SPEC seeks MPI applications for
benchmark suite under development
WARRENTON, Va., August 29, 2005 The Standard Performance Evaluation
Corp.'s High-Performance Group (SPEC/HPG) is seeking Message Passing Interface
(MPI) applications for a new computer benchmarking suite scheduled for release
Submitters whose applications are chosen will influence future designs
of computer hardware and software using MPI. They will receive a free
MPI benchmark license and recognition on the SPEC web site and in media
The MPI benchmark will provide performance metrics that can be used to compare
different hardware architectures (SMP, NUMA, clusters) and interconnects,
processors, memory hierarchy, compilers, and MPI implementations.
MPI applications from any application area can be submitted, but SPEC prefers
programs that are considered state-of-the-art in a given field. The application
should also be portable across different hardware and software architectures.
An entry form for submissions can be found at: http://www.spec.org/mpi/submissions.html.
Submitters will also need to fill out a permission-to-use form that gives
SPEC the right to distribute the program as part of a benchmark suite. The
deadline for submissions is March 31, 2006.
SPEC (www.spec.org) is a non-profit organization that establishes,
maintains and endorses standardized benchmarks to measure the performance
of the newest generation of high-performance computers. Its membership
comprises leading computer hardware and software vendors, universities, and
research organizations worldwide. For more information, contact Dianne
Rice, SPEC, 6585 Merchant Place, Ste. 100, Warrenton, VA 20187, USA; phone:
540-349-7878; fax: 540-349-5992; e-mail: email@example.com; web: www.spec.org.
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