Benchmarks

fadedrose
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I see where they did "benchmarks" on my pc. Looked it up in Jord's glossary and it said my capabilities were being tested, or rather, my computer's.

Here's what my messages said:

10/13/2013 9:23:22 PM||Running CPU benchmarks
10/13/2013 9:23:22 PM||Suspending computation - running CPU benchmarks
10/13/2013 9:23:53 PM||Benchmark results:
10/13/2013 9:23:53 PM|| Number of CPUs: 2
10/13/2013 9:23:53 PM|| 1543 floating point MIPS (Whetstone) per CPU
10/13/2013 9:23:53 PM|| 2405 integer MIPS (Dhrystone) per CPU
10/13/2013 9:23:54 PM||Resuming computation

How did I do? This stuff is a mystery to me...

Thanks..

Neil Newell
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Benchmarks

These numbers show up on the page for each computer, your's is here and you'll see the numbers for "Measured floating point speed" and "Measured integer speed" are from the benchmark.

You can look at other peoples computers to see how you do - here's one of mine that's a lot slower.

However, these numbers bear little relation to the daily credit if the computer is using a GPU; for instance, here's a computer that's about the same spec CPU-wise but is fitted with 2 GPU's - the benchmarks are in the same ballpark but the majority of the points come from the GPU's (labelled 'Coprocessors' on the page).

ExtraTerrestrial Apes
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RE: However, these numbers

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However, these numbers bear little relation to the daily credit if the computer is using a GPU;


Correct.. but I'd go as far as saying these numbers bear little relation to actual CPU through as well. That's because it's some very simple old-age code with no relation to the actual science apps. It's been in BOINC from the beginning on, with the actual benchmarks predating BOINC.

MrS

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