Category Archives: Linux Commands

How to Benchmark Hardware on Linux with 7z LZMA Compression

By | November 28, 2022

The 7z LZMA benchmark runs dummy compression and decompression tasks to measure the overall performance of the system. It reports measurements in MIPS (million instructions per second) which give an idea of the computer’s raw processing power counting all factors. 7z LZMA compression is a multi-threaded work-load. This means that it can utilise multiple cores… Read More »

How to monitor cpu power consumption in watts on Ubuntu

By | November 19, 2022

So recently I was looking for a command to check the live power consumption of cpu in watts. I tried different commands like powertop, powerstat, lm-sensors but none of them worked properly. lm-sensors did show the temperatures of individual cores of the cpu, but could not display the watts being consumed in realtime. Other commands… Read More »