PARKBENCH 99 - Home Page
Welcome to the PARKBENCH (PARallel Kernels and BENCHmarks) 1999 Site.
The PARKBENCH committee, originally called the Parallel Benchmarking
Working Group, was founded at Supercomputing '92 in Minneapolis, when a
group of about 50 people interested in computer benchmarking met under
the joint initiative of Tony
Hey and Jack
Dongarra. Its objectives are:
To establish a comprehensive set of parallel benchmarks that is generally
accepted by both users and vendors of parallel systems.
To provide a focus for parallel benchmark activities and avoid unecessary
duplication of effort and proliferation of benchmarks.
To set standards for benchmarking methodology and result-reporting together
with a control database/repository for both benchmarks and the results.
To make the benchmarks and results freely available in the public domain.
Involvement in ParkBench is open without charge to all members of
the high performance computing community, and operates similarly to the
High Performance Fortran Forum.
This site hosts a new version of the PARKBENCH suite that is being developed
to simplify code compilation and execution and to produce a new output
format. This output format facilitates database loading and allows the
direct application of post-processing software, such as visualisation tools.
The new low-level Genesis benchmark codes are available at the
(The existing full release of the PARKBENCH suite (release
2.1.1) is still available from the Netlib Repository at UTK and ORNL.)
This site contains the following pages:
contain links to benchmarking and other performance related
projects at the University of Southampton.
These include the new Genesis codes, a parallel I/O benchmark suite
and links to new tools
that have been developed for post-processing PARKBENCH 99 result files.
PARKBENCH 99 benchmark results are available
A list of performnace related publications from the PDC Research Group
is available on the publications
contains links to related benchmarking efforts.
Site last updated 2 March 1999. Comments to Mark
Papiani or David Lancaster.
Parallel and Distributed Computing
Department of Electronics &
University of Southampton