Ubuntu Server Benchmarks: Geekbench


This is one of our favourite benchmarks for Ubuntu Server – it’s cross-platform, meaning that it can be ran on Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server and more. You can get the download link from the following site:




Currently this works:


wget http://d34wv75roto0rl.cloudfront.net/Geekbench-2.4.2-Linux.tar.gz




gunzip Geekbench-2.4.2-Linux.tar.gz




tar -xvf Geekbench-2.4.2-Linux.tar.gz


Change directory to the new files:


cd dist/Geekbench-2.4.2-Linux


If you have a license key, enter it like so:


./geekbench_x86_64 -r [youremail] [license]


Then run the 64-bit:




If you don’t, use the 32-bit version:




Note! If you haven’t installed the ia32-libs package the 32-bit Geekbench will not work on a 64-bit system! Running the benchmarks will give you output similar to the following – a brief rundown of the system setup followed by the benchmark results as they happen:


System Information
Operating System      Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 3.2.0-38-generic x86_64
Model                 VMware, Inc. VMware Virtual Platform
Motherboard           Intel Corporation 440BX Desktop Reference Platform
Processor             Intel Xeon E5-2630 @ 2.30 GHz
2 Processors, 6 Cores, 6 Threads
Processor ID          GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 45 Stepping 7
L1 Instruction Cache  32.0 KB
L1 Data Cache         32.0 KB
L2 Cache              256 KB
L3 Cache              15.0 MB
Memory                19.6 GB
BIOS                  Phoenix Technologies LTD 6.00

single-threaded scalar   1647 ||||||
multi-threaded scalar   10574 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Text Compress
single-threaded scalar   2485 |||||||||
multi-threaded scalar   14490 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Text Decompress
single-threaded scalar   2980 |||||||||||
multi-threaded scalar   18177 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Image Compress
single-threaded scalar   2208 ||||||||
multi-threaded scalar   12950 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Image Decompress
single-threaded scalar   2733 ||||||||||
multi-threaded scalar   16503 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
single-threaded scalar   4460 |||||||||||||||||
multi-threaded scalar   26572 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

Floating Point
single-threaded scalar   2194 ||||||||
multi-threaded scalar   13365 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Dot Product
single-threaded scalar   3558 ||||||||||||||
multi-threaded scalar   22600 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
single-threaded vector   4130 ||||||||||||||||
multi-threaded vector   29112 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
LU Decomposition
single-threaded scalar   2791 |||||||||||
multi-threaded scalar   16599 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Primality Test
single-threaded scalar   6190 ||||||||||||||||||||||||
multi-threaded scalar   29957 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Sharpen Image
single-threaded scalar   5657 ||||||||||||||||||||||
multi-threaded scalar   34118 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Blur Image
single-threaded scalar   2287 |||||||||
multi-threaded scalar   13782 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

Read Sequential
single-threaded scalar   4657 ||||||||||||||||||
Write Sequential
single-threaded scalar   6769 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Stdlib Allocate
single-threaded scalar   4084 ||||||||||||||||
Stdlib Write
single-threaded scalar   1872 |||||||
Stdlib Copy
single-threaded scalar   3674 ||||||||||||||

Stream Copy
single-threaded scalar   5435 |||||||||||||||||||||
single-threaded vector   7031 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Stream Scale
single-threaded scalar   5668 ||||||||||||||||||||||
single-threaded vector   6441 |||||||||||||||||||||||||
Stream Add
single-threaded scalar   5311 |||||||||||||||||||||
single-threaded vector   7203 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Stream Triad
single-threaded scalar   5556 ||||||||||||||||||||||
single-threaded vector   5082 ||||||||||||||||||||

Benchmark Summary
Integer Score              9648 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Floating Point Score      13310 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Memory Score               4211 ||||||||||||||||
Stream Score               5965 |||||||||||||||||||||||

Geekbench Score            9474 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

Upload results to the Geekbench Browser? [Y/n]



If you upload the results, you can add them to a Geekbench account by accessing a web link – such as:


Upload results to the Geekbench Browser? [Y/n]y

Uploading results to the Geekbench Browser. This could take a minute or two
depending on the speed of your internet connection.

Upload succeeded. Visit the following link and view your results online:


Visit the following link and add this result to your profile:




Put the address it gives you into a browser and you will be able to gather results over time to compare systems/virtual machines! Geekbench is one of the best Ubuntu Server benchmarks that we have come across – it provides you with a range of tests which are easy to compare, as well as giving you an overall score figure to give you an idea of how the system performs overall vs. other setups. The fact that it is cross-platform is a great bonus, too, as it means you can test the efficiency and performance of a variety of operating systems on the same hardware/virtual hardware setups – and the results can be very interesting. Highly recommended!



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