will-it-scale takes a test case and runs it from 1 through to n parallel copies to see if the tes case will scale. But in Phoronix Test Suite test profile only nr_cpu copies is currently utilized.

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

Project Site


Source Repository


Test Created

12 November 2022

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type


Average Install Time

29 Seconds

Average Run Time

2 Minutes, 45 Seconds


10k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms

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** 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.
Data updated weekly as of 18 June 2024.

Revision History

pts/will-it-scale-1.0.0   [View Source]   Sat, 12 Nov 2022 05:28:43 GMT
Pull in new test from https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/test-suites/pull/7 Plus some fixes/tweaks to the test profile. Closes: https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/test-suites/pull/7

Performance Metrics

This test profile is too new - it does not have enough data available on OpenBenchmarking.org yet to provide any detailed metrics.