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Benchmarking Activities

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Blind submission of SPEC OMP2012 Kit 21 result on the SPEC web site

Indiana University is one of the first four SPEC HPG members who made blind submission of SPEC OMP2012 Kit 21 result. The benchmarking was conducted by the SciAPT group on Mason. The result is available on the SPEC OMP2012 web site.

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SciAPT evaluating newly released HP Proliant DL585 G7 server

SciAPT is currently involved in evaluating a newly released HP Proliant DL585 G7 server. This single node system features four AMD Opteron™ Model 6282 SE 2.6 GHz 105W processors and 128 GB memory. Three benchmarking suites including HPCC, SPEC OMP2001, and SPEC MPI2007 will be tested on this system.

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SciAPT evaluating newly released Intel system

SciAPT is currently involved in evaluating a newly released Intel system named Romley. This single node system features two Intel Xeon 8-core E5-2680 2.70 GHz 130W processors, 8.00 GT/s QuickPath Interconnect (QPI), 64 GB memory. Three benchmarking suites including HPCC, SPEC OMP2001, and SPEC MPI2007 will be tested on this system.

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Technical report of benchmarking Mason available at IU scholarworks

A technical report of Mason benchmarking results and analysis is available at the IUScholarWorks repository. The report includes results of the HPCC benchmarking suite, SPEC OMP2001 suite, and SPEC MPI2007 suite.

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HPCC results published on the web site of UTK Innovative Computing Laboratory

SciAPT conducted benchmarking of HPCC extensively on Mason. A set of result on various numbers of node (including one, two, four, eight, and sixteen nodes) has been published on the UTK Innovative Computing Laboratory (ICL) web site.

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SPECMPI2007 results published on the SPEC web site

SciAPT conducted benchmarking of SPECMPI2007 on Mason, and the results are published on the SPECMPI web site. The results include two parts, with varying numbers of cores. One set of results is for medium data. The other is for the large data.

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SPECOMP2001 results published on the SPEC web site

SciAPT conducted benchmarking of SPECOMP2001 on Mason and the results are published on the SPEC web site. The results include two parts. One is for the medium data set, while the other for the large data set.

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Benchmarking new cluster system

Mason is a new cluster system which aims to conquer problems having very large memory demand. The system features four 8-core sockets and large memory (512 GB) on each node. SciAPT is currently conducting benchmarking with different suites including HPCC, SPECOMP2001, and SPECMPI20007.

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Benchmarking IBM iDataPlex Systems

One of the responsibilities of the SciAPT group is performance evaluation of new systems. Recently, IU has acquired several systems and SciAPT is actively involved in performance analysis on these new systems. Recently completed was a comparison of the performance of an IBM iDataPlex cluster using Linux or Windows HPC server operating systems. The HPLinpack benchmark (Used to determine Top500 computers) achieved approximately 80% of theoretical maximum performance under both operating systems. The commercial benchmark SPEC MPI2007 was also run and the results have been published here. Other benchmarks, provided by the National Science Foundation for acceptance testing were also run. Overall, performance was found to be similar when the system used Linux or Windows HPC server as its operating system. Results of individual benchmark components were mixed, sometimes Linux outperformed Windows HPC, sometimes not. The published SPEC results are typical of the outcome of this analysis.
 
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Benchmarking an HS22 blade

The SciAPT group completed benchmarking of an Intel 5570 (Nehalem) based HS22 blade. The results of the SPEC OMP2001 benchmark suite for the medium and large datasets have been published. Other applications used by IU researchers were also tested.