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A Quick Primer on HPC Benchmarking

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October 14, 2009, 8:50 am

Doug Eadline posted a quick primer on HPC benchmarking over at HPCCommunity.org a while ago that thought was helpful

Benchmarking any computer is always useful, but it is not quite as simple as running a few programs and reporting some numbers. Indeed, benchmarking is an art that requires some diligence and attention to detail. To be effective, one must have clear goals and objectives in mind. In addition, interpretation of results must be done within the context of the benchmark. In this article will take a look at this process and how benchmarks can be used to aid system administration without trying to win contests...

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