Re: [Rd] benchmarking R installations

From: Ludo Pagie <lpone_at_xs4all.nl>
Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2008 09:58:07 +0200 (CEST)

recently there was a post on R-help/Rd ?? with this link on benchmarking different 'number crunching packages'. They used a series of tests, although I didn't check they used all the types you mentioned. I couldn't find test code at first glance but myyebe it is available on request???

http://www.sciviews.org/benchmark/

Ludo

On Mon, 2 Jun 2008, Mark Kimpel wrote:

> Recently I posted to this list with a question about using the Intel 10.1
> compilers in building R and one response was basically, "why in the heck
> would you want to do that?" The answer is that my sysadmin believes that
> there will be a performance boost with the Intel vs. Gnu compilers on our
> Linux cluster, of which I am one of many users. Wanting to be a good citizen
> and use my machine time wisely, I'd of course like to use right tool to
> build the most efficient installation of R and associated packages. BTW, we
> got R to compile nicely using the settings at the end of this post.
>
> Looking back on previous posts, however, it seems that there is no consensus
> as to how to benchmark R. I realize such a task is not trivial, nor
> controversial, but does anyone have a set of time-consuming tasks that can
> be used to compare R installations? It would seem logical that such a
> benchmark would include sub-benchmarks on file access, interpreted intensive
> tasks, C intensive tasks, BLAS intensive tasks, etc. You developers know
> more about this than I do, but I know enough to realize that there won't be
> one simple answer. Nevertheless, I'd like to make my usage decisions on
> something rather than anedotal claims.
>
> So, does anyone know of a good benchmarking script or would be willing to
> contribute one?
>
> And here are the settings we used to compile R with Intel 10.1 compilers:
>
> ../configure --prefix=/N/u/mkimpel/R_HOME/R-patched/R-build \
> --with-system-zlib=/usr/lib64 --with-system-bzlib=/usr/lib64 \
> --with-mpi=/N/soft/linux-rhel4-x86_64/openmpi/1.2.5/intel-64 --with-tcltk \
> --with-tcl-config=/N/soft/linux-rhel4-x86_64/tcl8.4.16/lib64/tclConfig.sh \
> --with-tk-config=/N/soft/linux-rhel4-x86_64/tk8.4.16/lib64/tkConfig.sh \
> --without-x --without-readline --without-iconv \
> CC="/N/soft/linux-rhel4-x86_64/intel/cce/10.1.013/bin/icc" \
> CFLAGS="-O3 -no-prec-div -unroll" \
> F77="/N/soft/linux-rhel4-x86_64/intel/fce/10.1.013/bin/ifort" \
> FFLAGS="-O3 -no-prec-div -unroll" \
> CXX="/N/soft/linux-rhel4-x86_64/intel/cce/10.1.013/bin/icpc" \
> CXXFLAGS="-O3 -no-prec-div -unroll" \
> FC="/N/soft/linux-rhel4-x86_64/intel/fce/10.1.013/bin/ifort" \
> FCFLAGS="-O3 -no-prec-div -unroll" \
> OBJC="/N/soft/linux-rhel4-x86_64/intel/cce/10.1.013/bin/icc" \
> OBJCFLAGS="-O3 -no-prec-div -unroll" \
> --disable-R-profiling --disable-memory-profiling
> ##
> make all
> make install
>
> Mark
>
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