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Performance and Optimizations

Performance comparison between Edison and Hopper

Edison used the same benchmark suite as Hopper, the NERSC-6 benchmark suite, to measure system performance throughout its procurement process. Instead of peak flops, NERSC uses the sustained system performance (SSP) to measure the system computational capability. Edison is 2-3 times faster than Hopper with the seven applications used for SSP. Read More »