GNU Octave Benchmark

This test profile measures how long it takes to complete several reference GNU Octave files via octave-benchmark. GNU Octave is used for numerical computations and is an open-source alternative to MATLAB.

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

Test Created

15 July 2018

Last Updated

20 May 2020

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type


Average Install Time

1 Second

Average Run Time

4 Minutes, 34 Seconds


20k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsGNU Octave Benchmark Popularity Statisticssystem/octave-benchmark2018.072018.082018.092018.102018.112018.122019.012019.022019.032019.042019.052019.062019.072019.082019.092019.102019.112019.122020.012020.022020.032020.042020.052020.062020.072020.082020.092020.102020.112020.122021.012021.022021.032021.042021.052021.062021.072021.082021.092021.102021.115001000150020002500
* Uploading of benchmark result data to 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 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 27 November 2021.

Revision History

system/octave-benchmark-1.0.1   [View Source]   Wed, 20 May 2020 09:31:53 GMT
Fix hang on newer Octave by dropping DTMM file.

system/octave-benchmark-1.0.0   [View Source]   Sun, 15 Jul 2018 17:43:00 GMT
Initial commit of GNU Octave benchmark.

Suites Using This Test

CPU Massive

Scientific Computing

HPC - High Performance Computing


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

GNU Octave Benchmark 6.3.0 metrics for this test profile configuration based on 21 public results since 8 August 2021 with the latest data as of 17 November 2021.

Additional benchmark metrics will come after has collected a sufficient data-set.

OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results21 Results Range From 4 To 26 Seconds46810121416182022242628246810

Based on data, the selected test / test configuration (GNU Octave Benchmark 6.3.0) has an average run-time of 2 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 BenchmarkRun-Time246810Min: 1 / Avg: 1.3 / Max: 6

Based on public results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.6%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsDeviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.58 / Max: 2