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Five Stages of Benchmark Loss: PTS and You

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Published on 17 February 2010 05:01 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
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As a reminder, this weekend is the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) that is being held in Los Angeles, California. This three day affair that's sponsored by the likes of Google and IBM has a wide array of talks, including one of our own. As the last talk on Saturday for Track C prior to the day's evening reception is a presentation by Matthew Tippett (the former ATI Linux manager) and myself entitled "Five Stages of Benchmark Loss: PTS and You."

You guessed it, it's about the Phoronix Test Suite. The Phoronix Test Suite and Linux benchmarking will be talked about and Matthew will take the lead to talk about the "five stages of benchmark loss" that is often encountered by open-source projects when seeing the latest Phoronix benchmarks or when running the Phoronix Test Suite themselves. These five stages just aren't for the Phoronix Test Suite itself but largely applies to computer benchmarking in general. Lessons learned and other notes on regression management (i.e. Phoromatic and our kernel tracker) will also be mentioned.

If you will be at SCALE be sure to join us at 6PM on Saturday. For those not in the LA area, next week the slides from this presentation, an audio/video recording of the talk, and potentially a paper on the subject will be made available on Phoronix.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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