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Author Kang, Dongsoo ♦ Park, Henry W. ♦ Suh, Jinwoo ♦ Prasanna, Viktor K. ♦ Gavali, Sharad N.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract High Performance Computing (HPC) platforms have gained widespread acceptance for meeting the computational requirements of large-scale applications. To evaluate the performance of these platforms, reasearchers have proposed various benchmarks. Some benchmarks attempt to measure the peak performance of these platforms. They employ various optimizations and performance tuning to deliver close-to-peak performance. These benchmarks showcase the full capability of the Work funded wholly by the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program CEWES Major Shared Resource Center through Programming Environment and Training (PET) supported by Contract Number DAHC 94-96C0002, and Subcontract Number NRC-CR-98-0002. Disclaimer: Views, opinions, and/or findings contained in this report are those of the authors and should not be construed as an official Department of Defense position, policy, or decision unless so designated by other official documentation. products. However, for most users, these performance measures seem to be meaningless. For endusers, the actual performance depends on a number of factors including the architecture and the compiler used. Other benchmarks attempt to measure the performance of these platforms with a set of representative algorithms for a particular scientific domain. Although useful, these benchmarks do not give the end-users a simple method for evaluating their algorithms and implementations. We take a different view of benchmarking. Our benchmarks address the actual performance available to end-users. The benchmarks allow the end-users to understand the machine characteristics, the communication environment, and the compiler features of the underlying HPC platform at a user level. Using the results of our benchmarks, we attain our goal to pr...
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Publisher Date 1999-01-01