Caffe

This is a benchmark of the Caffe deep learning framework and currently supports the AlexNet and Googlenet model and execution on both CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs.

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark caffe.

Test Created

14 November 2015

Last Updated

26 September 2020

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

System

Average Install Time

31 Seconds

Average Run Time

2 Minutes, 1 Second

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain + CMake + Python + BLAS (Basic Linear Algebra Sub-Routine) + C++ Boost + Linear Algebra Pack + Snappy Compression + GFlags + OpenCV + HDF5

Accolades

100k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsCaffe AlexNet Popularity Statisticspts/caffe2015.112016.012016.032016.072016.092016.112017.012017.032017.052017.072017.092017.112018.012018.032018.052018.072018.092018.112019.012019.032019.052019.092020.012020.072020.102020.122021.022021.042021.062021.082K4K6K8K10K
* Uploading of benchmark result data to OpenBenchmarking.org is always optional (opt-in) via the Phoronix Test Suite for users wishing to share their results publicly.
** Data based on those opting to upload their test results to OpenBenchmarking.org and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting while running benchmarks from an Internet-connected platform.
*** Test profile page view reporting began March 2021.
Data current as of 22 September 2021.
GoogleNet48.2%AlexNet51.8%Model Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org
NVIDIA CUDA 16.1%CPU83.9%Acceleration Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org
20045.7%100011.3%10043.0%Iterations Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

pts/caffe-1.5.0   [View Source]   Sat, 26 Sep 2020 21:35:45 GMT
Overhaul Caffe test profile with latest Git snapshot, switch to CMake build system, clean up test options, etc.

pts/caffe-1.4.0   [View Source]   Sat, 29 Dec 2018 11:15:41 GMT
Update Caffe to latest Git snapshot to hopefully workaround build problems on newer distros.

pts/caffe-1.3.3   [View Source]   Sun, 01 Apr 2018 18:50:19 GMT
Basic fix for OpenCV 3.4.

pts/caffe-1.3.2   [View Source]   Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:07:36 GMT
Fix for OpenCV 3.2.

pts/caffe-1.3.1   [View Source]   Wed, 28 Dec 2016 20:36:42 GMT
Don't show title string of "Caffe AlexNet" but "Caffe" with recent test profile versions supporting more than just AlexNet.

pts/caffe-1.3.0   [View Source]   Wed, 28 Dec 2016 20:34:27 GMT
Update to latest Git snapshot to fix OpenCV compatibility.

pts/caffe-1.2.0   [View Source]   Mon, 15 Aug 2016 16:11:16 GMT
Add Googlenet support, decrease CPU only iteration count.

pts/caffe-1.1.1   [View Source]   Sun, 12 Jun 2016 18:32:44 GMT
Add OpenCV and OpenBLAS support.

pts/caffe-1.1.0   [View Source]   Sat, 11 Jun 2016 19:32:55 GMT
Update

pts/caffe-1.0.0   [View Source]   Sat, 14 Nov 2015 15:29:45 GMT
Initial commit of Caffe deep learning framework and with this benchmark using the AlexNet model for benchmarking.

Suites Using This Test

Machine Learning

HPC - High Performance Computing

NVIDIA GPU Compute


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Caffe 2020-02-13

Model: AlexNet - Acceleration: CPU - Iterations: 200

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 597 public results since 26 September 2020 with the latest data as of 29 August 2021.

Below is an overview of the generalized performance for components where there is sufficient statistically significant data based upon user-uploaded results. It is important to keep in mind particularly in the Linux/open-source space there can be vastly different OS configurations, with this overview intended to offer just general guidance as to the performance expectations.

Component
Percentile Rank
# Compatible Public Results
Milli-Seconds (Average)
100th
3
62602 +/- 247
99th
3
64228 +/- 734
99th
7
64307 +/- 2674
98th
4
67800 +/- 662
97th
3
69547 +/- 56
96th
6
71348 +/- 324
95th
8
73630 +/- 669
93rd
3
74271 +/- 70
91st
3
75950 +/- 410
90th
15
77504 +/- 1422
88th
6
79908 +/- 403
87th
3
80617 +/- 1285
86th
13
81152 +/- 291
85th
7
81625 +/- 11296
84th
3
81752 +/- 84
83rd
4
88529 +/- 1791
82nd
3
89443 +/- 1333
82nd
7
89567 +/- 74
80th
3
93163 +/- 855
80th
3
93847 +/- 217
78th
3
96087 +/- 128
76th
7
99795 +/- 4962
76th
3
101069 +/- 677
Mid-Tier
75th
> 101598
75th
5
102063 +/- 2080
73rd
6
104489 +/- 1237
73rd
3
104686 +/- 556
73rd
3
105259 +/- 2634
69th
8
107223 +/- 4085
69th
3
107769 +/- 480
68th
6
108091 +/- 813
67th
5
108205 +/- 787
67th
5
108370 +/- 296
67th
3
108482 +/- 201
62nd
6
112603 +/- 604
61st
4
114228 +/- 1992
61st
3
114458 +/- 524
61st
3
114831 +/- 794
60th
6
116644 +/- 8097
59th
3
116913 +/- 876
59th
3
117435 +/- 102
58th
3
117632 +/- 405
57th
3
118247 +/- 227
57th
3
119073 +/- 2776
56th
4
119687 +/- 404
56th
3
120083 +/- 702
56th
3
120153 +/- 202
54th
3
120562 +/- 155
53rd
3
121645 +/- 146
52nd
3
121796 +/- 124
51st
3
122885 +/- 956
51st
6
123132 +/- 2195
Median
50th
123652
49th
10
125387 +/- 2866
49th
10
126334 +/- 2828
48th
7
126960 +/- 8050
46th
3
128586 +/- 802
44th
7
129971 +/- 285
44th
6
130377 +/- 1800
43rd
3
130901 +/- 185
41st
3
133822 +/- 48
40th
3
134387 +/- 694
39th
3
137302 +/- 134
37th
14
139688 +/- 1120
35th
13
142703 +/- 4586
35th
3
142973 +/- 424
34th
3
143622 +/- 167
31st
10
149988 +/- 3124
28th
9
151039 +/- 1095
26th
10
151623 +/- 299
Low-Tier
25th
> 151858
25th
10
152268 +/- 2920
25th
10
152465 +/- 20877
24th
10
153144 +/- 3125
20th
8
157338 +/- 3321
19th
3
158865 +/- 409
19th
10
159527 +/- 19353
19th
8
160293 +/- 3276
18th
7
161676 +/- 9590
18th
10
162384 +/- 12424
16th
10
166472 +/- 3205
9th
10
177498 +/- 5017
8th
3
193058 +/- 6247
8th
3
203286 +/- 3004
7th
4
204085 +/- 1020
6th
4
209788 +/- 545
5th
4
214117 +/- 1527
3rd
3
224315 +/- 647
2nd
3
244159 +/- 8571
2nd
3
248715 +/- 4600
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Model: AlexNet - Acceleration: CPU - Iterations: 200597 Results Range From 56145 To 1296100 Milli-Seconds56145809451057451305451553451801452049452297452545452793453041453289453537453785454033454281454529454777455025455273455521455769456017456265456513456761457009457257457505457753458001458249458497458745458993459241459489459737459985451023345104814510729451097745112254511473451172145119694512217451246545127134512961454080120160200

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Caffe 2020-02-13 - Model: AlexNet - Acceleration: CPU - Iterations: 200) has an average run-time of 7 minutes. By default this test profile is set to run at least 3 times but may increase if the standard deviation exceeds pre-defined defaults or other calculations deem additional runs necessary for greater statistical accuracy of the result.

OpenBenchmarking.orgMinutesTime Required To Complete BenchmarkModel: AlexNet - Acceleration: CPU - Iterations: 200Run-Time612182430Min: 1 / Avg: 7.14 / Max: 28

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.3%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsModel: AlexNet - Acceleration: CPU - Iterations: 200Deviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.28 / Max: 4

Does It Scale Well With Increasing Cores?

No, based on the automated analysis of the collected public benchmark data, this test / test settings does not generally scale well with increasing CPU core counts. Data based on publicly available results for this test / test settings, separated by vendor, result divided by the reference CPU clock speed, grouped by matching physical CPU core count, and normalized against the smallest core count tested from each vendor for each CPU having a sufficient number of test samples and statistically significant data.

IntelAMDOpenBenchmarking.orgRelative Core Scaling To BaseCaffe AlexNet CPU Core ScalingModel: AlexNet - Acceleration: CPU - Iterations: 200468121618243248641280.42080.84161.26241.68322.104

Notable Instruction Set Usage

Notable instruction set extensions supported by this test, based on an automatic analysis by the Phoronix Test Suite / OpenBenchmarking.org analytics engine.

Instruction Set
Support
Instructions Detected
SSE2 (SSE2)
Used by default on supported hardware.
 
PUNPCKLQDQ MOVDQA MOVDQU CVTSS2SD MOVD ADDSD DIVSD CVTTSD2SI MOVUPD CVTPS2PD CVTPD2PS CVTSD2SS PSHUFD XORPD SHUFPD SUBSD MULSD CVTSI2SD MOVAPD UCOMISD UNPCKLPD CVTDQ2PS COMISD CVTDQ2PD SQRTSD ANDPD ANDNPD CMPNLESD ORPD DIVPD MULPD MINSD MINPD MAXPD MAXSD CMPLTPD ADDPD CMPLTSD MOVHPD SUBPD MOVLPD UNPCKHPD PMULUDQ PSRLDQ
Requires passing a supported compiler/build flag (verified with targets: sandybridge, skylake, tigerlake, cascadelake, sapphirerapids, alderlake, znver2, znver3).
Found on Intel processors since Sandy Bridge (2011).
Found on AMD processors since Bulldozer (2011).

 
VZEROUPPER VINSERTF128 VEXTRACTF128 VPERM2F128 VPERMILPS VPERMILPD VBROADCASTSS VBROADCASTSD VMASKMOVPS
Requires passing a supported compiler/build flag (verified with targets: skylake, tigerlake, cascadelake, sapphirerapids, alderlake, znver2, znver3).
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Excavator (2016).

 
VPERM2I128 VPERMD VPERMPD VPBROADCASTQ VPBROADCASTD VPERMQ VGATHERQPS VEXTRACTI128 VPMASKMOVD VINSERTI128 VPGATHERDD VPBROADCASTW
FMA (FMA)
Requires passing a supported compiler/build flag (verified with targets: skylake, tigerlake, cascadelake, sapphirerapids, alderlake, znver2, znver3).
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Bulldozer (2011).

 
VFMADD132SS VFMADD132SD VFMSUB213PS VFMSUB132SS VFMSUB213PD VFMSUB132SD VFNMADD213SD VFNMADD213SS VFMADD231SS VFNMADD231SS VFMADD213SS VFNMADD132SS VFMADD231SD VFNMADD132SD VFMADD213SD VFMADD132PS VFMADD132PD VFNMADD132PD VFNMADD213PD VFNMADD132PS VFNMADD213PS VFMSUB231SD VFNMADD231SD VFMADD231PD
The test / benchmark does honor compiler flag changes.
Last automated analysis: 30 January 2021

This test profile binary relies on the shared libraries libcaffe.so.1.0.0, libglog.so.0, libgflags.so.2.2, libprotobuf.so.23, libpthread.so.0, libsz.so.2, libz.so.1, libdl.so.2, libm.so.6, liblmdb.so.0, libopenblas.so.0, libc.so.6, libunwind.so.8, libaec.so.0, libgfortran.so.5, liblzma.so.5, libquadmath.so.0.

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