Five Stages of Benchmark Loss: PTS and You
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.
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