Stress-NG

Stress-NG is a Linux stress tool developed by Colin Ian King.

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

Project Site

github.com

Source Repository

github.com

Test Created

4 June 2015

Last Updated

4 May 2024

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

System

Average Install Time

53 Seconds

Average Run Time

1 Minute, 42 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain + Attr

Accolades

150k+ Downloads + 10k+ Public Benchmark Results

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsStress-NG Popularity Statisticspts/stress-ng2015.062015.092015.122016.032016.062016.092016.122017.032017.062017.092017.122018.032018.062018.092018.122019.032019.062019.092019.122020.032020.062020.092020.122021.032021.062021.092021.122022.032022.062022.092022.122023.032023.062023.092023.122024.032024.06400K800K1200K1600K2000K
* 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 6 June 2024.
Test Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

pts/stress-ng-1.12.0   [View Source]   Sat, 04 May 2024 20:28:43 GMT
Update against upstream per https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/test-profiles/pull/307 Closes: https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/test-profiles/pull/307

pts/stress-ng-1.11.0   [View Source]   Mon, 14 Aug 2023 16:02:27 GMT
Upate against 0.16.04 upstream.

pts/stress-ng-1.10.0   [View Source]   Thu, 15 Jun 2023 10:40:36 GMT
Pull in update https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/test-profiles/pull/282 Closes: https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/test-profiles/pull/282

pts/stress-ng-1.9.0   [View Source]   Fri, 14 Apr 2023 08:32:17 GMT
Update against stress-ng-0.15.07 upstream for improved CPU scalability.

pts/stress-ng-1.8.0   [View Source]   Wed, 22 Mar 2023 08:38:28 GMT
Update against upstream from https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/test-profiles/pull/274 but missing version bump and updating of SHA256/MD5 hashes, fixed. Closes: https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/test-profiles/pull/274

pts/stress-ng-1.7.0   [View Source]   Mon, 27 Feb 2023 14:35:31 GMT
Update against upstream via/from: https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/test-profiles/pull/271 Closes: https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/test-profiles/pull/271

pts/stress-ng-1.6.0   [View Source]   Fri, 28 Oct 2022 16:53:35 GMT
Update against v0.14.06 upstream, set thread count to -1 rather than 0 per https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/test-profiles/pull/251 Closes: https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/test-profiles/pull/251

pts/stress-ng-1.5.1   [View Source]   Fri, 06 May 2022 05:46:07 GMT
apparmor development files needed as a system dependency now for building stress-ng.

pts/stress-ng-1.5.0   [View Source]   Thu, 05 May 2022 18:27:02 GMT
Update against stress-ng 0.14 upstrea. Rename RdRand option to x86_64 RdRand for future limiting/sorting.

pts/stress-ng-1.4.0   [View Source]   Tue, 14 Sep 2021 19:14:00 GMT
Update against v0.13.02 upstream to fix build problems with newer toolchains.

pts/stress-ng-1.3.1   [View Source]   Sun, 17 May 2020 16:19:02 GMT
Stress-NG test profile works fine on macOS.

pts/stress-ng-1.3.0   [View Source]   Mon, 20 Apr 2020 14:56:16 GMT
Update against latest upstream.

pts/stress-ng-1.2.2   [View Source]   Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:33:16 GMT
Update with FreeBSD support - https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/test-profiles/pull/50

pts/stress-ng-1.2.1   [View Source]   Sat, 04 Nov 2017 18:07:01 GMT
Fix https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/test-profiles/pull/6

pts/stress-ng-1.2.0   [View Source]   Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:56:57 GMT
Update against upstream, host on PTS server to avoid broken mirror links

pts/stress-ng-1.1.0   [View Source]   Mon, 12 Dec 2016 17:57:25 GMT
Update stress-ng upstream as package of previous version seems to have changed.

pts/stress-ng-1.0.0   [View Source]   Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:26:36 GMT
Initial stress-ng commit.

Suites Using This Test

Common Kernel Benchmarks

CPU Massive

Server CPU Tests


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Stress-NG 0.17.08

Test: CPU Stress

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 75 public results since 5 May 2024 with the latest data as of 10 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
Bogo Ops/s (Average)
99th
4
385437 +/- 97
84th
4
61425 +/- 148
79th
7
57200 +/- 1249
Mid-Tier
75th
< 56638
69th
3
40919 +/- 26
65th
3
35121 +/- 158
57th
4
29794 +/- 79
Median
50th
19301
44th
4
18863 +/- 161
36th
3
14147 +/- 91
28th
3
11834 +/- 141
Low-Tier
25th
< 9703
20th
3
7688 +/- 75
8th
3
1659 +/- 117
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Test: CPU Stress74 Results Range From 217 To 385521 Bogo Ops/s2177924156312333831045387524645954166618736958077287849949270110040810811511582212352913123613894314665015435716206416977117747818518519289220059920830621601322372023142723913424684125454826225526996227766928537629308330079030849731620432391133161833932534703235473936244637015337786038556748121620

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Stress-NG 0.17.08 - Test: CPU Stress) 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 BenchmarkTest: CPU StressRun-Time246810Min: 2 / Avg: 2.15 / Max: 6

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.2%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsTest: CPU StressDeviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.18 / Max: 3

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.
 
SUBSD MINSD CVTSI2SD MULSD MOVAPD ADDSD DIVSD COMISD MOVDQU MOVDQA PSRLDQ MOVD PSHUFD CVTSS2SD ANDPD UNPCKLPD MOVUPD SUBPD MULPD UNPCKHPD ADDPD SHUFPD UCOMISD CVTTSD2SI PUNPCKLQDQ MOVLPD DIVPD MOVNTI SQRTSD MAXSD CLFLUSH PADDQ CVTSD2SS ANDNPD ORPD MOVHPD MOVNTDQ XORPD PMULUDQ
SSE3 (SSE3)
Used by default on supported hardware.
 
MOVDDUP MOVSLDUP
SSSE3 (SSSE3)
Used by default on supported hardware.
 
PALIGNR PSHUFB
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 VBROADCASTSD VBROADCASTSS VEXTRACTF128 VINSERTF128 VPERM2F128 VPERMILPD
Used by default on supported hardware.
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Excavator (2016).

 
VEXTRACTI128 VPBROADCASTD VPBROADCASTQ VPERM2I128 VPBROADCASTB VPBROADCASTW VPERMQ VPERMD VINSERTI128 VPERMPD VPGATHERQQ
Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (AVX512)
Used by default on supported hardware.
 
(ZMM REGISTER USE)
SERIALIZE (SERIALIZE)
Used by default on supported hardware.
 
SERIALIZE
WAITPKG / UMWAIT / TPAUSE (WAITPKG)
Used by default on supported hardware.
 
TPAUSE
Cache Line Write Back (CLWB)
Used by default on supported hardware.
 
CLWB
FMA (FMA)
Used by default on supported hardware.
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Bulldozer (2011).

 
VFMADD231SS VFMADD132SD VFMADD132SS VFNMADD132SS VFMADD231SD VFMSUB231SD VFMSUB231SS VFNMADD132SD VFMADD231PD VFMADD132PD VFMADD132PS VFMSUB132PD VFMSUB132SD VFMADD213SD VFNMADD231SD
The test / benchmark does honor compiler flag changes.
Last automated analysis: 25 June 2023

This test profile binary relies on the shared libraries libapparmor.so.1, libbsd.so.0, libcrypt.so.1, libEGL.so.1, libgbm.so.1, libGLESv2.so.2, libjpeg.so.8, libm.so.6, libmpfr.so.6, libsctp.so.1, libz.so.1, libc.so.6, libmd.so.0, libGLdispatch.so.0, libdrm.so.2, libwayland-server.so.0, libexpat.so.1, libgmp.so.10, libffi.so.8.

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)
ARMv8 64-bit
aarch64
ARMv8 Cortex-A57 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A73 2-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A78E 12-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A78E 6-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A78E 8-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 128-Core, ARMv8 rev 0 6-Core

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Debian 12 - 6.1.0-21-amd64 - KDE Plasma 5.27.5

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