[Bioclusters] RE: topbiocluster.org

William Van Etten bill at bioteam.net
Fri Jun 24 12:51:47 EDT 2005


I wanted to mention IBT (informatics benchmarking toolkit) as a  
potential extensible informatics cluster benchmarking tool.



o I haven't touched it in over a year, it could be further from  
usable than I think
o It's currently configured as a single system benchmark tool not a  
cluster benchmark tool, although BioTeam could easily add another  
perl module it has available for execution over whatever DRM instead  
of local execution


o Uses Autoconf as a mechanism for building one or more informatics  
applications from source on whatever UNIX system
o Uses the perl Test::Harness framework for running one or more tests  
of the informatics tools that have been built
o Records system environment, runtime metrics, MD5 checksum of input/ 
output/executables, and benchmark results in a Boulder::IO file
o Parses collections of resulting Boulder::IO files and renders them  
into a brows-able SVG document

William Van Etten, PhD
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