[Vm-dev] Speedcenter setup

Ben Coman btc at openinworld.com
Wed Jul 27 08:08:34 UTC 2016

On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 2:56 PM, Tim Felgentreff
<timfelgentreff at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I finally got around to enabling automatic nightly benchmarking for
> all branches for both opensmalltalk-vm and rsqueak. Before I had to
> manually trigger benchmarks for opensmalltalk-vm. Now a nightly cron
> job checks for new passed builds on all branches and then tries to run
> benchmarks for the resulting binaries. Note, however, that we're only
> uploading binaries for the master and Cog branch right now on
> opensmalltalk-vm, so all other branches are schedules but then
> skipped, because no binaries are available.
> The benchmarking machine is still running at this point, a full set of
> benchmarks takes about 4-5 hours per binary. So I expect the results
> for yesterdays VMs to come in this afternoon GMT+1. Not all of the
> benchmarks are well scaled right now, so that might need some
> tweaking, but since there has been talk about various performance
> optimizations recently, I figured we should be more vigilant in
> tracking the results of that. For example, Clement mentioned recent
> optimizations that should have results in binarytrees. It's nice if we
> can see that in the timeline.
> This page in particular may be interesting to check once in a while:
>   http://speed.squeak.org/timeline/#/?exe=1,5&ben=grid&env=2&revs=50&equid=on
> If anyone wants to take a look at the code and benchmarks, the about
> page links to all relevant repositories. I'm happy to give people
> access so they can add or change or remove benchmarks.
> cheers,
> Tim

Are they all a "less is better" comparison ?

cheers -ben

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