[Beowulf] Thought that this might be of interest

Mark Hahn hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Mon Nov 6 15:42:24 EST 2006


> Is Simple Scalar(http://simplescalar.com/) good forr testing beowulf
> clusters?

but why?  simplescalar appears to be an ISA simulator, which I would guess 
would exibit a relatively small memory footprint and lots of branchy,
mostly-int code.  if that's the case, then it would make a pretty poor 
cluster tester.  HPL is a pretty decent way to test a cluster, since 
it can be configured to fill your memory, will certainly keep your FPU
warm, as well as make realistic (if not extreme) use of your interconnect.

regards, mark hahn.
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