The first step in the assessment of the performance of a massively parallel computer system is to measure the performance of a single processing node of the multi-node system. There exist already many good and well-established benchmarks for this purpose, notably the LINPACK benchmarks and the Livermore Loops. These are not part of the PARKBENCH suite of programs, but PARKBENCH recommends that these be used to measure single-node performance, in addition to some specific low-level measurements of its own.

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Last Modified May 14, 1996