ARCHER Benchmarks

The ARCHER CSE service at EPCC worked with the ARCHER user community to define a set of benchmarks to help understand the performance charateristics of the ARCHER system.

The work to define these benchmarks has been published as an ARCHER white paper at:

Benchmark Performance Reports

Benchmark results repository

The benchmark details, results and analysis are all freely available in a public GitHub repository:

Other benchamrk results

This section lists results that are not yet available in the repository.

CP2K

http://www.cp2k.org

Full instructions on compiling and running the benchmark can be found in:

ARCHER Results

NodesProcesses per NodeThreads per ProcessCoresRuntime (s)
642411536636.9
1282413074332.8
256466144194.4
5124612288120.7
1024462457687.7
2048464915267.0
40962129830465.8

Cirrus Results

Cirrus is one of the EPSRC Tier-2 HPC facilities and is provided by EPCC. It is a SGI ICE XA system with 280 compute nodes. Each compute node has 2 18-core Intel Xeon (Broadwell) processors and 256 GiB RAM. Nodes are connected in by FDR Infiniband in a hypercube topology.

NodesProcesses per NodeThreads per ProcessCoresRuntime (s)
141235043812
281821008940
56662016484
112664032304
224668064207

Thanks to CP2K-UK and Iain Bethune for providing the benchmark.

OASIS3-MCT (Met Office UM/NEMO)

This benchmark case is still in preparation by NCAS.