January 28, 2022

Cross platform benchmarking tools

VM benchmarking


General benchmarking tools

phoronix is a testing and benchmarking platform.

Getting starting guide is found here:


I've not had much luck installing it on Mac OS X, but it is claimed that it is possible.

i/o performance


I've found a tool called iozone, which is distributed as C source code. Compiles on many platforms, including Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. It is free.

Example of downloading and compiling on mac:

wget http://www.iozone.org/src/current/iozone3_408.tar
tar xzvf iozone3_408.tar
cd iozone3_408/src/current
make macosx
# source code is now compiled, run with ./iozone

Run test (automatic mode):

./iozone -a



The manual has build instructions and all flags are explained. It is not mentioned alot on the web, but I like it. It has a good interface, and is easy to understand.

CPU and memory performance


Cross platform benchmark tool for CPU and memory performance. It has commandline tool. Costs money (up to $79 for pro version). I have personally bought this tool.

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