Benchmark Your Linux System with HardInfo

Want to compare your computer’s performance? HardInfo is a system profiler and benchmark for Linux systems. It can gather information about your computer and operating system, perform a varitety of benchmarks, and export the data to HTML.


The easiest way to browse the reports is to run them all by generating an HTML page. Click the Generate Report button on the toolbar, and select the information you want included. Generating a report including the benchmarks could take a few minutes depending on how fast your computer is.

In my Ubuntu 7.10 system, the ZLib benchmark could not be performed. This caused an error to be displayed, but HardInfo continued with the others just fine. Here are the results from my Intel Core2 Quad Q6600:

CPU ZLib (higher is better)
This Machine 0.000
CPU Fibonacci (lower is better)
This Machine 3.983
CPU MD5 (higher is better)
This Machine 80.238
CPU SHA1 (higher is better)
This Machine 91.110
CPU Blowfish (lower is better)
This Machine 13.616
FPU Raytracing (lower is better)
This Machine 18.659

HardInfo is in the Ubuntu repositories. Ubuntu 7.10 users can install it with this link: Install HardInfo. Alternatively, you can install the package hardinfo from the command line or though a package manager.

[update] To fix the ZLib benchmark, run apt-get install zlib1g-dev.

Archived Comments


Nice, wish it’d not crash on my 64bit Gutsy.


Looks like a nice tool, but very unstable.

Selecting “Operating System” or “Languages” for example just closes the whole app (no errors, it just vanishes).

Running Gutsy i386.


Anubis & mariuss,
If it’s crashing when selecting sections, just generate an HTML report to view in your browser instead of looking at the data inside HardInfo.


Yep crashes like hell here as well..


Nice tool, but very unstable. Selecting sections is unthinkable… I also found a couple of LP bugs filed a while ago but seems like no one has taken any action. Would be nice if the package maintainer upgraded the repos to the latest upstream release.


This was cool and helpful, now I’ve got to look up everything and figure out what all of the elements are.


just works
interesting only why in some tests my machine is 1st in some just last ;-)


Install your zlib using apt-get install zlib1g-dev then re-run your hardinfo report. My scores are much better on a AMD 64 Processor

AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor 3800+
Memory 1997MB (969MB used)
Operating System Ubuntu 7.10

What do you have your concurrency set to?
Zlib 20404.837,
Fibonacci 3.490,
MD5 47.381,
SHA1 68.948,
Blowfish 17.056,
Raytracing 12.385…


Thanks for the command to fix ZLib. Concurrency is set to none.

ZLib 17917.774
Fibonacci 3.990
MD5 79.706
SHA1 91.148
Blowfish 13.614
Raytracing 18.733


ZLib 29264.719
Fibonacci 3.254
MD5 75.775
SHA1 114.178
Blowfish 11.052
Raytracing 7.213

[paco@computer ~]$ cat /proc/cpuinfo | egrep -m 3 “model name|MHz|cores”
model name : Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
cpu MHz : 3005.553
cpu cores : 4
[paco@computer ~]$ cat /proc/meminfo | grep MemTotal
MemTotal: 2062284 kB


Another benchmark is calculating pi with the bc commandline calculator.

time echo “scale=5000; 4*a(1)” | bc -l -q

real 0m27.210s
user 0m27.115s
sys 0m0.042s


Intel core 2 duo E4500 for the pi test.

real 0m49.327s
user 0m49.215s
sys 0m0.012s


I wish this benchmark actually supported multiple cores. :(


It’s quite a cool program!

It even supports submitting your results with the “network updater” menu option. That also gets you the scores of other people so you can compare.

Like it!



Looks nice, too bad it doesn’t work on my 64 bits feisty fawn : I cannot select any section or even generate an HTML report.

Each time I try it shutdowns my session or in some case the hardinfo. Cannot have any result, info on my computer or whatever else…

I tried to reinstall 3 times, and got the zlip patch using apt-get. It doesn’t change anything.

Anybody knows how to solve that ?



Sounds like your problem related to X, do you happen to run compiz? If so, try disable compiz and run this thing.

2 dual amd 285's

Processor : 4x Dual Core AMD Opteron™ Processor 285

Memory : 3066MB (830MB used)

Operating System : Ubuntu 8.04.1

-CPU ZLib-
-CPU Fibonacci-
-CPU Blowfish-
-FPU Raytracing-


I must have missed this little bugger over the last few years, Anyways here are my stats for AMD Quad 9850:
This Machine 30168.986

CPU Fibonacci
This Machine 2.417

This Machine 57.277

This Machine 99.747

CPU Blowfish
This Machine 14.634

FPU Raytracing
This Machine 9.422


Too bad it only benches one core. It doesn’t multithread. So to compare you have to adjust the scores by the number of cores you have, and the other person had.


It also crashes a Dell Studio XPS 13 running Ubuntu 9.04 RC 64-bit :-( Not only hardinfo… the OS itself :-((


great tool. works 100% on Arch linux.. no crashes detected. GREAT adn HUGE thanks


somethings weird here.. it says a celeron is faster than my core2 1.83GHZ


fibonacci 2.493 owned!!!

intel 3.0 ghz core 2 duo

4 gb ram

nvidia 9400 gt


I’ve seen a good article about several file system benchmark tools in Linux:

Father D

Love this prog … been using it on different builds for about 3 years.
Latest is OC’ed Athlon II X2 250 running at 3.37Ghz 4Gb DDRII 800 crappy onboard graphics!

Fibonacci 2.04 :)

Is does crash occasionally, when updating on network, and sometimes on some benchmarks … then it runs perfect on 2nd time of asking!


Tried this on ubuntu. Lol… get different numbers every time, and ubuntu crashes. Seriously, i’m switching distro to something that works


Great tool
AMD Athlon™ II X2 240 Processor 1600.00MHz
AMD Athlon™ II X2 240 Processor 2800.00MHz

PU Blowfish
This Machine 1600 MHz 7.679
CPU CryptoHash
This Machine 1600 MHz 191.557
CPU Fibonacci
This Machine 1600 MHz 2.144
CPU N-Queens
This Machine 1600 MHz 11.365
This Machine 1600 MHz 3.507
FPU Raytracing
This Machine 1600 MHz 12.580

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