OpenMP Shared Memory Parallel Programming

Volume 2104 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 1-10


SPEComp: A New Benchmark Suite for Measuring Parallel Computer Performance

  • Vishal AslotAffiliated withPurdue University
  • , Max DomeikaAffiliated withIntel Corp.
  • , Rudolf EigenmannAffiliated withPurdue University
  • , Greg GaertnerAffiliated withCompaq Computer Corp.
  • , Wesley B. JonesAffiliated withSilicon Graphics Inc.
  • , Bodo ParadyAffiliated withSun Microsystems

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We present a new benchmark suite for parallel computers. SPEComp targets mid-size parallel servers. It includes a number of science/engineering and data processing applications. Parallelism is expressed in the OpenMP API. The suite includes two data sets, Medium and Large, of approximately 1.6 and 4 GB in size. Our overview also describes the organization developing SPEComp, issues in creating OpenMP parallel benchmarks, the benchmarking methodology underlying SPEComp, and basic performance characteristics.