[CentOS] CPU benchmarking tools

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Thu Nov 13 17:51:56 UTC 2008

Tom Brown wrote:
>> measure your application performance. anything else is BS.
> well not really as we have different CPU's from Intel and AMD and we 
> want to see how these benchmark without benchmarking the apps(s) as 
> apps are many and benchmarking them all against all the apps is not 
> possible. 

In this month's IEEE Spectrum magazine there is an interesting study on 
multi core CPUs and 'intensive computing' done at Sandia labs Seems like 
with the current data bus architecture, 8 core is the max for data 
access intensive applications like data mining. So I am thinking that if 
you need to move lots of data for your applications, the CPU is not the 
limiter, it is how the system moves data into and out of the CPU(s) that 
needs to be considered.

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