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NERSC MadBench Benchmark Performance Data

The first table lists processing rates (in GFLOPS/s) and corresponding machine efficiences. Floating-point operation counts were obtained using the NERSC IPM utility on Seaborg. Benchmark runtimes are presented in the second table. Machine names are hyperlinks to machine descriptions.

MADBench uses weak scaling of the computational grid.

All runs were conducted during normal production periods while a full workload was running. This can introduce a variability in the measurement that differs from machine to machine.

Detailed IPM Performance Counter Profiles

  • MADBench Medium:  Bassi
  • MADBench Large:  Bassi

  • MachineProcessing Rates (in GFLOPS/s) and Machine Efficiencies
    64 MPI Processes ("Medium" Case) 256 MPI Processes ("Large" Case) 1024 MPI Processes ("Extra-Large" Case)
    Seaborg 36.5 (38.0%) 133.5 (34.8%) 721.3 (47.0%)
    Jacquard 132.9 (47.2%) 479.7 (42.6%)
    Bassi 263.9 (54.3%) 852.8 (43.8%)
    Jaguar XT3 Dual-Core 204.5 (61.4%) 941.8 (70.7%) 3321 (62.4%)
    Jaguar XT4 Dual-Core 191.2 (57.5%) 961.4 (72.2%) 3461 (65.0%)
    Franklin 227.3 (68.3%) 933.3 (70.1%) 3244 (60.9%)


    MachineBenchmark RunTime (seconds)
    64 MPI Processes
    ("Medium" Case)
    256 MPI Processes
    ("Large" Case)
    1024 MPI Processes
    ("X-Large" Case)
    Seaborg 7919 s 8160 s 2944 s
    Jacquard 2172 s 2270 s -
    Bassi 1094 s 1673 s -
    Jaguar XT3 Single-Core Small Pages 1316 s 1215 s 662.3 s
    Jaguar XT3 Single-Core Large Pages 1500 s 1131 s 706.2 s
    Jaguar XT3 Dual-Core Small Pages 1411 s 1178 s 639.4 s
    Jaguar XT3 Dual-Core Large Pages 1412 s 1156 s 661.1 s
    Jaguar XT4 Single-Core Small Pages 1251 s 1103 s 632.3 s
    Jaguar XT4 Single-Core Large Pages 1267 s 1123 s 1003 s
    Jaguar XT4 Dual-Core Small Pages 1510 s 1133 s 633.1 s
    Jaguar XT4 Dual-Core Large Pages 1553 s 1120 s 613.4 s
    Franklin 1270 s 1167 s 654.5 s