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Performance results for two of the NAS parallel benchmarks

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2 Author(s)
David H. Bailey ; NAS Applied Research Branch, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA ; Paul O. Frederickson

Two problems from the recently published "NAS Parallel Benchmarks" have been implemented on three advanced parallel computer systems. These two benchmarks are the following: (1) an "embarrassingly parallel" Monte Carlo statistical calculation and (2) a Poisson partial differential equation solver based on three-dimensional fast Fourier transforms. The first requires virtually no interprocessor communication, while the second has a substantial communication requirement. This paper briefly describes the two problems studied, discusses the implementation schemes employed, and gives performance results on the Cray Y-MP, the Intel iPSC/860 and the Connection Machine-2.

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Supercomputing, 1991. Supercomputing '91. Proceedings of the 1991 ACM/IEEE Conference on

Date of Conference:

18-22 Nov. 1991