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Server Benchmark Tests from UL

Accurate and impartial

Servermark is a new benchmark suite for testing server performance for a range of common uses.

Designed for industry, enterprise and press use, Servermark brings UL's trusted expertise to IT professionals searching for accurate and impartial server benchmarks. Servermark tests are easy to install, run, and understand, which means you can choose and compare servers with confidence.

Created by experts

UL benchmarks are created in partnership with leading technology companies using a development process that's been government-vetted for neutrality.

UL is a global safety science company with more than a century of expertise and innovation in the fields of product testing, inspection and verification services.

Available now

  • Media Transcode

Coming soon

  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

In development

  • Web server

Media Transcode

Servermark Media Transcode server benchmark test

Servermark Media Transcode is a benchmark for testing the performance of media transcoding servers, either individually or as a cluster.

The benchmark determines the number of video streams a server can deliver using high-performance transcoding libraries from Intel and NVIDIA.

You can choose from a range of codecs, resolutions, and quality settings while the video content covers challenges such as high motion and low light.

The benchmark produces a useful set of quality and performance metrics that help you choose and compare media transcoding server configurations.

  • Intel Media SDK and NVIDIA Video Codec SDK.
  • Supports HEVC (H.265) and AVC (H.264).
  • 4K UHD and Full HD with three quality settings.
  • High and low motion and low light video content.
  • Impartial metrics for performance and quality.

Commercial license

Unlimited benchmarking runs for tendering, testing, research and development, component evaluation and competitor analysis.

$4,950 per year

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

Servermark VDI server benchmark test

Servermark VDI evaluates servers used for hosting Virtual Desktop Infrastructure guests. It supports VMWare, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Citrix XenServer virtualization environments.

Servermark VDI helps you determine both the number of virtual desktops a server can support at a set performance level and the level of performance achieved with a set number of clients.

"Servermark VDI is definitely a welcome addition. In our opinion, the results delivered by it are based on solid benchmarking and can help users arrive at independent and reliable conclusions." AnandTech

Servermark Benchmark Development Program

The Benchmark Development Program™ is a UL initiative for building partnerships with technology companies. OEMs, ODMs, component manufacturers and their suppliers are invited to join the development of new server performance benchmarks. For details, please contact Jani Joki, Director of Engineering, on +358 40 766 7466 or via email at

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System requirements

Please refer to the Servermark Technical Guide system and server requirements.


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