[Beowulf] Re: Beowulf Digest, Vol 45, Issue 28
tom.elken at qlogic.com
Thu Nov 22 19:14:20 PST 2007
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Håkon Bugge
> While I did the SPEC MPI 2007 for the Barcelona, I got the
> following projections (8 nodes, 8 cores per node) for
> * PathScale 3.0, -march=core: 5.53
> * PathScale 3.0, -march=opteron -msse3: 5.32
> * PGI 7.0-7, -tp barcelona-64 + lots of fancy switches: 4.71
> * PGI 7.0-7, -tp barcelona-64 -nomovnt -fast: 4.75 I
> didn't have much time to play with compiler options. It was
> interesting to see that the "wrong" architecture was better
> using the PathScale compiler. Further, PathScale was
> significant better than PGI 7.0-7, even though PGI had
> support for the "right" architecture.
PathScale 3.1 is now available and has a -mtune/-march=barcelona flag.
So the results for Barcelona should now be improved.
< My employer, QLogic, no longer has an association with the PathScale compiler >
> The switches used for the PathScale compiler can be found at
> the SPEC web, http://www.spec.org/mpi2007/results/res2007q4/
> The final rate (5.61) was better, due improved memory
> bandwidth (due to a better BIOS).
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