The Design of a Scalable, Fixed-Time Computer Benchmark

  title={The Design of a Scalable, Fixed-Time Computer Benchmark},
  author={John L. Gustafson and Diane T. Rover and Stephen Elbert and Michael Carter},
  journal={J. Parallel Distrib. Comput.},
By using the principle offied-time benchmarking, it is possible to compare a wide range of computers, from a small personal computer to the most powerful parallel supercomputer, on a single scale. Fixed-time benchmarks promise greater longevity than those based on a particular problem size and are more appropriate for “grand challenge” capability comparison. We present the design of a benchmark, SLALOM, that adjusts automatically to the computing power available and corrects several… CONTINUE READING
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