About This Software
With the continuing relevance of PC-clusters, SMP-clusters and the development of chip architectures into memory hierarchies and internal parallel processing, computer architectures have become more and more complex. Parallelism and the growing capacity of memory and storage has led to an increase of the growth of today’s problems.
At present we all miss reliable system benchmarks (other than the Linpack performance used in TOP500), which support the user in rating and obtaining computer systems – especially parallel systems. Existing parallel benchmarks, like the NAS parallel benchmarks, are no longer meaningful these days. Applications, which are not numerical and yet using parallel systems, are still not covered. With the growing relevance of computing grids the situation will even become more aggravated in a few years.
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