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

21 January 2021

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Processor

Average Install Time

38 Seconds

Average Run Time

2 Minutes, 33 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain + Fortran + OpenMPI

Accolades

200k+ Downloads + 5k+ Public Benchmark Results

Supported Platforms


Public Result UploadsTest Completions*Reported Installs*OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsNAS Parallel Benchmarks Popularity Statisticspts/npb2011.052011.092012.012012.052012.092013.012013.052013.092014.012014.052014.092015.012015.052015.092016.012016.052016.092017.012017.052017.092018.012018.052018.092019.012019.052019.092020.012020.052020.092021.012021.0515K30K45K60K75K
* 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.
Data current as of Mon, 10 May 2021 18:13:00 GMT.
EP.C13.9%BT.C11.4%CG.C8.3%LU.C16.2%FT.C12.0%MG.C12.4%SP.B10.7%EP.D15.2%Test / Class Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

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

MPI Benchmarks

HPC - High Performance Computing


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

NAS Parallel Benchmarks 3.4

Test / Class: EP.C

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 1,029 public results since 28 August 2019 with the latest data as of 11 May 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
# Matching Public Results
Total Mop/s (Average)
100th
4
9068 +/- 290
100th
3
8165 +/- 33
99th
27
7689 +/- 808
91st
7
4194 +/- 36
90th
5
3976 +/- 20
89th
9
3893 +/- 39
88th
11
3846 +/- 30
86th
6
3304 +/- 15
86th
5
3259 +/- 15
77th
4
2386 +/- 20
77th
6
2373 +/- 14
76th
5
2324 +/- 14
Mid-Tier
75th
< 2247
71st
20
1978 +/- 243
70th
4
1898 +/- 40
69th
23
1881 +/- 25
69th
9
1871 +/- 259
68th
5
1811 +/- 9
67th
13
1788 +/- 26
64th
4
1626 +/- 56
64th
4
1582 +/- 46
63rd
7
1569 +/- 8
60th
15
1463 +/- 22
60th
7
1408 +/- 9
57th
8
1363 +/- 20
56th
4
1337 +/- 70
55th
7
1193 +/- 5
54th
5
1159 +/- 6
Median
50th
1018
49th
11
1002 +/- 13
48th
6
947 +/- 14
46th
8
912 +/- 16
45th
4
885 +/- 4
45th
5
869 +/- 2
43rd
3
839 +/- 4
43rd
3
829 +/- 9
42nd
7
807 +/- 121
38th
5
707 +/- 5
36th
3
657 +/- 6
36th
4
633 +/- 14
35th
4
625 +/- 9
34th
4
606 +/- 4
33rd
3
599 +/- 45
32nd
6
585 +/- 31
32nd
7
584 +/- 9
32nd
5
580 +/- 4
31st
8
568 +/- 6
30th
4
546 +/- 38
26th
4
526 +/- 4
26th
3
524 +/- 5
Low-Tier
25th
< 519
24th
12
502 +/- 68
24th
5
502 +/- 7
23rd
3
494 +/- 3
23rd
4
482 +/- 5
22nd
3
480 +/- 5
21st
3
458 +/- 4
17th
3
367 +/- 4
13th
4
277 +/- 40
12th
3
260 +/- 1
11th
3
246 +/- 13
10th
4
233 +/- 4
6th
18
134 +/- 4
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Test / Class: EP.C1029 Results Range From 4 To 9258 Total Mop/s4190376562748934112013061492167818642050223624222608279429803166335235383724391040964282446846544840502652125398558457705956614263286514670068867072725874447630781680028188837485608746893291189304306090120150

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (NAS Parallel Benchmarks 3.4 - Test / Class: EP.C) has an average run-time of 2 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: EP.CRun-Time48121620Min: 1 / Avg: 1.4 / Max: 13

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.6%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsTest / Class: EP.CDeviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.58 / Max: 5

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: EP.C4681216243248641281122334455

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