PostMark

This is a test of NetApp's PostMark benchmark designed to simulate small-file testing similar to the tasks endured by web and mail servers. This test profile will set PostMark to perform 25,000 transactions with 500 files simultaneously with the file sizes ranging between 5 and 512 kilobytes.

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

Test Created

6 December 2010

Last Updated

8 February 2020

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Disk

Average Install Time

2 Seconds

Average Run Time

2 Minutes, 12 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain

Accolades

250k+ Downloads + 20k+ Public Benchmark Results

Supported Platforms


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* 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 7 June 2024.

Revision History

pts/postmark-1.1.2   [View Source]   Sat, 08 Feb 2020 11:53:06 GMT
Update download mirrors.

pts/postmark-1.1.1   [View Source]   Mon, 28 May 2018 16:29:12 GMT
Update download URLs.

pts/postmark-1.1.0   [View Source]   Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:33:28 GMT
Update PostMark download link that was dead, increase the intensity of the PostMark disk run case.

pts/postmark-1.0.0   [View Source]   Mon, 06 Dec 2010 15:18:44 GMT
Initial import into OpenBenchmarking.org

Suites Using This Test

Disk Test Suite

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Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

PostMark 1.51

Disk Transaction Performance

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 14,245 public results since 23 January 2013 with the latest data as of 12 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
TPS (Average)
100th
4
11116 +/- 285
100th
12
10275 +/- 165
100th
4
10180 +/- 359
100th
3
9961 +/- 201
100th
3
9915 +/- 1034
100th
4
9650 +/- 159
100th
6
9605 +/- 306
100th
6
9537 +/- 403
100th
16
9204 +/- 267
99th
10
8276 +/- 874
99th
8
8243 +/- 737
99th
6
8199 +/- 218
99th
7
8157 +/- 933
98th
10
7740 +/- 813
97th
6
7581 +/- 151
97th
5
7545 +/- 41
97th
6
7447 +/- 626
96th
25
7353 +/- 587
96th
5
7254 +/- 350
96th
15
7235 +/- 265
96th
4
7229 +/- 993
95th
3
7118 +/- 800
95th
4
7114 +/- 205
95th
37
7100 +/- 562
95th
3
7077 +/- 68
94th
4
6978 +/- 84
94th
4
6920 +/- 243
94th
14
6864 +/- 451
94th
8
6842 +/- 57
93rd
33
6802 +/- 496
92nd
5
6691 +/- 619
92nd
5
6600 +/- 774
91st
18
6567 +/- 927
91st
5
6556 +/- 50
91st
5
6477 +/- 61
90th
38
6444 +/- 878
89th
7
6350 +/- 706
89th
4
6346 +/- 148
89th
3
6340 +/- 61
89th
3
6312 +/- 182
88th
6
6295 +/- 542
88th
4
6268 +/- 198
87th
4
6154 +/- 206
86th
3
6071 +/- 693
86th
43
6070 +/- 585
86th
4
6024 +/- 717
85th
9
5998 +/- 403
85th
4
5958 +/- 175
85th
6
5957 +/- 175
85th
4
5951 +/- 730
85th
6
5925 +/- 160
85th
16
5923 +/- 513
84th
4
5895 +/- 656
84th
14
5832 +/- 448
82nd
3
5726 +/- 76
82nd
3
5696 +/- 50
82nd
16
5692 +/- 299
81st
4
5624 +/- 509
81st
4
5598 +/- 650
81st
4
5577 +/- 86
81st
7
5564 +/- 83
80th
4
5555 +/- 766
80th
17
5538 +/- 518
79th
5
5436 +/- 39
79th
5
5432 +/- 607
78th
20
5384 +/- 607
78th
3
5328 +/- 263
77th
11
5312 +/- 183
77th
4
5298 +/- 213
77th
3
5256 +/- 422
77th
8
5250 +/- 606
77th
7
5233 +/- 240
76th
3
5196 +/- 20
76th
10
5188 +/- 705
Mid-Tier
75th
< 5173
75th
3
5162 +/- 54
75th
3
5149 +/- 41
73rd
31
5033 +/- 736
73rd
107
4988 +/- 134
72nd
67
4940 +/- 536
72nd
8
4939 +/- 623
72nd
3
4936 +/- 117
72nd
27
4932 +/- 337
72nd
5
4908 +/- 588
71st
3
4860 +/- 640
70th
21
4826 +/- 628
70th
16
4782 +/- 70
69th
5
4718 +/- 311
68th
11
4703 +/- 285
68th
3
4640 +/- 73
68th
5
4629 +/- 247
67th
3
4576 +/- 272
66th
3
4539 +/- 123
66th
6
4522 +/- 362
65th
3
4429 +/- 40
64th
3
4382 +/- 179
64th
3
4336 +/- 66
63rd
11
4262 +/- 133
63rd
5
4250 +/- 573
62nd
3
4163 +/- 263
61st
5
4139 +/- 535
60th
3
4047 +/- 13
60th
3
4033 +/- 57
59th
3
3974 +/- 362
59th
4
3972 +/- 217
59th
4
3944 +/- 304
58th
4
3869 +/- 215
57th
11
3827 +/- 198
57th
6
3825 +/- 88
56th
5
3734 +/- 517
56th
6
3711 +/- 525
56th
3
3695 +/- 32
55th
8
3678 +/- 35
55th
3
3666 +/- 81
55th
5
3659 +/- 291
55th
3
3658 +/- 180
55th
33
3647 +/- 106
55th
6
3633 +/- 54
54th
3
3614 +/- 214
53rd
5
3552 +/- 134
53rd
3
3532 +/- 19
53rd
3
3520 +/- 514
53rd
7
3512 +/- 40
52nd
5
3451 +/- 83
51st
5
3394 +/- 38
Median
50th
3363
50th
3
3350 +/- 184
50th
3
3345 +/- 288
50th
5
3333 +/- 11
49th
8
3297 +/- 112
49th
3
3249 +/- 182
49th
5
3246 +/- 99
48th
5
3189 +/- 62
48th
4
3169 +/- 67
47th
48
3160 +/- 17
47th
3
3150 +/- 187
47th
15
3141 +/- 17
46th
10
3124 +/- 78
46th
4
3104 +/- 65
46th
4
3102 +/- 339
46th
4
3097 +/- 84
45th
3
3065 +/- 107
45th
47
3055 +/- 319
45th
5
3043 +/- 61
44th
4
2982 +/- 28
43rd
3
2878 +/- 87
43rd
6
2874 +/- 53
42nd
21
2810 +/- 32
40th
5
2741 +/- 11
40th
4
2731 +/- 407
39th
4
2662 +/- 35
39th
3
2656 +/- 30
38th
9
2595 +/- 135
37th
3
2540 +/- 209
37th
3
2536 +/- 45
35th
3
2358 +/- 13
34th
6
2321 +/- 109
34th
5
2312 +/- 79
33rd
3
2303 +/- 56
31st
3
2116 +/- 195
31st
3
2110 +/- 13
30th
3
2082 +/- 36
30th
6
2001 +/- 15
29th
4
1916 +/- 30
29th
5
1906 +/- 61
29th
4
1904 +/- 53
28th
3
1890 +/- 48
28th
31
1854 +/- 210
27th
3
1796 +/- 145
Low-Tier
25th
< 1606
24th
4
1448 +/- 212
23rd
11
1331 +/- 119
22nd
9
1261 +/- 178
22nd
7
1246 +/- 68
22nd
3
1217 +/- 84
21st
3
1189 +/- 5
21st
6
1162 +/- 77
19th
3
911 +/- 15
17th
4
759 +/- 45
17th
4
740 +/- 22
17th
6
719 +/- 17
16th
21
700 +/- 7
12th
35
406 +/- 5
12th
4
404 +/- 2
12th
3
393 +/- 19
12th
19
388 +/- 16
12th
3
385 +/- 39
9th
3
231 +/- 16
9th
3
224 +/- 14
6th
3
149 +/- 5
6th
8
149 +/- 10
4th
4
96 +/- 3
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Disk Transaction Performance14237 Results Range From 2 To 76389 TPS215303058458661147642917010698122261375415282168101833819866213942292224450259782750629034305623209033618351463667438202397304125842786443144584247370488985042651954534825501056538580665959461122626506417865706672346876270290718187334674874764027001400210028003500

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (PostMark 1.51 - Disk Transaction Performance) has an average run-time of 8 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 BenchmarkDisk Transaction PerformanceRun-Time306090120150Min: 1 / Avg: 7.47 / Max: 160

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 1.2%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsDisk Transaction PerformanceDeviation48121620Min: 0 / Avg: 1.23 / Max: 13

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.
 
CVTSS2SD CVTSD2SS PUNPCKLQDQ MOVDQU
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).

 
VBROADCASTSD VEXTRACTF128 VZEROUPPER VINSERTF128
Requires passing a supported compiler/build flag (verified with targets: skylake, tigerlake, cascadelake, sapphirerapids, alderlake, znver2, znver3).
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Excavator (2016).

 
VPBROADCASTQ VPGATHERQQ
Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (AVX512)
Requires passing a supported compiler/build flag (verified with targets: cascadelake, sapphirerapids).
 
(ZMM REGISTER USE)
The test / benchmark does honor compiler flag changes.
Last automated analysis: 18 January 2022

This test profile binary relies on the shared libraries 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)
sw_64
8 x SW831
SPARC64
sparc64
TI UltraSparc IIIi, UltraSparc T2
RISC-V 64-bit
riscv64
SiFive RISC-V
IBM POWER (PowerPC) 64-bit
ppc64le
POWER8, POWER8E, POWER9 16-Core, POWER9 4-Core, POWER9 44-Core, POWER9 8-Core, POWER9 80-Core, POWER9 altivec supported 64-Core
IBM POWER (PowerPC) 64-bit
ppc64
PPC970 altivec supported, PPC970MP, e6500
IBM POWER (PowerPC)
ppc
7447A altivec supported, 750FX
MIPS 64-bit
mips64
Loongson-3A R3, Loongson-3A R4, Loongson-3A3000 V0.9 FPU V0.1
MIPS
mips
Baikal-T1 1.2 GHz MIPS P5600 V3.0 FPU V2.0, MIPS P5600 V3.0 FPU V2.0
Loongson LoongArch 64-bit
loongarch64
Loongson-3A5000, Loongson-3C5000, Loongson_3C5000
Itanium 64-bit
ia64
2 x Madison up 9M cache
Intel / AMD x86 32-bit
i686
(Many Processors)
Intel / AMD x86 32-bit
i386
(Many Processors)
ARMv7 32-bit
armv7l
ARMv7 Cortex-A15 8-Core, ARMv7 Cortex-A72 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 0 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 0 8-Core, ARMv7 rev 1 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 10, ARMv7 rev 10 2-Core, ARMv7 rev 10 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 2, ARMv7 rev 2 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 3 2-Core, ARMv7 rev 3 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 3 8-Core, ARMv7 rev 4 2-Core, ARMv7 rev 4 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 5 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 5 8-Core, Exynos ARMv7 rev 0 4-Core, Exynos ARMv7 rev 3 8-Core
ARMv6 32-bit
armv6l
ARMv6-compatible rev 7
ARMv5 32-bit
armv5tel
Feroceon 88FR131 rev 1
ARMv8 64-bit
aarch64
AArch64 rev 0, AArch64 rev 1, AArch64 rev 4, ARMv8, ARMv8 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A53 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A53 8-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A55 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A55 6-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A55 8-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A72, ARMv8 Cortex-A72 16-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A72 2-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A72 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A72 6-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A73 2-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A73 6-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A76 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A78E 6-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 80-Core, ARMv8 rev 1 4-Core, ARMv8 rev 3 6-Core, Apple M1, Apple M2, Cortex A57 rev 1, FT2000AHK, HUAWEI Kunpeng 920, HUAWEI Kunpeng 920 5221K, Intel Xeon E5-2682 v4, Phytium FT-2000, Phytium S2500, Rockchip ARMv8 Cortex-A55 4-Core, Rockchip ARMv8 Cortex-A72 6-Core, Rockchip ARMv8 Cortex-A76 4-Core, SiFive RISC-V

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