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

1 Minute, 4 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 UploadsTest Completions*Reported Installs*OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsMinion Popularity Statisticspts/minion2011.022011.062011.102012.022012.062012.102013.022013.062013.102014.022014.062014.102015.022015.062015.102016.022016.062016.102017.022017.062017.102018.022018.062018.102019.022019.062019.102020.022020.062020.102021.026K12K18K24K30K
* 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.
Data current as of Thu, 25 Feb 2021 20:02:19 GMT.
Quasigroup29.2%Graceful22.2%Solitaire48.6%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 1,525 public results since 4 January 2017 with the latest data as of 20 February 2021.

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
# Matching Public Results
Seconds (Average)
98th
11
54 +/- 4
96th
19
57 +/- 3
93rd
18
58 +/- 1
90th
54
59 +/- 2
90th
10
59 +/- 4
89th
6
60 +/- 5
83rd
3
65 +/- 1
81st
4
66 +/- 9
81st
3
66 +/- 5
Mid-Tier
75th
> 68
74th
50
68 +/- 1
72nd
7
69 +/- 6
72nd
7
69 +/- 6
67th
17
71 +/- 1
67th
34
71 +/- 1
67th
7
71 +/- 2
63rd
6
73 +/- 8
60th
18
74 +/- 6
60th
54
74 +/- 1
57th
3
75 +/- 11
57th
4
75 +/- 4
53rd
4
77 +/- 3
Median
50th
78
48th
5
79 +/- 1
46th
39
80 +/- 1
43rd
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
17th
3
109 +/- 9
7th
41
156 +/- 2
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Benchmark: Solitaire1525 Results Range From 38 To 2180 Seconds38841301762222683143604064524985445906366827287748208669129581004105010961142118812341280132613721418146415101556160216481694174017861832187819241970201620622108215422002004006008001000

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Minion 1.8 - Benchmark: Solitaire) has an average run-time of 3 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-Time48121620Min: 1 / Avg: 2.64 / Max: 14

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.5%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsBenchmark: SolitaireDeviation3691215Min: 0 / Avg: 0.55 / 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: Solitaire246812162032640.49850.9971.49551.9942.4925

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