International Journal of Parallel Programming

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 197–209

Large System Performance of SPEC OMP Benchmark Suites

  • Hideki Saito
  • Greg Gaertner
  • Wesley Jones
  • Rudolf Eigenmann
  • Hidetoshi Iwashita
  • Ron Lieberman
  • Matthijs van Waveren
  • Brian Whitney
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1023086618401

Cite this article as:
Saito, H., Gaertner, G., Jones, W. et al. International Journal of Parallel Programming (2003) 31: 197. doi:10.1023/A:1023086618401

Abstract

Performance characteristics of application programs on large-scale systems are often significantly different from those on smaller systems. SPEC OMP includes benchmark suites intended for measuring performance of modern shared memory parallel systems. SPEC OMPM2001 is developed for medium-scale (4- to 16-way) systems whereas SPEC OMPL2001 is developed for large-scale systems (32-way and larger). We present our experiences on benchmark development in achieving good scalability using the OpenMP API. We also analyze the published results of these benchmark suites on large systems (32-way and larger), based on application program behavior and systems' architectural features.

SPEC OMP benchmark high-performance computing performance evaluation OpenMP 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hideki Saito
    • 1
  • Greg Gaertner
    • 2
  • Wesley Jones
    • 3
  • Rudolf Eigenmann
    • 4
  • Hidetoshi Iwashita
    • 5
  • Ron Lieberman
    • 2
  • Matthijs van Waveren
    • 6
  • Brian Whitney
    • 7
  1. 1.Intel CorporationSanta Clara
  2. 2.Hewlett-Packard CorporationUSA
  3. 3.National Renewable Energy LabUSA
  4. 4.Purdue UniversityUSA
  5. 5.Fujitsu LimitedUSA
  6. 6.Fujitsu European Centre for IT LimitedFrance
  7. 7.Sun MicrosystemsUSA

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