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CCT-TR-2006-3

Title:
Cactus as Benchmarking Platform

Author(s):

John Shalf, NERSC Division, Mail Stop 50F, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory The University of California, Berkeley, CA, 94720, USA

Erik Schnetter, Center for Computation & Technology, 216 Johnston Hall Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803, USA

Gabrielle Allen, Center for Computation & Technology, 216 Johnston Hall Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803, USA

Edward Seidel, Center for Computation & Technology, 216 Johnston Hall Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803, USA

Summary:
Computational Frameworks, supporting multiple algorithms and applications with common parallel, I/O, and other computational routines, can provide an excellent substrate for application-scale benchmarks. Such benchmarks are essential for estimating the effective performance of HPC systems for the purpose of system procurement and live-long post-deployment tuning. The Cactus Computational Framework is extremely portable and its modularity supports a variety of communication substrates and numerical methods offering wide-coverage of the HPC applications domain.

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