[Beowulf] Benchmarking?

daniel.kidger at quadrics.com daniel.kidger at quadrics.com
Wed Jul 28 15:04:47 PDT 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jack C [mailto:jack at crepinc.com]
> Sent: 28 July 2004 19:58
> To: Jack C
> Cc: beowulf at beowulf.org
> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Benchmarking?
> I was just told about linpack, and that it was good. And 
> apperantly there is 
> an MPI implementation thereof, but I sure can't find it... 
> the MPI standard 
> site is not very informative. :(
> Anyone know where to find that, or any other good ones?


Linpack is ubiquitous - just look for 'xhpl' in Google.
It will take you to http://www.netlib.org/benchmark/hpl/
Unfortunately this benchmark does not test all aspects of a high performance cluster. Most notably it doesn't really stress MPI, such that most high performance interconnect solutions (IBA, Myrinet, Quadrics et al. [*])  would give fairly similar performance figures.


ps. [*] yes I do work for one of those vendors

Dr. Dan Kidger, Quadrics Ltd.      daniel.kidger at quadrics.com
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