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README

Plotting benchmark results
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Two python scripts are provided to help plot benchmark results:

plot_benchmark.py  - Plots results for an individual benchmark
plot_comparison.py - Plots a comparison of results for an individual benchmark

Library requirements:
Numpy
Matplotlib

plot_benchmark.py
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Usage:
python plot_benchmark.py --name <benchmarkname> --machine <machinename>  \
                         [--shift <YSHIFT>] [--show]

Arguments:
--name: Name of the benchmark to plot results for, e.g. fayalite-FIST
--machine: Machine to plot results for, e.g. Magnus
--shift: Fractional shift of label in y-direction, for fine tuning, e.g. 1.1
--show: Show the plot window as well as saving to a file

Assumptions:
The results will be read from files called:
<machine>_benchmarks/<name>/<name>_besttimes.txt
(converted to lower case) in the directory defined as BASE.
This BASE directory should be edited directly in the script to set the
correct location for the benchmark results. See below for the format
of this file.

plot_comparison.py
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Usage:
python plot_comparison.py --name <benchmarkname> --machines <machinenames>  \
                          [--shifts <YSHIFT>] [--show]

Arguments:
--name: Name of the benchmark to plot results for, e.g. fayalite-FIST
--machine: List of machines to plot results for, e.g. Magnus ARCHER HECToR
--shift: Fractional shifts of label in y-direction, for fine tuning,
         e.g. 1.1 1.1 0.9
         If less shifts are specified than machines then they will be used
         in rotation.
--show: Show the plot window as well as saving to a file

Assumptions:
The results will be read from files called:
<machine>_benchmarks/<name>/<name>_besttimes.txt
(converted to lower case) in the directory defined as BASE.
This BASE directory should be edited directly in the script to set the
correct location for the benchmark results. See below for the format
of this file.

Result File Format
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The result files should contain the result for a single run on each line in
the form:
<nodes> <time> <configuration>
Where:
<nodes>         is the number of nodes run on
<time>          is the time taken in seconds
<configuration> is the configuration for the best time, eg 2_TH if the best
                result is obtained for 2 OpenMP threads per MPI task.