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Phoromatic Tracker Launches To Monitor Linux Performance

Dec 17, 2009, 04:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for this link. ]

"At the start of this month, we in fact announced that the Phoronix Kernel Test Farm went live and it would be benchmarking the latest mainline Linux kernel on a daily basis. This was followed by the addition of a system in our test farm to benchmark the latest Fedora Rawhide packages on a daily basis. We had not intended to begin pushing out these results publicly through a new web-site until next year, but we have already collected some interesting metrics that are documenting active regressions within the Linux 2.6.33 kernel. As a result, this morning we are rolling out Phoromatic Tracker, the public interface to our test farm.

"Phoromatic is all about making it efficient and effective to manage the Phoronix Test Suite -- from the execution of the tests to the analyzing of the results -- all from a central web-interface that can scale to an unlimited number of testing machines whether they are running Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OpenSolaris, Mac OS X

"Palm webOS, or soon Windows 7. These testing machines can be running internally within the QA department of an organization or scattered around the world. With the current implementation of Phoromatic, tests can be scheduled to run across any selected machines at a given time and then results are then immediately uploaded to the login-protected web interface. We have seen promising adoption of Phoromatic thus far, but it is still in beta and new features are continuing to be brewed."

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