Profile of scientific applications on HPC architectures using the DEISA Benchmark Suite

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The European HPC infrastructure is composed of a wide range of architectures. In this paper, we discuss the usage of the DEISA Benchmark Suite, a selection of widely used HPC applications in a range of scientific areas, to un- derstand and quantify the relationship between a system’s theoretical peak performance and its actual performance for the applications in the Benchmark Suite. The results show that for some applications relative performance can vary greatly between systems, underlining the fact that maintain- ing diversity in the HPC infrastructure in the future will be beneficial to scientific progress in Europe.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-39
Number of pages7
JournalComputer Science - Research and Development
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2010
EventISC'10 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 31 May 20103 Jun 2010


  • Applications benchmarks
  • Performance comparison
  • DEISA Benchmark Suite
  • DEISA2

    Kennedy, A. & Trew, A.

    EU government bodies


    Project: Research

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