The NIST Sparse BLAS (v. 0.9)
Performance Studies on the IBM RS6000 Model 590
Sparse BLAS Homepage
The test matrices used in the following tests were generated
by reading sparsity patterns from Harwell-Boeing
files, and using these patterns as the block structure for a matrix
of given blocksize. The results shown are for Matrix-Vector and
Matrix-Matrix multiplications only, rather than a full DAXPY, since
we are interested in the efficiency of the sparse code.
Source code for the performance testers is
available from the authors.
The current test results are for the following matrix patterns:
The experimental parameters are blocksize and number of right-hand-sides.
We present results of testing on a Sun Sparc 20 and an IBM RS6000.
Each data point represents the average result of 4 runs with the same parameters.
IMPCOL C (137 by 137, 411 nonzeros) Ethylene plant model
WEST0156 (156 by 156, 371 nonzeros) Simple chemical plant model
GRE 115 (115 by 115, 421 nonzeros)
Performance of NIST Sparse BLAS on an IBM RS6000:
Source code for performance testers:
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