Stress-NG

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

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

28 October 2022

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

System

Average Install Time

1 Minute, 5 Seconds

Average Run Time

1 Minute, 42 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain + Attr

Accolades

100k+ Downloads + 5k+ Public Benchmark Results

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsStress-NG Popularity Statisticspts/stress-ng2015.062015.092015.122016.032016.062016.092016.122017.032017.062017.092017.122018.032018.062018.092018.122019.032019.062019.092019.122020.032020.062020.092020.122021.032021.062021.092021.122022.032022.062022.09200K400K600K800K1000K
* 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 28 November 2022.
CPU Stress25.6%Crypto24.8%Matrix Math24.8%Vector Math24.8%Test Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

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 0.14.06

Test: CPU Stress

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 217 public results since 28 October 2022 with the latest data as of 3 December 2022.

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)
100th
5
394547 +/- 809
97th
3
262437 +/- 128
95th
5
262155 +/- 42
92nd
4
234991 +/- 127
91st
5
215983 +/- 20666
89th
3
194791 +/- 1448
86th
3
149935 +/- 619
84th
3
131931 +/- 81
82nd
3
128963 +/- 3501
80th
3
118803 +/- 72
79th
4
106861 +/- 247
77th
3
97850 +/- 8
Mid-Tier
75th
< 86849
73rd
3
84494 +/- 1590
72nd
3
74968 +/- 99
70th
3
67669 +/- 542
69th
3
61991 +/- 273
67th
6
60250 +/- 631
59th
18
52407 +/- 780
54th
6
48921 +/- 3479
51st
3
44373 +/- 50
Median
50th
44345
49th
4
40659 +/- 302
46th
3
31883 +/- 1055
44th
4
29874 +/- 269
42nd
3
24568 +/- 167
40th
4
20938 +/- 168
37th
3
18319 +/- 339
32nd
5
17022 +/- 162
31st
3
16799 +/- 116
28th
3
16471 +/- 47
27th
5
15790 +/- 1442
Low-Tier
25th
< 13548
24th
3
13222 +/- 325
23rd
4
12871 +/- 1042
22nd
3
11579 +/- 34
20th
3
8711 +/- 51
19th
3
7855 +/- 16
18th
3
7536 +/- 86
16th
3
6281 +/- 11
13th
3
2317 +/- 2
10th
4
2017
5th
8
619 +/- 80
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Test: CPU Stress205 Results Range From 159 To 395434 Bogo Ops/s15980651597123877317833968947595555016340771313792198712595031102937110843118749126655134561142467150373158279166185174091181997189903197809205715213621221527229433237339245245253151261057268963276869284775292681300587308493316399324305332211340117348023355929363835371741379647387553395459714212835

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Stress-NG 0.14.06 - Test: CPU Stress) has an average run-time of 3 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-Time3691215Min: 2 / Avg: 2.87 / Max: 8

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: 0.21 / Max: 4

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 UNPCKLPD MOVUPD SUBPD MULPD UNPCKHPD ADDPD SHUFPD UCOMISD CVTTSD2SI PUNPCKLQDQ MOVLPD DIVPD MOVNTI SQRTSD CLFLUSH MAXSD PADDQ CVTSD2SS ANDPD ANDNPD ORPD MOVNTDQ MOVHPD 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 VBROADCASTSS VEXTRACTF128 VINSERTF128 VBROADCASTSD VPERMILPD VPERM2F128
Used by default on supported hardware.
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Excavator (2016).

 
VEXTRACTI128 VPBROADCASTD VPBROADCASTQ VPERM2I128 VPERMQ VPBROADCASTB VINSERTI128 VPERMD VPERMPD VPGATHERQQ
Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (AVX512)
Used by default on supported hardware.
 
(ZMM REGISTER USE)
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 VFMADD132SS VFNMADD132SS VFMADD132SD VFMADD231SD VFMSUB231SD VFMSUB231SS VFNMADD132SD VFMADD132PD VFMSUB132PD VFMSUB132SD VFMADD213SD VFMADD213PD
The test / benchmark does honor compiler flag changes.
Last automated analysis: 17 November 2022

This test profile binary relies on the shared libraries libm.so.6, libapparmor.so.1, libbsd.so.0, libc.so.6, libcrypt.so.1, libEGL.so.1, libgbm.so.1, libGLESv2.so.2, libjpeg.so.8, libsctp.so.1, libz.so.1, libmd.so.0, libGLdispatch.so.0, libdrm.so.2, libwayland-server.so.0, libexpat.so.1, 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)
RISC-V 64-bit
riscv64
SiFive RISC-V
ARMv8 64-bit
aarch64
ARMv8 Cortex-A57 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A77 80-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A78E 12-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A78E 8-Core, ARMv8 rev 0 4-Core, ARMv8 rev 0 6-Core, Ampere ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 128-Core, Ampere ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 256-Core, Apple M1, Apple M2

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