Quicksilver

Quicksilver is a proxy application that represents some elements of the Mercury workload by solving a simplified dynamic Monte Carlo particle transport problem. Quicksilver is developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and this test profile currently makes use of the OpenMP CPU threaded code path.

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

Project Site

asc.llnl.gov

Source Repository

github.com

Test Created

6 January 2024

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Processor

Average Install Time

7 Seconds

Average Run Time

14 Minutes, 48 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain

Supported Platforms


CORAL2 P232.4%CTS233.6%CORAL2 P134.0%Input Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

pts/quicksilver-1.0.0   [View Source]   Sat, 06 Jan 2024 20:33:22 GMT
Initial commit.


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Quicksilver 20230818

Input: CORAL2 P1

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 150 public results since 6 January 2024 with the latest data as of 28 February 2024.

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
Figure Of Merit (Average)
97th
4
25682500 +/- 113248
95th
4
25466667 +/- 254631
88th
5
24055333 +/- 2376133
80th
5
21321333 +/- 46702
77th
11
21270000 +/- 59123
Mid-Tier
75th
< 21250000
71st
6
19715556 +/- 1183636
65th
5
18674667 +/- 224853
59th
4
13590000 +/- 150111
57th
5
13003334 +/- 14907
53rd
3
11970000 +/- 18559
51st
3
11643333
Median
50th
11643333
47th
3
11563333 +/- 56862
47th
3
11458889 +/- 104048
45th
4
11130000
41st
4
10965000 +/- 5774
39th
3
10143333 +/- 30551
35th
4
8932834 +/- 4427
27th
3
7741111 +/- 27448
Low-Tier
25th
< 7634000
22nd
4
7336000 +/- 32332
17th
4
6745000 +/- 7257
15th
3
6703333 +/- 50342
13th
3
6082222 +/- 9957
11th
3
5598000 +/- 17349
9th
3
4905667 +/- 164385
6th
3
4287667 +/- 44658
5th
3
3945667 +/- 29297
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Input: CORAL2 P1144 Results Range From 1040000 To 28040000 Figure Of Merit104000015800002120000266000032000003740000428000048200005360000590000064400006980000752000080600008600000914000096800001022000010760000113000001184000012380000129200001346000014000000145400001508000015620000161600001670000017240000177800001832000018860000194000001994000020480000210200002156000022100000226400002318000023720000242600002480000025340000258800002642000026960000275000002804000048121620

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Quicksilver 20230818 - Input: CORAL2 P1) has an average run-time of 5 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 BenchmarkInput: CORAL2 P1Run-Time48121620Min: 2 / Avg: 4.49 / Max: 16

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 RunsInput: CORAL2 P1Deviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.07 / Max: 1

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.

IntelAMDOpenBenchmarking.orgRelative Core Scaling To BaseQuicksilver CPU Core ScalingInput: CORAL2 P1481632641.12292.24583.36874.49165.6145

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
Used by default on supported hardware.
Found on Intel processors since Sandy Bridge (2011).
Found on AMD processors since Bulldozer (2011).

 
VZEROUPPER VPERMILPD VINSERTF128 VBROADCASTSD
Used by default on supported hardware.
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Excavator (2016).

 
VPBROADCASTQ VPBROADCASTD VEXTRACTI128 VINSERTI128 VPGATHERQD VPGATHERDQ VPERM2I128 VPGATHERDD
FMA (FMA)
Used by default on supported hardware.
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Bulldozer (2011).

 
VFNMADD132SD VFNMADD231SD VFMADD132PD VFMSUB132PD VFMADD132SD VFMADD213SD VFMADD213PD VFMSUB231SD VFMSUB132SD VFMADD231PD VFMADD231SD VFNMADD231PD VFNMSUB132SD
Last automated analysis: 11 January 2024

This test profile binary relies on the shared libraries libm.so.6, libgomp.so.1, libc.so.6.

Tested CPU Architectures

This benchmark has been successfully tested on the below mentioned architectures. The CPU architectures listed is where successful OpenBenchmarking.org result uploads occurred, namely for helping to determine if a given test is compatible with various alternative CPU architectures.

CPU Architecture
Kernel Identifier
Verified On
Intel / AMD x86 64-bit
x86_64
(Many Processors)
ARMv8 64-bit
aarch64
ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 128-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-V2 72-Core, Apple M2

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