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Phoronix Media Drives Open-Source Testing With Phoronix Test Suite 3.0, OpenBenchmarking.org

Phoronix Media announces the release of Phoronix Test Suite 3.0-Iveland and OpenBenchmarking.org from the 2011 Southern California Linux Expo.

Los Angeles, CA -- 28 February 2011 -- Phoronix Media has announced the immediate release of Phoronix Test Suite 3.0 (codenamed "Iveland") in association with the public availability of OpenBenchmarking.org. OpenBenchmarking.org is a unique collaborative testing platform to drive crowd-sourced, community testing while making it easy for individuals and organizations to share and analyze test results. Phoronix Test Suite 3.0 and OpenBenchmarking.org are available for Linux, Mac OS X, BSD, Solaris, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

OpenBenchmarking.org is designed around the needs of both individuals and organizations with a focus upon repeatable results, the ability to compare results globally in a seamless manner, provide guidance when shopping for new hardware and software, to crowd-source performance and functional tests, provide in-depth analytics on hardware and software under Linux and related platforms, and to aggregate all of these cross-platform test results into a single repository.

"OpenBenchmarking.org is a radical step forward in our mission of driving Linux-based benchmarking and enhancing the overall Linux hardware ecosystem. With OpenBenchmarking.org it's easier for consumers to find new computer hardware that is Linux compatible while organizations are able to extensively analyze a pool of collected information for their software and hardware," said Michael Larabel, the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite and OpenBenchmarking.org. "OpenBenchmarking.org is the largest Linux hardware database available and offers features that cannot be matched by hardware compatibility lists, community forums, and other previous efforts to categorize Linux hardware compatibility. There is not just anything similar for Linux, but for any operating system."

The cross-platform Phoronix Test Suite 3.0 features full integration with OpenBenchmarking.org, support for generating enhanced graphs, an improved test results viewer, support for new software and hardware platforms, external result hooks, and over 200 other changes have been merged since the release of Phoronix Test Suite 2.8 in August of 2010.

OpenBenchmarking.org is available for free use with public results at OpenBenchmarking.org. Phoronix Test Suite 3.0 is available under the GNU GPLv3 license and can be downloaded at Phoronix-Test-Suite.com.

About The Phoronix Test Suite:

Phoronix Media develops the Phoronix Test Suite in conjunction with leading computer hardware and software vendors. It seeks to standardize the process of validating software and hardware on Linux and alternative operating systems by providing the most comprehensive testing and benchmarking platform. The Phoronix Test Suite makes it easy for hardware vendors to test an array of software relevant to them in an autonomous manner while being highly configurable and providing concise results. Software vendors benefit from being able to test their software in an efficient manner for performance tuning and regression tracking, generate new users of their products through the Phoronix Test Suite, and provide a direct channel to hardware vendors validating against their software using this test suite. Consumers are able to benefit from the Phoronix Test Suite by detecting bottlenecks within their system and experience greater vitality on the Linux Operating System from a standardized test specification.

About Phoronix Media:

Phoronix Media was founded in 2004 and is the largest Internet resource devoted to enriching the Linux hardware experience. Its premiere web property, Phoronix.com, publishes Linux-based hardware reviews, software previews, and driver analyses with more than 1,600 articles and 2,400 news postings.

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