/- 1
89th
4
13 +/- 1
88th
23
13 +/- 2
86th
5
14 +/- 1
86th
4
14 +/- 2
86th
3
14 +/- 1
83rd
25
15 +/- 2
82nd
5
15 +/- 2
80th
14
15 +/- 2
79th
22
15 +/- 1
76th
5
16 +/- 1
76th
11
16 +/- 2
Mid-Tier
75th
> 16
72nd
28
17 +/- 1
70th
8
17 +/- 2
70th
4
17 +/- 1
69th
4
17 +/- 2
66th
4
18 +/- 2
63rd
12
19 +/- 2
61st
3
19 +/- 2
56th
13
20 +/- 1
Median
50th
21
50th
4
21 +/- 3
49th
3
21 +/- 3
48th
9
21 +/- 1
47th
4
22 +/- 2
46th
4
22 +/- 2
44th
3
23 +/- 1
43rd
7
23 +/- 1
41st
4
23 +/- 2
36th
4
26 +/- 2
35th
3
27 +/- 2
32nd
24
29 +/- 3
32nd
4
30 +/- 3
31st
10
31 +/- 3
Low-Tier
25th
> 38
24th
4
39 +/- 2
14th
4
45 +/- 3
14th
29
46 +/- 2
14th
4
47 +/- 2
13th
29
48 +/- 7
11th
3
57 +/- 2
10th
4
63 +/- 1
8th
3
76 +/- 1
7th
28
85 +/- 6
2nd
3
284 +/- 42
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Time To Transfer 10GB Via Loopback7109 Results Range From 3 To 5176 Seconds31072113154195236277318359391043114712511355145915631667177118751979208321872291239524992603270728112915301931233227333134353539364337473851395540594163426743714475457946834787489149955099520315003000450060007500

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-Time48121620Min: 1 / Avg: 1.81 / Max: 14

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 1.4%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsTime To Transfer 10GB Via LoopbackDeviation510152025Min: 0 / Avg: 1.42 / Max: 19

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.

AMDIntelOpenBenchmarking.orgRelative Core Scaling To BaseLoopback TCP Network Performance CPU Core ScalingTime To Transfer 10GB Via Loopback24681216321.3752.754.1255.56.875

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)
sw_64
8 x SW831
IBM POWER (PowerPC) 64-bit
ppc64le
POWER8E, POWER9 80-Core
IBM POWER (PowerPC) 64-bit
ppc64
PPC970MP altivec supported
MIPS 64-bit
mips64
ICT Loongson-3A V0.5 FPU V0.1, ICT Loongson-3B V0.7 FPU V0.1, Loongson-3A3000 V0.9 FPU V0.1
Intel / AMD x86 32-bit
i686
(Many Processors)
Intel / AMD x86 32-bit
i386
(Many Processors)
ARMv7 32-bit
armv7l
ARMv7 Cortex-A53 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 0 2-Core, ARMv7 rev 0 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 1 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 10 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 2, ARMv7 rev 2 16-Core, ARMv7 rev 2 2-Core, ARMv7 rev 3 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 3 8-Core, ARMv7 rev 4, ARMv7 rev 4 2-Core, ARMv7 rev 4 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 5, ARMv7 rev 5 3-Core, ARMv7 rev 5 4-Core, Exynos ARMv7 rev 0 4-Core, Exynos ARMv7 rev 3 8-Core
ARMv6 32-bit
armv6l
ARMv6-compatible rev 7
ARMv8 64-bit
aarch64
AArch64 rev 1, AArch64 rev 3, AArch64 rev 4, ARMv8, ARMv8 Cortex-A57 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A57 8-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A72, ARMv8 Cortex-A72 2-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A72 4-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 2-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-V1, ARMv8 rev 0 2-Core, ARMv8 rev 0 4-Core, ARMv8 rev 0 6-Core, ARMv8 rev 1 4-Core, ARMv8 rev 3 4-Core, ARMv8 rev 3 6-Core, Amlogic ARMv8 Cortex-A53 4-Core, HUAWEI Kunpeng 920, HUAWEI Kunpeng 920 5221K, HiSilicon TSV110, Rockchip ARMv8 Cortex-A72 6-Core