Stress-NG

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

Learn more about this test at the upstream project site: kernel.ubuntu.com.

This benchmark test is maintained by Michael Larabel. This OpenBenchmarking.org test profile was created on 4 June 2015 and last updated on 17 May 2020. To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark stress-ng.

This test has an average install time of 11 seconds and an average run-time of 1 minute, 48 seconds.

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Installation StatsTest Completion StatsPublic Result UploadsOpenBenchmarking.orgEventsStress-NG Popularitypts/stress-ng2015.092015.112016.012016.032016.052016.072016.092016.112017.012017.032017.052017.072017.092017.112018.012018.032018.052018.072018.092018.112019.012019.032019.052019.072019.092019.112020.012020.032020.052020.074000080000120000160000200000

* Data based on those opting to upload their test results to OpenBenchmarking.org and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting.

MMAP6.8%Malloc7.0%CPU Stress8.5%CPU Cache7.3%Vector Math6.8%Matrix Math6.9%Atomic6.7%Context Switching8.0%Glibc C String Functions6.6%Socket Activity7.1%Glibc Qsort Data Sorting6.6%Crypto7.9%NUMA6.8%Forking6.7%Test Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

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

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

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

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

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

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

pts/stress-ng-1.0.0   [View Source]   04 Jun 2015 13:26 EDT
Initial stress-ng commit.

Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Stress-NG 0.11.07

Test: CPU Stress

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 629 public samples since 20 April 2020 with the latest data as of 22 September 2020.

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
Bogo Ops/s (Average)
Mid-Tier
75th
< 7395
58th
3433
Median
50th
2716
Low-Tier
25th
< 1001
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Test: CPU Stress629 Results Range From 52 To 42604 Bogo Ops/s529041756260834604312516460166868772085729424102761112811980128321368414536153881624017092179441879619648205002135222204230562390824760256122646427316281682902029872307243157632428332803413234984358363668837540383923924440096409484180042652306090120150

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Stress-NG 0.11.07 - 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-Time3691215Min: 1 / Avg: 2.24 / Max: 8

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.5%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsTest: CPU StressDeviation612182430Min: 0 / Avg: 0.54 / Max: 25

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