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Benchmarking & Workload Characterization

NERSC assess available HPC system solutions using a combination of application benchmarks and microbenchmarks.  By understanding the requirements of the NERSC workload we drive changes in computing architecture that will result in better HPC system architectures for scientific computing in future generation machines.

Hopper Workload Analysis

As part of the NERSC-8 procurement, NERSC conducted a workload analysis on the Hopper system analyzing application and algorithm breakdown, library usage, job size, as well as memory and threading usage.

NERSC-6 Benchmarks

The NERSC-6 application benchmarks were used in the acquisition process that resulted in the NERSC Cray XE6 ("Hopper") system. Read More »