# Lotus Miner: Benchmarks

This guides describe how to perform some benchmarks using Lotus.

Lotus comes with a benchmarking tool (opens new window) that can be used to test how long the different, resource-intensive mining operations take.

# Installation

Run the following command in the Lotus repository folder (that you checked out during the installation:

make lotus-bench

This will produce a lotus-bench binary in the current folder.

# Usage

./lotus-bench --help

Use the self-documenting feature of the tool to explore the different commands. For example, you can test sealing by running:

./lotus-bench sealing --sector-size=2KiB