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af95 -m64 -O5 -speed_math=10 -march=barcelona -xINTEGER (These settings enable auto-parallelization, see below)
|g95||g95 -march=opteron -ffast-math -funroll-loops -O3|
|gfortran||gfortran -march=amdfam10 -ffast-math -funroll-loops -O3|
|Intel||ifort -O3 -fast -parallel -ipo -no-prec-div (These settings enable auto-parallelization, see below)|
|Lahey||lf95 --fast -static -x -|
|PGI||pgf90 -Bstatic -V -fastsse -Munroll=n:4 -Mipa=fast,inline|
|Sun||sunf95 -fast -xtarget=native|
|All figures are Execution Times in Seconds - measured on a machine with an AMD Phenom II X4 955 processor (3.2 GHz), with 4GBytes memory, running CentOS 5.5. Each figure is the average over at least 10 runs (many more for some). Measurement error is typically <1%. Green cells highlight figures within 10% of the fastest. Red cells indicate figures which are more than 150% of the fastest.
So far as possible, we have used the compiler switches which give the best overall results. We have not attempted to tune individual benchmarks, and, in particular cases, different switch settings may give better results.
The settings used for the Intel and Absoft compilers enable autoparallelization. Autoparallelization settings are not used on any other compilers because we found that they produced no significant performance benefits on this benchmark set.
Thanks are due to Jos Bergervoet for permission to use his CAPACITA benchmark, to Quetzal Associates for permission to use their CHANNEL, FATIGUE, GAS_DYN, INDUCT, PROTEIN and RNFLOW benchmarks, to David Frank for his TEST_FPU benchmark, to Anthony Falzone for the use of MP_PROP_DESIGN, and to Ted Addison of McVehil-Monnett Associates for permission to use AERMOD, an air quality model used by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
All the benchmarks have been modified slightly to fit into our benchmarking harness.
The NF benchmark uses "nested factorization", a little known but very effective iterative linear solver for huge finite difference matrices. A paper describing nested factorization, and comparing it to other methods is available here.
Other benchmark sets:
Download Polyhedron Benchmarks