Intel has introduced thirteen new Linux micro-benchmarks based upon the Phoronix Test Suite and OpenBenchmarking.org. The tests cover subjects like system boot performance, GPU residency times, PowerTop wake-up monitoring, timing of various common systems tasks, etc. You can find all the details at Phoronix.
This week a set of thirteen test profiles were sent over by Intel's Open-Source Technology Center that up until now they have only been running internally at Intel for benchmarking Linux distributions / operating systems. They are allowing these new test profiles to be pushed onto OpenBenchmarking.org so that any users of the Phoronix Test Suite can now benefit from this expanded operating system test coverage. Any organization can now run these same tests as Intel OTC plus these tests can be used in future Linux distribution comparisons on Phoronix.com. Special thanks go out to Jim Kukunas, a software engineer at Intel. Intel OTC is just one of the many groups at the company relying upon the Phoronix Test Suite for automated Linux benchmarking and performance monitoring.