How to run Geekbench test on Linux

by Ruchira on January 9, 2013





Geekbench has become the go-to benchmark method among the tech people because of its availability on almost any platform out there. As the Geekbench official web site says

Geekbench provides a comprehensive set of benchmarks engineered to quickly and accurately measure processor and memory performance. Designed to make benchmarks easy to run and easy to understand, Geekbench takes the guesswork out of producing robust and reliable benchmark results.

As linux user you might want to run the benchmark on your linux dedicated server, VPS or even on your linux computer. And on this guide I’m going to explain how you can do it.

First you need to log in to the server terminal

Download the package


This download link is from the geekbench web site. Geekbench 2.4.0 is the latest version of geekbench at the time or writing. You can go to to check the latest available geekbench software and make the changes to download link accordingly.

After downloading run this command to decompress the file

 tar -zxvf Geekbench-2.4.0-Linux.tar.gz

Then when it finishes, We need to move in to the decompressed directory, run this

 cd dist/Geekbench-2.4.0-Linux/

Then to run the rest, execute this command


When it says

If you have already purchased Geekbench, enter your email address and license
key from your email receipt with the following command line:

./geekbench_x86_32 -r <email address> <license key>

Just press “Enter” button to bypass that.

If you are running this on a X64 platform you might need to install 32bit compatibility libraries by running this command

 apt-get install ia32-libs

After it finishes running, it will give you a link to view results on your web browser


geekbench test complete



Here is my geekbench result from 512MB KVM VPS

I'm Ruchira Sahan and all posts on this blog are completely my thoughts and writings. I love DIY and Technology. So feel free to contact me for anything about this blog and don't forget to add a comment if this blog helped you! Thanks
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  • Pawan

    Thanks for this great tutorial.

  • lazaac

    hi, can you tell me the differences between openvz and kvm. i’m just curious with vps packages here : thank you..

    • Ruchira

      OpenVZ is actually works as a container on the host node sharing hosts kernel. OpenVZ got less overhead since its little bit faster. But providers can oversell it very easily. KVM is true virtualization like XEN. You get control over many aspects as it operates as true dedicated server.
      This blog runs on Ramnode OVZ SSD VPS :)

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