HBench-OS is a suite of portable benchmarks designed to measure the performance of primitive functionality provided by an operating system/hardware platform. HBench-OS was designed primarily as a research tool for the systems research and OS development communities, and thus its major design goal is to provide a flexible system for reproducible, accurate, and statistically-sound performance analysis and evaluation. These characteristics make it ideal for both performance research as well as more traditional consumer-oriented performance measurement and analysis.
HBench-OS's major features include:
Read the HBench-OS README file.
Downloading HBench-OSHBench-OS is available either via http or ftp by clicking on the appropriate link below. It is distributed as a .tar.gz file; after extracting the file using gunzip and tar, please read the included README file for information on configuring and using the benchmarks.
The following papers and slides give more technical details on HBench-OS, and describe analysis methodologies that use HBench-OS as the foundation for a complete model of computer system performance:
HBench-OS was written by Aaron B. Brown, with the guidance and assistance of Margo Seltzer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any questions/comments/bug reports/patches that you have should be sent to the author at email@example.com.
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Last modified: 17 April 2003.