Arch Linux, Debian, LLVM/Clang, and Mesa users rejoice! There's new automated, daily benchmarks of these important open-source projects coming on a daily basis.
With Phoronix Test Suite 5.0-Plavsk you are able to remotely manage your Linux/BSD/OSX systems with ease and easily execute new benchmarks and analyze existing results. The HTML5 user-interface is coming along nicely and here is a preview of the latest pre-alpha state, which makes it easy from an Apple iPhone to easily facilitate new Linux benchmarking.
Our leading open-source, cross-platform automated benchmarking software is now available via GitHub.
A lot of new and interesting content is inbound on Phoronix, besides all of the exciting work on Phoronix Test Suite 5.0 and other open-source Linux hardware activities.
Here's a look at the recent progress of the Phoronix Test Suite 5.0 user-interface.
We are currently exploring the option of moving the Phoronix Test Suite under a GPLv2 license.
For those interested in driving Linux and open-source benchmarks from a graphical user-interface (GUI) over the extensive command-line provided by the Phoronix Test Suite, the new web-based UI and with WebSocket development API continues to progress for the 5.0-Plavsk release in a few months time.
The launch of the SteamOS 1.0 Beta and the continued Linux graphics improvements and new hardware were among the most exciting content on Phoronix for December 2013.
Phoronix Test Suite 5.0 "Plavsk" is making excellent progress and is set to premiere in H1'2014 with a brand new graphical user-interface and the latest feature to be added on is a WebSocket API for interfacing with Phoronix Test Suite clients to open up other new testing possibilities.
Merry Christmas, Happy New Years, and/or Happy Holidays to any other occasions. Best wishes from Phoronix.
The final planned release in the Phoronix Test Suite 4.x series is now available.
There's several things for Phoronix readers to keep in mind this holiday season.
While November was a great and very busy month, December will hopefully be even better. Here's a look at some of the exciting Linux / open-source milestones to be conquered this month.
If you have some extra CPU time this weekend, why not try out one of our new/updated test profiles and share your Linux hardware/software performance benchmarks with the community?
Merge activity for the Linux 3.13 kernel and the many graphics card benchmarks on Phoronix were some of the most exciting happening events for November, but let's not also forget about continued open-source driver innovations.
If in recent Linux graphics card reviews and driver articles you have been wanting to see other Linux games benchmarked, you should definitely read this article.
The latest Phoronix Test Suite 4.8 "Sokndal" point release is now available with the latest fixes and minor improvements to the cross-platform open-source benchmarking software.
There's been some more site updates on Phoronix this week along with more features for Phoronix Premium subscribers. This includes continued log-in improvements, bolding external links, and a look at upcoming content.
There's been a number of new and updated benchmarks appearing on OpenBenchmarking.org for use by the Phoronix Test Suite.
Google has put out Chrome 31 and with it comes a good few new features for the cross-platform web-browser.
A number of small site improvements were made on Monday. Subscribers to Phoronix Premium should also find that the log-in process is easier.
There's several new and updated benchmarking applications for measuring the performance of Linux system's ranging from small embedded environments to GPUs to super-computers.
I'm happy to announced the release of Phoronix Test Suite 4.8.4 this afternoon. This latest stable release of our leading cross-platform open-source benchmarking software has improvements for better dealing with Wayland environments, new test profile capabilities, and other hardware/software reporting improvements.
This month on Phoronix there was a heck of a lot of Linux and open-source content: there were over 32 featured-length articles (more than one per day) and 262 news stories (more than eight stories per day) written by your's truly. The Linux 3.12 kernel and Ubuntu / Mir activity were the most popular happenings of October.
This week Phoronix published its 10,000th article in covering Linux and open-source news, which is on top of having around 2,500 original full-length articles covering Linux hardware reviews, GPU driver analysis, and other benchmarking results.
New daily and per-commit testing will commence for the mainline Linux kernel, the Intel Mesa driver, and LLVM/Clang (and possibly GCC) compilers. Similar to past performance "trackers" this will lead to more timely spotting of performance regressions affecting real-world workloads.
The latest point release to the Phoronix Test Suite 4.8 "Sokndal" series is now available, which adds a fair number of improvements to our leading open-source Linux / BSD / OS X / Solaris benchmarking platform. Phoronix Test Suite 4.8.3 is in very good shape for carrying out all of the latest benchmarks regardless of whether you're an enterprise user or just an enthusiast wishing to benchmark their favorite Linux distribution.
With the end of the month, here's a look back at the most interesting and exciting content on Phoronix during September 2013. On Phoronix this month were 229 news stories and 18 hardware reviews / featured-length articles.
In a little more than one week Oktoberfest will get underway in Munich and thus the yearly Phoronix pilgrimage.
Over the past several weeks at Phoronix I have been trying out the System76 Gazelle Professional, which has wound up being a nice high performance Linux laptop preloaded with Ubuntu and powered by Intel's latest-generation Core i7 "Haswell" mobile processor.
530 Phoronix news articles published on Phoronix.