Re: linpack benchmark
On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 7:29 PM, Stan Hoeppner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> That is incorrect. HPL exercises only the CPU/memory subsystem (mostly
> CPU). It doesn't test interconnect performance. The program "solves a
> dense system of linear equations" and that's it. It is a "show off"
> test which demonstrates maximal FP throughput of the processor.
Thanks for your time, and the link to the documentation. Now I see
there is 7 programs (tests) and I'm only interested in one, namely,
HPL, or the use of calculus (in this case a linear system, but anyone
would do the job) to estimate the FLOPS of a system.
I see it is such a rocket to kill a fly, but I think I might be able
to understand and adapt the results, as long as I get stable and
I'm finishing here. Any other doubt I'll ask in a more specialized
list, as you pointed out.
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