[Vm-dev] Speedcenter setup

Tim Felgentreff timfelgentreff at gmail.com
Wed Jul 27 08:28:40 UTC 2016

Yes, they are. The website isn't the best, but you can click your way
through to see the actual numbers and stdev, too.


On 27 July 2016 at 10:08, Ben Coman <btc at openinworld.com> wrote:
> 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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