A Benchmarking and Performance Analysis Framework
The code base includes three sub-systems. The first is the collection agent
pbench-agent, responsible for providing commands for running
benchmarks across one or more systems, while properly collecting the
configuration of those systems, their logs, and specified telemetry from
various tools (
The second sub-system included here is
which is responsible for archiving result tar balls, indexing them, and
unpacking them for display.
The third sub-system is the web server JS and CSS files used to display various
graphs and results, and any other content generated by the background tasks,
or by the
pbench-agent during benchmark and tool post-processing steps.
How is it installed?
Instructions on installing
pbench-agent, can be found
in the PBench agent installation guide.
For Fedora, CentOS, and RHEL users, we have made available COPR
builds for the
and some benchmark and tool packages.
This assumes that somebody has already installed the server bits. The procedure to do that is described in the PBench Server Installation guide.
You can install the
on the machine where you run
pbench from. That allows you to view the graphs before sending
the results to the server, or even if there is no server to send the results to. See
the PBench web server installation
You might want to browse through the rest of the documentation.
How do I use pbench?
Refer to the PBench User Guide.
Where is the source kept?
The latest source code is at https://github.com/distributed-system-analysis/pbench.
Is there a mailing list for discussions?
Yes, we use Google Groups
Is there a place to track current and future work items?
Yes, we are using GitHub Issues and Pull Requests managed via Waffle.io for that.