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Phi and Kepler Run Monte Carlo Race

Sep 18, 2013 |

This week we spoke with Jörg Lotze, CTO and cofounder of financial services-driven software firm, Xcelerit, about benchmarking accelerators, coprocessors, and multicore architectures with specific emphasis on how GPUs stack up against Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. Lotze discussed the challenges and opportunities of each in the context of real-world Monte Carlo examples.

Alternatives Emerge as Linpack Loses Ground

Jun 18, 2013 |

Today at the International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzing, Germany, Jack Dongarra presented on a proposed benchmark that could carry a bit more weight than its older Linpack companion. The high performance conjugate gradient (HPCG) concept takes into account new architectures for new applications, while shedding the floating point….

Intel Xeon Phi Versus ‘Sandy Bridge’

Mar 5, 2013 |

How does the Phi coprocessor measure up to Xeon “Sandy Bridge” brand-mate?

A Cloud SPEC on the Horizon

Jun 18, 2012 |

The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) has formed a working group to define cloud benchmark methodologies.

Chips on the Table: Sandy Bridge versus Westmere

May 8, 2012 |

Newest Intel Xeon chip proves its worth for artithmetic-heavy codes.

Benchmarking Effort Declares Tie Between Cloud and Native Hardware

Feb 3, 2011 |

A recent effort led by Cycle Computing based on the SHOC benchmark revealed equal performance between GPU-accelerated cloud and native hardware.

Nehalem Bests Istanbul on STREAM Benchmark

Jun 30, 2009 |

The STREAM benchmark plays to one of the big strength of Intel’s Nehalem architecture — its memory performance.

Benchmark Challenge: Nehalem Versus Istanbul

Jun 18, 2009 |

Intel’s Nehalem gets Linpunked.