Performance Benchmarks

Dean Johnson dtj at
Fri Aug 30 12:08:16 PDT 2002

On Fri, 2002-08-30 at 12:00, Tom A Krewson wrote:
> Does anyone know of a good objective benchmark for Linux clusters running
> MPI? I have tried Linpack but failed to get the results I need. It seems
> to need tuning for each cluster which is makes it hard to be objective
> with reguards to its results. I also have used llcbench and have gotten
> some nifty graphs but nothing to compare what I have in my cluster
> objectively to other clusters. 
> How can I tell how well I am building the cluster if I don't have
> comparative benchmarks to go by?

It all depends on what you are going to use the cluster for. Asking for
a "good" cluster benchmark (or any benchmark for that matter) is like
saying "I need a good car", it requires more information to give a
meaningful answer. 


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