"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
"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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