Intel 5600 Series "Westmere EP" Xeons
Posted on: 03/16/2010 08:27 PM

FlamMap FSPRO Bench

FlamMap is a fire behavior mapping and analysis program that computes potential fire behavior characteristics (spread rate, flame length, fireline intensity, etc.) over an entire FARSITE landscape for constant weather and fuel moisture conditions.

The software models forest fire. Basically, the program calculates fire behavior for multiple weather scenarios based on historic weather observations, then runs a Monte Carlo simulation of an existing fire to get burn probabilities across a landscape.

FlamMap FSPRO Bench - Westmere

When I told the FlamMap developer about these scores, he was pretty seriously impressed. You can see that the Westmere Xeons beat the Nehalem Xeons pretty handily.

FlamMap FSPRO Bench Power - Usage and PPW

FlamMap FSPRO Bench Power Usage - Westmere

FlamMap FSPRo Bench PPW - Westmere

Matrix Multiply v3.5

This Matrix Multiplication benchmark computes the product of 2 square matrices of the same dimension. It can achieve near theoretical peak performance, even on modern processors. It is a key operation for realizing high performance in many of the standard tasks done in scientific computing. This includes solving large dense systems of linear equations (as in the Linpack Benchmark), and QR factorizations (to solve least square problems). Solving large dense linear systems is a key component for electro-magnetic simulations used in stealth design applications. The computation is done by the dgemm subroutine in the Intel Math Kernel Library (MKL).

The default workloads are square matrices of size 5000 to 15000 by steps of 5000. By default each multiplication is run 2 times and the average value is reported.

Matrix Multiply - Westmere

Nothing really ground breaking here. More of the same from the X5680s.

Matrix Multiply v3.5 Power - Usage and PPW

Matrix Multiply Power Usage - Westmere

Matrix Multiply PPW - Westmere

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