NAS Parallel Benchmarks

NPB, NAS Parallel Benchmarks, is a benchmark developed by NASA for high-end computer systems. This test profile currently uses the MPI version of NPB. This test profile offers selecting the different NPB tests/problems and varying problem sizes.

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

Project Site

nas.nasa.gov

Test Created

6 December 2010

Last Updated

22 May 2021

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Processor

Average Install Time

27 Seconds

Average Run Time

2 Minutes, 31 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain + Fortran + OpenMPI

Accolades

250k+ Downloads + 5k+ Public Benchmark Results

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Test Completions **Reported Installs **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsNAS Parallel Benchmarks Popularity Statisticspts/npb2010.122011.042011.082011.122012.042012.082012.122013.042013.082013.122014.042014.082014.122015.042015.082015.122016.042016.082016.122017.042017.082017.122018.042018.082018.122019.042019.082019.122020.042020.082020.122021.0416K32K48K64K80K
* 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 15 June 2021.
EP.C13.8%BT.C11.6%CG.C8.9%LU.C15.8%FT.C11.9%MG.C12.2%SP.B10.7%EP.D15.1%Test / Class Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

pts/npb-1.4.4   [View Source]   Sat, 22 May 2021 17:40:59 GMT
Add sp.c, adjust process count per https://www.phoronix.com/forums/forum/phoronix/phoronix-test-suite/1257554-how-to-enable-verbose-output#post1257618

pts/npb-1.4.2   [View Source]   Thu, 21 Jan 2021 12:22:20 GMT
Build fix for GCC 10 gfortran/

pts/npb-1.4.1   [View Source]   Sat, 07 Mar 2020 12:22:08 GMT
Add --alow-run-as-root, ended up being missed until now.

pts/npb-1.4.0   [View Source]   Wed, 28 Aug 2019 11:43:04 GMT
Update against upstream NPB 3.4, add new test cases.

pts/npb-1.3.1   [View Source]   Tue, 15 Jan 2019 11:37:52 GMT
Update against upstream NPB 3.1.1

pts/npb-1.3.0   [View Source]   Fri, 09 Nov 2018 12:39:01 GMT
Use physical core count rather than logical cores to avoid MPI breaking on high core count systems with SMT.

pts/npb-1.2.4   [View Source]   Sat, 09 Sep 2017 10:30:50 GMT
ft.B not ft.C size

pts/npb-1.2.3   [View Source]   Sat, 09 Sep 2017 10:15:47 GMT
Update MPI handling, add some larger test sizes

pts/npb-1.2.2   [View Source]   Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:51:56 GMT
Update CFLAGS handling

pts/npb-1.2.1   [View Source]   Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:42:33 GMT
MG.B and IS.D do not build / run properly on modern systems.

pts/npb-1.2.0   [View Source]   Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:57:21 GMT
Working on new version of NPB test that makes use of some of the HPCC test profile MPI improvements and other multi-core/cluster work for better benchmarking. Seems to have MPI rank errors right now though for NPB on this build.

pts/npb-1.1.1   [View Source]   Sun, 10 Jun 2012 19:11:43 GMT
Remove tests not in MPI NPB version.

pts/npb-1.1.0   [View Source]   Sun, 10 Jun 2012 16:56:25 GMT
Switch to the MPI version of NPB benchmarks.

pts/npb-1.0.0   [View Source]   Mon, 06 Dec 2010 15:00:08 GMT
Initial import into OpenBenchmarking.org

Suites Using This Test

Multi-Core

CPU Massive

Server CPU Tests

HPC - High Performance Computing

MPI Benchmarks


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

NAS Parallel Benchmarks 3.4

Test / Class: LU.C

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 1,347 public results since 28 August 2019 with the latest data as of 14 June 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
Total Mop/s (Average)
100th
13
283293 +/- 4079
99th
9
259278 +/- 3777
99th
4
259263 +/- 18957
99th
11
259229 +/- 9788
99th
3
258284 +/- 967
99th
7
247758 +/- 3066
98th
4
236712 +/- 9928
96th
33
213344 +/- 28013
94th
5
190152 +/- 189
93rd
23
186631 +/- 7030
92nd
7
168948 +/- 2185
92nd
4
167660 +/- 17844
91st
12
156756 +/- 8251
89th
10
143387 +/- 13551
89th
7
142063 +/- 1351
88th
4
141122 +/- 742
85th
31
138294 +/- 4572
85th
10
136076 +/- 8221
84th
3
127851 +/- 400
83rd
4
124355 +/- 13115
83rd
10
120226 +/- 1192
82nd
6
115033 +/- 193
81st
7
109873 +/- 760
80th
3
107063 +/- 1376
80th
4
106715 +/- 9868
79th
8
105397 +/- 2078
79th
11
104879 +/- 4988
79th
6
104802 +/- 1776
79th
10
102859 +/- 1716
76th
6
98154 +/- 341
76th
5
95442 +/- 663
76th
14
94359 +/- 12550
Mid-Tier
75th
< 93604
75th
7
86983 +/- 544
75th
5
86919 +/- 548
73rd
4
84031 +/- 755
73rd
3
82640 +/- 3671
72nd
4
80255 +/- 10942
72nd
4
80153 +/- 756
71st
8
77999 +/- 2883
71st
5
77998 +/- 449
70th
3
75894 +/- 523
70th
6
74995 +/- 977
70th
3
74830 +/- 639
70th
6
74677 +/- 948
69th
6
74550 +/- 477
69th
6
74407 +/- 1224
61st
5
61011 +/- 137
61st
9
60677 +/- 1340
61st
5
60666 +/- 6509
60th
5
57018 +/- 360
59th
11
55588 +/- 4607
57th
3
51483 +/- 2758
57th
3
51104 +/- 350
56th
6
49295 +/- 1081
54th
17
47047 +/- 2741
53rd
7
46125 +/- 1044
Median
50th
43917
50th
5
43422 +/- 169
50th
7
43378 +/- 297
46th
4
38672 +/- 687
44th
9
33070 +/- 2808
44th
3
32232 +/- 293
43rd
7
31092 +/- 171
43rd
3
30091 +/- 2625
42nd
13
29341 +/- 2873
41st
25
27998 +/- 438
39th
10
27038 +/- 393
38th
39
26569 +/- 2494
37th
8
26493 +/- 184
37th
11
26427 +/- 201
35th
9
26045 +/- 494
34th
6
25722 +/- 630
33rd
6
25521 +/- 102
32nd
13
25378 +/- 958
31st
6
24742 +/- 400
31st
6
24385 +/- 429
30th
10
24156 +/- 1589
29th
12
23641 +/- 1186
29th
5
23632 +/- 384
28th
4
22816 +/- 225
27th
3
22338 +/- 178
26th
3
21401 +/- 1258
Low-Tier
25th
< 21383
25th
4
21065 +/- 164
25th
9
20993 +/- 570
25th
7
20899 +/- 1436
25th
7
20489 +/- 1521
24th
3
20408 +/- 2061
24th
5
20293 +/- 15
23rd
4
20196 +/- 11
23rd
3
19575 +/- 9
22nd
5
19312 +/- 1594
22nd
3
18713 +/- 124
22nd
3
18673 +/- 1491
21st
6
18050 +/- 1074
20th
4
17585 +/- 157
20th
4
17498 +/- 77
19th
13
17331 +/- 274
19th
3
17312 +/- 140
18th
6
16926 +/- 753
18th
5
16516 +/- 89
17th
8
16424 +/- 485
17th
5
16422 +/- 488
16th
6
16060 +/- 521
16th
4
16045 +/- 134
16th
12
15949 +/- 1317
15th
8
15488 +/- 114
14th
9
15278 +/- 371
14th
9
15141 +/- 17
13th
5
15114 +/- 289
12th
4
14685 +/- 86
11th
7
14164 +/- 204
11th
3
14064 +/- 172
10th
9
13170 +/- 67
9th
3
12400 +/- 224
9th
4
12253 +/- 1225
8th
3
11658 +/- 736
8th
6
11655 +/- 836
8th
7
11336 +/- 153
6th
3
9739 +/- 6
6th
4
9481 +/- 422
5th
4
8168 +/- 13
5th
5
8084 +/- 6
4th
3
7201 +/- 219
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Test / Class: LU.C1347 Results Range From 60 To 291180 Total Mop/s605883117061752923352291753499840821466445246758290641136993675759815828740593228990511048741106971165201223431281661339891398121456351514581572811631041689271747501805731863961922191980422038652096882155112213342271572329802388032446262504492562722620952679182737412795642853872912104080120160200

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (NAS Parallel Benchmarks 3.4 - Test / Class: LU.C) has an average run-time of 4 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 BenchmarkTest / Class: LU.CRun-Time20406080100Min: 1 / Avg: 3.82 / Max: 110

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.1%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsTest / Class: LU.CDeviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.11 / Max: 3

Does It Scale Well With Increasing Cores?

Yes, based on the automated analysis of the collected public benchmark data, this test / test settings does 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.

AMDIntelOpenBenchmarking.orgRelative Core Scaling To BaseNAS Parallel Benchmarks CPU Core ScalingTest / Class: LU.C468121624324864128510152025

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