Nettion (NETwork TestIng and Operational eNvironment) is a framework for developing, deploying, and executing network performance tests, designed particularly for mobile ad-hoc networks. It is distinguished by not using control "backchannels" to start and stop the test, but rather using either a local setup network, the test network itself, or compact flash memory.
UnixBench provides a basic indicator of the performance of a Unix-like system. 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. The entire set of index values is then combined to make an overall index for the system. Some very simple graphics tests are included to measure the 2D and 3D graphics performance of the system. Multi-CPU systems are handled. 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.
OO Bench compares the speed of the same object-oriented tasks in several object-oriented languages. C++, Objective-C, and Java are currently supported. Support for Smalltalk, CLOS, CSharp, and Eiffel are in development. It aims to be simple, easy to understand, and easy to port. It also aims to follow the idioms and best practices advised by each language as much as possible. It is designed to make it easy to look up how a particular problem is best solved in another language.
pingx is utility that uses the XNoOp(3x) call to see how fast your connection to your X server is. Wonder whether your X performance is slower in a SSH tunnel? pingx can give you hard numbers so you can find out. It has an option to print out some details about the X server as well. It's also useful to see if a destination X server is up so you can fire up x2x or similar applications intelligently.
The IOR software is used for benchmarking parallel file systems using POSIX, MPIIO, or HDF5 interfaces. It can be used for testing the performance of parallel file systems using various interfaces and access patterns. IOR uses MPI for process synchronization. It also includes scripts for simulating the I/O behavior of a number of parallel applications.