Events: 6th HPCG Performance List
New HPCG performance results announced at the SC16 conference in Salt Lake City, UT, USA
HPCG Performance List was announced at a BOF at SC16

The 6th HPCG Performance List was presented at SC16 on Tuesday, November 15 at 5:15 pm, during the TOP500 BOF and on Wednesday, November 16 at 5:15 pm (room 355-E) during the HPCG BOF, where additional details from vendors was presented.

The High Performance Conjugate Gradients (HPCG) Benchmark list was announced at SC16. This is the sixth list produced for a benchmark designed to complement the traditional High Performance LINPACK (HPL) benchmark used as the official metric for ranking the TOP500 systems. The first HPCG list was announced at ISC 2014 two and a half years ago, containing only 15 entries, the SC15 list had 60 and ISC’16 had 80. The current list contains more than 100 entries as HPCG continues to gain traction in the HPC community.

The SC16 list contains entries for more than half of the top 50 systems from TOP500, but exhibits a significant shuffling of the HPL rankings, indicating that HPCG features are exposing different and complementary system characteristics.

The announcement was made during a session entitled HPCG Benchmark Update took place on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 in room 355-E in Salt Lake Palace Convention Center.

The full list of November 2016 results is now available. Final set of slides presented at the session is also available.

Highlights from the 6th HPCG Performance List:

  • HPCG list of supercomputing sites now features over 100 entries, most of them from the very top of the TOP500 list.
  • More effective optimization of HPCG to K Computer put it at the top of the list.
  • Strong showing from Japan with number 1 and number 3 entries.
  • HPCG shows significant difference in rankings compared to HPL, especially for top systems.
  • Vendor optimizations illustrate adaptability of HPCG and they inform similar adaptations for important applications.

BOF Presenters:

  1. Mike Heroux, HPCG Update: SC'16
  2. Massimiliano Fatica, Update on the CUDA Implementation of the HPCG Benchmark
  3. Jongsoo Park, HPCG on Intel Xeon Phi 2nd Generation, Knights Landing
  4. Kiyoshi Kumahata, HPCG Performance Improvement on the K computer ~short introduction~
  5. Bob Ciotti, HPCG Pleiades
  6. Peter Kogge, HPCG Architectures and Performance

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