Intel HPC Benchmarking
Benchmarking is a crucial part of purchasing decisions for buyers of high-performance computing (HPC) systems. Paresh Pattani, Director of HPC and Workstation Applications, Intel says it’s crucial to test systems with real-world software application workloads, rather than relying on standardized benchmarking. In this podcast, Pattani outlines the most important criteria to use when testing high-performance computing systems, and also which tests not to rely on solely, such as SpecFP rate. Pattani explains how Intel’s new Xeon 5400 platform and chipset performed in benchmark testing.