I have re-organized the files related to my "stream" memory bandwidth
benchmark, and included some new results from the Cray J916 with up to
The Cray J916 machine is serial number 9003, and so should probably be
considered a production machine. It has full J916 memory subsystem, as
opposed to the previous results with only half of the banks installed.
I am referring to those previous prototype results as J98 (instead of
the J94 that was previously listed in my tables).
In the reorganized tables, I have combined the single-cpu and parallel
results into a single file to make my life easier, and I have
reformatted the tables so that they are much easier to read. I removed
the sorted tables, since they were so hard to read. If you want to
sort the results, feel free to do it yourself....
I have also included some derived metrics, like bandwidth expressed in
bytes/cycle, and "machine balance" which is the ratio of sustainable
memory bandwidth (in words/cycle) to FP performance (in FP ops/cycle).
I considered removing the old results for machines no longer available,
but I left them in for history's sake. It is very interesting to see
that most of the current cache-based machines have memory transfer
rates that are really not much faster than machines of 4-5 years ago.
More results are always welcome --- especially on high-end shared memory
machines. Right now I am most interested in:
Cray 2, Cray 3, Cray 4
NEC SX series
Convex C4 series
Fujitsu supercomputers (any)
Hitachi supercomputers (any)
-- -- John D. McCalpin email@example.com Assistant Professor, College of Marine Studies, Univ. of Delaware
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