In October, we shared an early preview of the new results viewer tool that we’ve been developing in parallel with WebXPRT 4. The WebXPRT 4 Preview is now available to the public, and we’re excited to announce that the new results viewer is also live. We already have over 65 test results in the viewer, and in the weeks leading up to the WebXPRT 4 general release, we’ll be actively populating the viewer with the latest PT-curated WebXPRT 4 Preview results.
encourage readers to visit the blog for details
about the viewer’s features, and to take some time to explore the data.
We’re excited about this new tool, which we view as an ongoing project with
room for expansion and improvement based on user feedback.
If you have any questions or comments about the WebXPRT 4 Preview or the new results viewer, please feel free to contact us!
to announce that the WebXPRT 4 Preview is now available! Testers can access the
Preview at www.WebXPRT4.com or through a link on WebXPRT.com. The Preview is available to everyone, and testers can now
publish scores from Preview build testing. We may still tweak a few things, but
will limit any changes that we make between the Preview and the final release
to the UI and features we do not expect to affect test scores.
WebXPRT users will notice that the WebXPRT 4 Preview has a new, but familiar,
UI. The general process for kicking off both manual and automated tests is the
same as with WebXPRT 3, so the transition from WebXPRT 3 to WebXPRT 4 testing
should be straightforward. We encourage everyone to visit the XPRT blog for more details about what’s new in this Preview release.
In addition, keep
your eye on the blog for more details about the all-new WebXPRT
4 results viewer, which we expect to publish in the very near future. We think
WebXPRT testers will enjoy using the viewer to explore our WebXPRT 4 test data!
After you try the WebXPRT 4 Preview, please send us your comments. Thanks and happy testing!
Last week, we provided readers with an overview of what to expect in the WebXPRT 4 Preview, as well as an update on the Preview’s release schedule. Since then, we’ve been working on UI adjustments and bug fixes, additional technical tweaks, and follow-up testing. We’re very close, but won’t be able to meet our original goal of publishing the Preview today. We believe it will be ready for release early next week.
As a reminder, once we release the WebXPRT 4 Preview, testers will be able to publish scores from Preview build testing. We will limit any changes that we make between the Preview and the final release to the UI or to features we do not expect to affect test scores.
If you have any questions about WebXPRT 4 or the Preview build, please let us know!
We’re happy to announce that the AIXPRT Community Preview 3 (CP3) is now available! As we discussed in last week’s blog, testers can expect three significant changes in AIXPRT CP3:
- We updated support for the Ubuntu test packages from Ubuntu version 16.04 LTS to version 18.04 LTS.
- We added TensorRT test packages for Windows and Ubuntu. Previously, AIXPRT testers could test only the TensorFlow variant of TensorRT. Now, they can use TensorRT to test systems with NVIDIA GPUs.
- We added the Wide and Deep recommender system workload with the MXNet toolkit for Ubuntu systems.
To access AIXPRT CP3, click this access link and submit the brief information form unless you’ve already done so for CP2. You will then gain access to the AIXPRT community preview page. (If you’re not already a BenchmarkXPRT Development Community member, we’ll contact you with more information about your membership.)
On the community preview page, a download table displays the currently available AIXPRT CP3 test packages. Locate the operating system and toolkit you wish to test, and click the corresponding Download link. For detailed installation instructions and information on hardware and software requirements for each package, click the corresponding Readme link. Instead of providing installation guide PDFs as we did for CP2, we are now directing testers to a public GitHub repository. The repository contains the installation readmes for all the test packages, as well as a selection of alternative test configuration files. We’ll discuss the alternative configuration files in more detail in a future blog post.
Note: Those who have access to the existing AIXPRT GitHub repository will be able to access CP3 in the same way as previous versions.
We’ll continue to keep everyone up to date with AIXPRT news here in the blog. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know.