Phi and Kepler Run Monte Carlo Race

September 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. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Alternatives Emerge as Linpack Loses Ground

June 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.... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Intel Xeon Phi Versus ‘Sandy Bridge’

March 5, 2013

How does the Phi coprocessor measure up to Xeon "Sandy Bridge" brand-mate? Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

A Cloud SPEC on the Horizon

June 18, 2012

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

By Robert Gelber

Chips on the Table: Sandy Bridge versus Westmere

May 8, 2012

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

By Robert Gelber

Benchmarking Effort Declares Tie Between Cloud and Native Hardware

February 3, 2011

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

By Nicole Hemsoth

Nehalem Bests Istanbul on STREAM Benchmark

June 30, 2009

The STREAM benchmark plays to one of the big strength of Intel's Nehalem architecture -- its memory performance. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Benchmark Challenge: Nehalem Versus Istanbul

June 18, 2009

Intel's Nehalem gets Linpunked. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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