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

14 October 2021

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Processor

Average Install Time

32 Seconds

Average Run Time

2 Minutes, 34 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain + Fortran + OpenMPI

Accolades

250k+ Downloads + 5k+ Public Benchmark Results + Recently Updated Test Profile

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Test Completions **Reported Installs **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsNAS Parallel Benchmarks Popularity Statisticspts/npb2010.122011.042011.082011.122012.042012.082012.122013.042013.082013.122014.042014.082014.122015.042015.082015.122016.042016.082016.122017.042017.082017.122018.042018.082018.122019.042019.082019.122020.042020.082020.122021.042021.0820K40K60K80K100K
* 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 16 October 2021.
IS.D5.2%EP.C12.9%BT.C11.1%CG.C9.0%LU.C14.5%FT.C11.3%MG.C11.6%SP.B10.3%EP.D14.1%Test / Class Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

pts/npb-1.4.5   [View Source]   Thu, 14 Oct 2021 14:32:39 GMT
Pull in fixes from skeevy420. Fixes: https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/phoronix-test-suite/pull/552

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 1,543 public results since 28 August 2019 with the latest data as of 18 October 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
19
284846 +/- 4149
99th
12
261099 +/- 11362
99th
12
260240 +/- 3900
99th
4
259263 +/- 18957
99th
3
258284 +/- 967
98th
7
247758 +/- 3066
97th
4
236712 +/- 9928
96th
39
211429 +/- 26038
94th
5
190152 +/- 189
92nd
7
168948 +/- 2185
91st
12
156756 +/- 8251
91st
7
156246 +/- 19023
89th
10
143387 +/- 13551
89th
10
142654 +/- 1471
87th
8
140659 +/- 747
85th
13
138839 +/- 1088
84th
11
134686 +/- 954
84th
36
134150 +/- 11287
83rd
3
127851 +/- 400
83rd
4
124355 +/- 13115
82nd
10
120226 +/- 1192
80th
3
107063 +/- 1376
80th
4
106715 +/- 9868
79th
27
105669 +/- 9107
78th
6
104802 +/- 1776
78th
10
102859 +/- 1716
78th
14
102776 +/- 6863
77th
10
101310 +/- 8810
77th
11
99969 +/- 13783
Mid-Tier
75th
< 98454
75th
11
98189 +/- 317
75th
5
95442 +/- 663
74th
14
94359 +/- 12550
73rd
7
86983 +/- 544
73rd
5
86919 +/- 548
72nd
4
84031 +/- 755
71st
3
82640 +/- 3671
71st
3
81928 +/- 9466
71st
4
80255 +/- 10942
71st
4
80153 +/- 756
70th
8
77999 +/- 2883
70th
5
77998 +/- 449
69th
5
76178 +/- 537
68th
6
74995 +/- 977
68th
3
74830 +/- 639
68th
6
74677 +/- 948
68th
6
74550 +/- 477
68th
6
74407 +/- 1224
60th
5
61011 +/- 137
60th
9
60677 +/- 1340
60th
5
60666 +/- 6509
59th
5
57018 +/- 360
58th
14
56054 +/- 4146
56th
3
51483 +/- 2758
56th
3
51104 +/- 350
55th
6
49295 +/- 1081
53rd
17
47047 +/- 2741
53rd
7
46125 +/- 1044
Median
50th
44581
49th
5
43422 +/- 169
49th
7
43378 +/- 297
46th
4
38672 +/- 687
45th
3
35402 +/- 86
44th
9
33070 +/- 2808
43rd
3
32232 +/- 293
43rd
11
30921 +/- 285
42nd
3
30091 +/- 2625
42nd
18
28810 +/- 2575
40th
29
27954 +/- 429
38th
10
27038 +/- 393
37th
39
26569 +/- 2494
37th
3
26546 +/- 551
37th
8
26493 +/- 184
36th
11
26427 +/- 201
35th
12
25980 +/- 440
34th
6
25722 +/- 630
32nd
15
25338 +/- 895
31st
9
24790 +/- 329
31st
9
24515 +/- 1511
31st
6
24385 +/- 429
29th
12
23641 +/- 1186
28th
4
22816 +/- 225
28th
14
22743 +/- 3269
27th
3
22338 +/- 178
26th
9
21723 +/- 2282
26th
3
21401 +/- 1258
Low-Tier
25th
< 21383
25th
4
21065 +/- 164
25th
13
20928 +/- 508
25th
7
20899 +/- 1436
24th
7
20489 +/- 1521
24th
3
20408 +/- 2061
24th
5
20293 +/- 15
23rd
4
20196 +/- 11
22nd
3
19575 +/- 9
22nd
5
19312 +/- 1594
21st
4
18724 +/- 103
21st
4
18227 +/- 1044
21st
6
18050 +/- 1074
21st
10
17950 +/- 864
19th
4
17585 +/- 157
19th
4
17498 +/- 77
19th
13
17331 +/- 274
19th
3
17312 +/- 140
17th
6
16926 +/- 753
17th
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
15
15186 +/- 304
14th
9
15141 +/- 17
13th
5
15114 +/- 289
12th
3
15043 +/- 58
12th
4
14685 +/- 86
11th
7
14164 +/- 204
11th
3
14064 +/- 172
10th
9
13170 +/- 67
9th
3
12400 +/- 224
8th
4
12253 +/- 1225
8th
3
11658 +/- 736
8th
6
11655 +/- 836
8th
7
11336 +/- 153
7th
3
9739 +/- 6
6th
4
9481 +/- 422
6th
4
9314 +/- 36
5th
4
8168 +/- 13
5th
8
7907 +/- 243
4th
3
7201 +/- 219
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Test / Class: LU.C1517 Results Range From 60 To 291180 Total Mop/s6058831170617529233522917534998408214664452467582906411369936757598158287405932289905110487411069711652012234312816613398913981214563515145815728116310416892717475018057318639619221919804220386520968821551122133422715723298023880324462625044925627226209526791827374127956428538729121050100150200250

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: 3.75 / 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: 0.12 / 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.C468121624324864128816243240

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