Sockperf

This is a network socket API performance benchmark developed by Mellanox. This test profile runs both the client and server on the local host for evaluating individual system performance.

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

Project Site

docs.mellanox.com

Source Repository

github.com

Test Created

28 May 2018

Last Updated

16 November 2021

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Network

Average Install Time

3 Minutes, 22 Seconds

Average Run Time

2 Minutes, 2 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain + PERL

Accolades

50k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsSockperf Popularity Statisticspts/sockperf2018.052018.072018.092018.112019.012019.032019.052019.072019.092019.112020.012020.032020.052020.072020.092020.112021.012021.032021.052021.072021.092021.112022.012022.032022.052022.072022.092022.118K16K24K32K40K
* 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 5 December 2022.
Latency Under Load20.9%Latency Ping Pong39.3%Throughput39.8%Test Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

pts/sockperf-1.1.0   [View Source]   Tue, 16 Nov 2021 18:45:36 GMT
Update against Sockperf 3.7 upstream.

pts/sockperf-1.0.1   [View Source]   Sun, 27 Sep 2020 13:53:10 GMT
Set as OS test type is more accurate.

pts/sockperf-1.0.0   [View Source]   Mon, 28 May 2018 15:33:23 GMT
Initial commit of Mellanox Sockperf test profile, quite easy addition.

Suites Using This Test

Networking Test Suite

CPU Massive


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Sockperf 3.4

Test: Throughput

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 1,424 public results since 28 May 2018 with the latest data as of 16 July 2022.

OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Test: Throughput1424 Results Range From 7642 To 1036235 Messages Per Second7642282144878669358899301105021310741516461722181927902133622339342545062750782956503162223367943573663779383985104190824396544602264807985013705219425425145630865836586042306248026453746659466865187070907276627482347688067893788099508305228510948716668922389128109333829539549745269950981015670103624220406080100

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Sockperf 3.4 - Test: Throughput) has an average run-time of 3 minutes. By default this test profile is set to run at least 5 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 BenchmarkTest: ThroughputRun-Time48121620Min: 1 / Avg: 3.29 / Max: 14

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 2.8%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsTest: ThroughputDeviation510152025Min: 0 / Avg: 2.8 / Max: 21

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.

OpenBenchmarking.orgRelative Core Scaling To BaseSockperf CPU Core ScalingTest: Throughput24812160.44790.89581.34371.79162.2395

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.
 
MOVDQU CVTSI2SD DIVSD SUBSD MULSD MOVDQA PUNPCKLQDQ MOVAPD ADDSD CVTTSD2SI UCOMISD MOVD COMISD PSHUFD SQRTSD
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).

 
VZEROUPPER VEXTRACTF128
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 VFMADD132SD VFNMADD132SD
Requires passing a supported compiler/build flag (verified with targets: tigerlake, cascadelake, sapphirerapids).
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Excavator (2016).

 
VPBROADCASTQ
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 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)
IBM POWER (PowerPC) 64-bit
ppc64le
POWER9 altivec supported 44-Core
ARMv7 32-bit
armv7l
ARMv7 Cortex-A72 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 1 4-Core
ARMv8 64-bit
aarch64
ARMv8 Cortex-A72, ARMv8 Cortex-A72 2-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A72 4-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 16-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 64-Core, ARMv8 rev 0 8-Core, ARMv8 rev 3 4-Core, SiFive RISC-V

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