Primesieve

Primesieve generates prime numbers using a highly optimized sieve of Eratosthenes implementation. Primesieve primarily benchmarks the CPU's L1/L2 cache performance.

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

Project Site

primesieve.org

Source Repository

github.com

Test Created

23 October 2012

Last Updated

20 July 2022

Test Maintainer

Kim Walisch 

Test Type

Processor

Average Install Time

20 Seconds

Average Run Time

8 Minutes, 23 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain + CMake

Accolades

150k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsPrimesieve Popularity Statisticspts/primesieve2012.102013.022013.062013.102014.022014.062014.102015.022015.062015.102016.022016.062016.102017.022017.062017.102018.022018.062018.102019.022019.062019.102020.022020.062020.102021.022021.062021.102022.022022.062022.102023.0210K20K30K40K50K
* 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 1 February 2023.
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Revision History

pts/primesieve-1.9.0   [View Source]   Wed, 20 Jul 2022 09:19:25 GMT
Update against Primesieve 8.0 upstream.

pts/primesieve-1.8.0   [View Source]   Sat, 04 Dec 2021 05:39:18 GMT
Update against Primesieve 7.7 upstream.

pts/primesieve-1.7.0   [View Source]   Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:11:15 GMT
Update against Primesieve 7.4 upstream, https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/test-profiles/pull/61

pts/primesieve-1.6.0   [View Source]   Fri, 07 Dec 2018 15:57:57 GMT
Update against upstream Primesieve, https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/test-profiles/pull/43

pts/primesieve-1.5.0   [View Source]   Wed, 22 Aug 2018 15:51:39 GMT
Updated against Primesieve 7.1 from upstream, posted via GitHub tracker.

pts/primesieve-1.4.1   [View Source]   Tue, 27 Feb 2018 15:13:46 GMT
Update download links.

pts/primesieve-1.4.0   [View Source]   Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:25:19 GMT
Upstream updates, switch from using OpenMP to C++11 threads.

pts/primesieve-1.3.1   [View Source]   Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:52:52 GMT
Update against new Primesieve.

pts/primesieve-1.3.0   [View Source]   Sun, 05 Oct 2014 08:16:32 GMT
Updated test profile for new upstream Primesieve 5.4 by Kim Walisch.

pts/primesieve-1.2.0   [View Source]   Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:46:52 GMT
Update Primesieve test profile against upstream v5.0 by Kim Walisch. Also add in SHA256 file sums and test against PTS5 Git.

pts/primesieve-1.1.1   [View Source]   Thu, 14 Mar 2013 09:59:40 GMT
Update download links file correctly.

pts/primesieve-1.1.0   [View Source]   Thu, 14 Mar 2013 09:56:17 GMT
Update against upstream Primesieve 4.2.

pts/primesieve-1.0.2   [View Source]   Tue, 23 Oct 2012 15:11:38 GMT
Improve some text string formatting.

pts/primesieve-1.0.1   [View Source]   Tue, 23 Oct 2012 14:58:14 GMT
Add SMP internal tag since Primesieve can use OpenMP.

pts/primesieve-1.0.0   [View Source]   Tue, 23 Oct 2012 14:55:00 GMT
Initial commit of the Primesieve test profile submitted by Kim Walisch.

Suites Using This Test

Multi-Core

CPU Massive


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Primesieve 8.0

Length: 1e12

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 442 public results since 20 July 2022 with the latest data as of 29 January 2023.

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)
Mid-Tier
75th
> 11
67th
14
11 +/- 1
Median
50th
17
29th
11
27
Low-Tier
25th
> 29
25th
4
29 +/- 1
23rd
17
30 +/- 1
17th
3
35 +/- 2
17th
12
37 +/- 5
16th
6
38 +/- 1
15th
7
39 +/- 5
4th
4
104 +/- 13
3rd
4
118 +/- 2
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Length: 1e12438 Results Range From 1 To 875 Seconds131619112115118121124127130133136139142145148151154157160163166169172175178181184187190180160240320400

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Primesieve 8.0 - Length: 1e12) 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 BenchmarkLength: 1e12Run-Time3691215Min: 1 / Avg: 1.43 / Max: 9

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.1%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsLength: 1e12Deviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.14 / Max: 2

Does It Scale Well With Increasing Cores?

Yes, based on the automated analysis of the collected public benchmark data, this test / test settings does 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.

IntelAMDOpenBenchmarking.orgRelative Core Scaling To BasePrimesieve CPU Core ScalingLength: 1e12468101214162432642.414.827.239.6412.05

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.
 
PUNPCKLQDQ MOVDQA MOVDQU MOVD CVTTSD2SI CVTSI2SD COMISD SUBSD DIVSD ANDPD MAXSD MOVAPD ADDSD MULSD UCOMISD SQRTSD PADDQ MINSD SHUFPD
SSE 4.2 (SSE4_2)
Used by default on supported hardware.
Found on Intel processors since at least 2010.
Found on AMD processors since Bulldozer (2011).

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

 
VZEROUPPER VINSERTF128 VEXTRACTF128
Used by default on supported hardware.
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Excavator (2016).

 
VPBROADCASTQ VINSERTI128 VEXTRACTI128
Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (AVX512)
Used by default on supported hardware.
 
(ZMM REGISTER USE)
FMA (FMA)
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 Bulldozer (2011).

 
VFMADD231SD VFNMADD231SD
The test / benchmark does honor compiler flag changes.
Last automated analysis: 26 July 2022

This test profile binary relies on the shared libraries libm.so.6, 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)
RISC-V 64-bit
riscv64
SiFive RISC-V
ARMv8 64-bit
arm64
Apple M1, Apple M1 Pro, Apple M2
ARMv8 64-bit
aarch64
ARMv8 Cortex-A53 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A72 4-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1, Apple M1, Apple M2

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