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An Automated Benchmarking Toolset



M M. Courson, G J. Marcais, Alan Mink, B Traverse


The performance drive of parallel computing and platform upgrades or replacements are among the reasons frequent running of benchmark codes has become commonplace for application and platform evaluation and tuning. NIST is developing a prototype for an automated benchmarking toolset to reduce the manual effort in running and analyzing the results of such benchmarks. Our toolset consists of 3 main modules. A Data Collection and Storage module handles the collection of performance data and implements a central repository for such data. Another module provides an integrated mechanism to analyze and visualize the data stored in the repository. An Experiment Control Module assists the user in designing and executing experiments. To reduce the development effort this toolset is built around existing tools and is designed to be easily extensible to support other tools.
Springer Verlag Series Lecture Notes


cluster computing, data collection, database, performance analysis, performance measurement, queuing system, visualization


Courson, M. , Marcais, G. , Mink, A. and Traverse, B. (2000), An Automated Benchmarking Toolset, Springer Verlag Series Lecture Notes, [online], (Accessed July 16, 2024)


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Created December 31, 1999, Updated October 12, 2021