Unixbench is a benchmark program for unix based systems which was originally from Byte magazine.

A copy of the source code can be found at https://git.steamr.com/others/byte-unixbench

Linux[edit | edit source]

Run the following:

## CentOS / Red Hat / Fedora
# yum install -y mesa-libGL-devel libXext-devel libX11-devel perl-Time-HiRes make gcc wget glibc-devel git
## Or on Alpine Linux:
## apk add libc-dev perl make gcc wget libc-dev git libxext-dev libx11-dev perl-time-hires
# git clone https://git.steamr.com/others/byte-unixbench.git
# cd byte-unixbench/UnixBench
# ./Run
The benchmark takes time!
The benchmark will run once on one core. If your system has multiple cores, it will run again across all cores. This can take anywhere from tens of minutes to over an hour, depending on the system. I recommend you run this inside a screen session. For the best result, run the benchmark on an idle system.

Docker[edit | edit source]

If for whatever reason you want to benchmark from within a container, the Unixbench Benchmark image is available at: https://git.steamr.com/docker/alpine-unixbench

Issues[edit | edit source]

If you run this under Qemu, you might get:

gcc: error: missing argument to ‘-march=’
make: *** [pgms/arithoh] Error 1

You will need to add an extra option to in the Makefile:


Other Systems[edit | edit source]

You should be able to run this on other Unix based systems including FreeBSD. Just make sure you have the proper dependencies installed.