LMbench - Tools for performance analysis
Suite of simple, portable benchmarks
Compares different systems performance
Results available for most major vendors (SUN, HP, IBM, DEC, SGI, PCs including
200 Mhz P6's)
Free software, covered by the GNU General Public License.
- Bandwidth benchmarks
- Cached file read
- Memory copy (bcopy)
- Memory read
- Memory write
- Latency benchmarks
- Context switching.
- Networking: connection establishment, pipe, TCP, UDP, and RPC hot potato
- File system creates and deletes.
- Process creation.
- Signal handling
- System call overhead
- Memory read latency
- Processor clock rate calculation