# The LINPACK Benchmark: past, present and future

@article{Dongarra2003TheLB, title={The LINPACK Benchmark: past, present and future}, author={Jack J. Dongarra and Piotr Luszczek and Antoine Petitet}, journal={Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience}, year={2003}, volume={15} }

This paper describes the LINPACK Benchmark and some of its variations commonly used to assess the performance of computer systems. Aside from the LINPACK Benchmark suite, the TOP500 and the HPL codes are presented. The latter is frequently used to obtained results for TOP500 submissions. Information is also given on how to interpret the results of the benchmark and how the results fit into the performance evaluation process. Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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