Open Porous Media

This is a test of Open Porous Media, a set of open-source tools concerning simulation of flow and transport of fluids in porous media. This test profile depends upon MPI/Flow already being installed on the system. Install instructions at

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

Project Site

Test Created

22 July 2020

Last Updated

27 January 2021

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type


Average Install Time

4 Seconds

Average Run Time

13 Minutes, 47 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain + OpenMPI


5k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms

Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsOpen Porous Media Popularity Statisticssystem/opm2020.072020.082020.092020.102020.112020.122021.012021.022021.032021.042021.052021.062021.072021.082021.092021.102021.112021.122022.012022.022022.032022.042022.052022.062022.072022.082022.092022.102022.112022.122023.012023.022023.032023.042023.052023.062023.072023.082023.09400800120016002000
* 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 updated weekly as of 22 September 2023.
118.9%825.9%1614.8%414.6%328.0%217.7%Threads Option

Revision History

system/opm-1.0.1   [View Source]   Wed, 27 Jan 2021 09:21:16 GMT
Add Norne-4C test case.

system/opm-1.0.0   [View Source]   Wed, 22 Jul 2020 21:04:50 GMT
Add system installed version of Open Porous Media.

Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Open Porous Media

OPM Benchmark: Flow MPI Norne - Threads: 8 metrics for this test profile configuration based on 184 public results since 22 July 2020 with the latest data as of 7 February 2021.

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.

OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - OPM Benchmark: Flow MPI Norne - Threads: 8184 Results Range From 80 To 393 Seconds80981161341521701882062242422602782963143323503683864041530456075

Based on data, the selected test / test configuration (Open Porous Media - OPM Benchmark: Flow MPI Norne - Threads: 8) has an average run-time of 10 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 BenchmarkOPM Benchmark: Flow MPI Norne - Threads: 8Run-Time510152025Min: 4 / Avg: 9.51 / Max: 20

Tested CPU Architectures

This benchmark has been successfully tested on the below mentioned architectures. The CPU architectures listed is where successful 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
(Many Processors)