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Phoronix Test Suite 3.8 Enhances Reporting Capabilities

3.8-Bygland is the Q1'2012 update to the Phoronix Test Suite that offers a number of innovative features.

Chicago, IL -- 19 March 2012 -- Phoronix Media is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Phoronix Test Suite 3.8.0 (codenamed "Bygland") as the major Q1'2012 update to the Phoronix Test Suite. The Phoronix Test Suite 3.8 release brings forth a number of new and innovative features to reinforce its position as the flagship choice for carrying out automated, open-source benchmarks under Linux, BSD, Solaris, and Mac OS X platforms.

Key features of Phoronix Test Suite 3.8 include enhanced -- and more verbose -- reporting of compiler configuration and build-time options for built-from-source test profiles, a new SVG graph renderer, download caching enhancements, support for Apple's Mac OS X 10.8 operating system, and many other features and improvements to existing features.

"We're extremely pleased with the outcome of the Phoronix Test Suite 3.8 development cycle," said Michael Larabel, the founder of Phoronix Media. "Phoronix Test Suite 3.8 brings forward many user-facing improvements that individuals and organizations should equally benefit from in improving their test processes and performance measurements. The features introduced in Bygland will continue to be further enhanced as we move forward with preparing Phoronix Test Suite 4.0 for introduction later this year."

Phoronix Test Suite 3.8 is licensed under the GNU GPLv3 and is available for free download at Enterprise support for the Phoronix Test Suite 3.8 is available as well as deployable instances of Phoromatic and via the Phoronix Test Suite commercial services.

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,, publishes Linux-based hardware reviews, software previews, and driver analyses.


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