Minion

Minion is an open-source constraint solver that is designed to be very scalable. This test profile uses Minion's integrated benchmarking problems to solve.

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark minion.

Test Created

6 December 2010

Last Updated

7 April 2018

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Processor

Average Install Time

53 Seconds

Average Run Time

7 Minutes, 5 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain + CMake + C++ Boost + BZIP2

Accolades

200k+ Downloads + 5k+ Public Benchmark Results

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Test Completions **Reported Installs **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsMinion Popularity Statisticspts/minion2010.122011.042011.082011.122012.042012.082012.122013.042013.082013.122014.042014.082014.122015.042015.082015.122016.042016.082016.122017.042017.082017.122018.042018.082018.122019.042019.082019.122020.042020.082020.122021.042021.082021.122022.042022.088K16K24K32K40K
* Uploading of benchmark result data to OpenBenchmarking.org is always optional (opt-in) via the Phoronix Test Suite for users wishing to share their results publicly.
** Data based on those opting to upload their test results to OpenBenchmarking.org and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting while running benchmarks from an Internet-connected platform.
*** Test profile page view reporting began March 2021.
Data current as of 27 September 2022.
Quasigroup29.2%Graceful23.2%Solitaire47.6%Benchmark Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

pts/minion-1.5.2   [View Source]   Sat, 07 Apr 2018 21:14:12 GMT
Minion no longer works on BSD or MacOSX

pts/minion-1.5.1   [View Source]   Sun, 04 Mar 2018 13:21:27 GMT
Add Windows support.

pts/minion-1.5.0   [View Source]   Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:12:18 GMT
Update Minion against upstream.

pts/minion-1.4.0   [View Source]   Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:33:13 GMT
Update against upstream Minion 0.15 release.

pts/minion-1.3.0   [View Source]   Wed, 07 Dec 2011 13:34:14 GMT
Update against upstream Minion 0.12 release.

pts/minion-1.2.0   [View Source]   Mon, 06 Dec 2010 14:57:30 GMT
Initial import into OpenBenchmarking.org

Suites Using This Test

CPU Massive

Single-Threaded


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Minion 1.8

Benchmark: Solitaire

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 1,618 public results since 4 January 2017 with the latest data as of 13 September 2022.

Below is an overview of the generalized performance for components where there is sufficient statistically significant data based upon user-uploaded results. It is important to keep in mind particularly in the Linux/open-source space there can be vastly different OS configurations, with this overview intended to offer just general guidance as to the performance expectations.

Component
Percentile Rank
# Compatible Public Results
Seconds (Average)
100th
4
43 +/- 6
96th
11
54 +/- 4
95th
19
57 +/- 3
91st
18
58 +/- 1
89th
10
59 +/- 4
89th
55
59 +/- 2
88th
6
60 +/- 5
84th
15
62 +/- 1
81st
3
65 +/- 1
79th
4
66 +/- 9
79th
3
66 +/- 5
Mid-Tier
75th
> 67
73rd
50
68 +/- 1
70th
7
69 +/- 6
70th
7
69 +/- 6
65th
17
71 +/- 1
65th
34
71 +/- 1
65th
7
71 +/- 2
62nd
6
73 +/- 8
62nd
20
73 +/- 7
59th
54
74 +/- 1
56th
3
75 +/- 11
56th
4
75 +/- 4
52nd
4
77 +/- 3
Median
50th
78
48th
5
79 +/- 1
45th
39
80 +/- 1
42nd
6
81 +/- 1
35th
17
86 +/- 1
32nd
15
87 +/- 4
32nd
14
87 +/- 2
Low-Tier
25th
> 89
25th
4
90 +/- 2
25th
3
91 +/- 3
21st
3
100 +/- 2
18th
3
108 +/- 4
18th
3
109 +/- 9
11th
7
134 +/- 6
7th
41
156 +/- 2
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Benchmark: Solitaire1618 Results Range From 29 To 2180 Seconds297512116721325930535139744348953558162767371976581185790394999510411087113311791225127113171363140914551501154715931639168517311777182318691915196120072053209921452191150300450600750

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Minion 1.8 - Benchmark: Solitaire) has an average run-time of 5 minutes. By default this test profile is set to run at least 3 times but may increase if the standard deviation exceeds pre-defined defaults or other calculations deem additional runs necessary for greater statistical accuracy of the result.

OpenBenchmarking.orgMinutesTime Required To Complete BenchmarkBenchmark: SolitaireRun-Time510152025Min: 2 / Avg: 4.4 / Max: 18

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.6%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsBenchmark: SolitaireDeviation3691215Min: 0 / Avg: 0.56 / Max: 8

Does It Scale Well With Increasing Cores?

No, based on the automated analysis of the collected public benchmark data, this test / test settings does not generally scale well with increasing CPU core counts. Data based on publicly available results for this test / test settings, separated by vendor, result divided by the reference CPU clock speed, grouped by matching physical CPU core count, and normalized against the smallest core count tested from each vendor for each CPU having a sufficient number of test samples and statistically significant data.

IntelAMDOpenBenchmarking.orgRelative Core Scaling To BaseMinion CPU Core ScalingBenchmark: Solitaire24681216202432640.47080.94161.41241.88322.354

Notable Instruction Set Usage

Notable instruction set extensions supported by this test, based on an automatic analysis by the Phoronix Test Suite / OpenBenchmarking.org analytics engine.

Instruction Set
Support
Instructions Detected
SSE2 (SSE2)
Used by default on supported hardware.
 
PUNPCKLQDQ MOVDQA MOVHPD MOVDQU PADDQ PSRLDQ CVTSI2SD DIVSD MOVAPD COMISD MOVUPD ADDSD UNPCKHPD UNPCKLPD SUBPD MULPD SUBSD MULSD PUNPCKHQDQ UCOMISD SQRTSD CVTTSD2SI SHUFPD MOVD PSHUFD
Last automated analysis: 10 May 2021

This test profile binary relies on the shared libraries libm.so.6, libc.so.6.

Tested CPU Architectures

This benchmark has been successfully tested on the below mentioned architectures. The CPU architectures listed is where successful OpenBenchmarking.org result uploads occurred, namely for helping to determine if a given test is compatible with various alternative CPU architectures.

CPU Architecture
Kernel Identifier
Verified On
Intel / AMD x86 64-bit
x86_64
(Many Processors)
RISC-V 64-bit
riscv64
sifive rocket0
IBM POWER (PowerPC) 64-bit
ppc64le
POWER9 4-Core, POWER9 altivec supported 44-Core
MIPS 64-bit
mips64
ICT Loongson-3A R3, Loongson-3A R3, Loongson-3A3000 V0.9 FPU V0.1
Loongson LoongArch 64-bit
loongarch64
Loongson-3A5000LL
ARMv8 64-bit
aarch64
AArch64 rev 4, ARMv8 Cortex-A73 6-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 64-Core, ARMv8 rev 3 6-Core, Ampere Altra ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 160-Core, FT2000AHK