THanks for the pointer, Ian. It looks like a nice API indeed. We (at ANU) have been searching for decent graphing APIs.
I agree with Peter's analysis.
However, I think the real issue is the lack of a summary page, which we've always wanted.
We cannot expect Daniel to do that at the moment---he's at crunch (do-or-die) point for his PhD. Any one of us could have a crack at it though.
The main issue is how to meaningfully aggregate the vast pool of information. I'd love to have a single sparkline summarizing overall performance. This could be embedded in a 24hrly email, for example. Or even if there were 3 sparklines, that would be great. For example, a line which moved up and down according to the overall number of benchmarks which improved or degraded, or perhaps the number of benchmarks which were within 1 std dev of their best. A dip in this line would indicate an overall dip in performance. These are just off the top of my head. I'm sure there are better metrics, but the truth is that providing a meaningful aggregation of 30 or so time series results is not trivial.