[Beowulf] Thought that this might be of interest

Scott Atchley atchley at myri.com
Mon Nov 6 15:09:59 EST 2006


On Nov 6, 2006, at 1:41 PM, Jeffrey B. Layton wrote:

>> Some codes are also outliers, for example Fluent on Woodcrest does
>> great, if I remember correctly.
>
> The Fluent benchmarks need to be explained. There are basically
> 9 benchmarks (small, medium, and large models). On the small
> and medium models the Woodcrest kicks butt on a single node
> (1-4 cores) mostly due to the cache size. On some of the large
> models, the Woodcrest does very well on a single node (1-4 CPUs).
> But on some of the large models, the Opteron does very well.

While benchmarking MX-10G, my contacts at Fluent said that only the  
three large models are useful these days for comparing systems (i.e.  
the small and medium datasets no longer represent what their  
customers use).

Scott

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Scott Atchley
Myricom Inc.
http://www.myri.com


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