Intel releases open-source HPC benchmark

Tests are designed to measure the best hardware/programming model for different use cases.

Andy Patrizio

Intel has devised Velocity Bench, a benchmarking tool suite for measuring the performance of different hardware and software so developers can choose the best language and processor for their application. Benchmarks are often used for bragging rights, like the biannual Top500 supercomputer list, but they are also a necessary task of high-performance computing (HPC) as developers seek to squeeze as much performance out of their hardware as possible. Benchmarking HPC systems is not like running PCMark on your new gaming PC. There can be performance differences from one processor to the next, different languages, and the use of different compilers,

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