what are the parts of my system and is it fast or slow?

you can boot a knoppix to perform those benchmarks…


(you might lose your partition table)

System Report with Linux System

# it has a gui but also works on command line
apt-get update;
apt-get install hardinfo; # install
hardinfo; # run the thing
# in the gui you could choose to bench cpu
# it can generate html reports about your system and also has a benchmark section


NAME hardinfo – shows hardware information in a GTK+ window DESCRIPTION hardinfo parses some files in /proc and displays their information in a user-friendly window. This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page. AUTHOR This manual page was written by Leandro Pereira leandro@linuxmag.com.br, for the Debian project (but may be used by others). June 15, 2003

Get Vendor and Hardware Device IDs

lspci -n; # show vendorID:hardwareID as numbers
00:00.0 0600: 8086:0a04 (rev 09)
00:02.0 0300: 8086:0a16 (rev 09)
00:03.0 0403: 8086:0a0c (rev 09)
00:14.0 0c03: 8086:9c31 (rev 04)
00:16.0 0780: 8086:9c3a (rev 04)
00:1b.0 0403: 8086:9c20 (rev 04)
00:1c.0 0604: 8086:9c10 (rev e4)
00:1c.3 0604: 8086:9c16 (rev e4)
00:1d.0 0c03: 8086:9c26 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 0601: 8086:9c43 (rev 04)
00:1f.2 0106: 8086:9c03 (rev 04)
00:1f.3 0c05: 8086:9c22 (rev 04)
02:00.0 0200: 10ec:8168 (rev 07)
lspci -nn; # resolve vendorID
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT DRAM Controller [8086:0a04] (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0a16] (rev 09)
00:03.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller [8086:0a0c] (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB xHCI HC [8086:9c31] (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 8 Series HECI #0 [8086:9c3a] (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 8 Series HD Audio Controller [8086:9c20] (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:9c10] (rev e4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 4 [8086:9c16] (rev e4)
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB EHCI #1 [8086:9c26] (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 8 Series LPC Controller [8086:9c43] (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 8 Series SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] [8086:9c03] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 8 Series SMBus Controller [8086:9c22] (rev 04)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 07)


CPU Blowfish
CPU Blowfish
This Machine 2253 MHz 5.037
Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.50GHz (null) 26.1876862
PowerPC 740/750 (280.00MHz) (null) 172.816713
CPU CryptoHash
CPU CryptoHash
This Machine 2253 MHz 286.729
CPU Fibonacci
CPU Fibonacci
This Machine 2253 MHz 1.806
Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.50GHz (null) 8.1375674
PowerPC 740/750 (280.00MHz) (null) 58.07682
CPU N-Queens
CPU N-Queens
This Machine 2253 MHz 5.500
This Machine 2253 MHz 0.908
FPU Raytracing
FPU Raytracing
This Machine 2253 MHz 19.235
Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.50GHz (null) 40.8816714
PowerPC 740/750 (280.00MHz) (null) 161.312647

Benchmark Linux System


apt-get install sysbench
sysbench --test=cpu --cpu-max-prime=20000 run
sysbench 0.4.12: multi-threaded system evaluation benchmark

Running the test with following options:
Number of threads: 1

Doing CPU performance benchmark

Threads started!

Maximum prime number checked in CPU test: 20000
Test execution summary:
total time: 29.8547s
total number of events: 10000
total time taken by event execution: 29.8524
per-request statistics:
min: 2.90ms
avg: 2.99ms
max: 6.04ms
approx. 95 percentile: 3.31ms

Threads fairness:
events (avg/stddev): 10000.0000/0.00
execution time (avg/stddev): 29.8524/0.00


its primarily used to compare servers… but you could also provide details of your workstation and compare it online



# test write

time dd if=/dev/zero bs=1024k of=tstfile count=1024

# test read:

dd if=tstfile bs=1024k of=/dev/null count=1024
# test write performance by writing zeros into a file and meassure the speed
dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync;
rm -rf test; # remove the file full of zeros
# test read performance
hdparm -t /dev/sda2;

debian under virtualbox on windows 7 supermicro raid 5 lsi 1068e controler:

1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 3.6072 s, 298 MB/s

more hardware info as html

lshw -html > genarte_report.html; # additional report as html

details about harddisk

# get details of first harddisk like serial number, model, firmware

hdparm -i /dev/sda