UnixBench is the original BYTE Unix benchmark suite
The purpose of UnixBench is to provide a basic indicator of the performance of a Unix-like system; hence, multiple tests are used to test various aspects of the system's performance. These test results are then compared to the scores from a baseline system to produce an index value, which is generally easier to handle than the raw scores. Some very simple graphics tests are included to measure the 2D and 3D graphics performance of the system. If your system has multiple CPUs, the default behaviour is to run the selected tests twice - once with one copy of each test program running at a time, and once with N copies, where N is the number of CPUs. The tests compare Unix systems by comparing their results to a set of scores set by running the code on a benchmark system, which is a SPARCstation 20-61. Included Tests UnixBench consists of a number of individual tests that are targeted at specific areas. These tests are intended to provide a very rough idea of the system's 2D and 3D graphics performance.