Scientific Programming

Scientific Programming / 1992 / Article

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Volume 1 |Article ID 328793 |

David H. Bailey, "Misleading Performance Reporting in the Supercomputing Field", Scientific Programming, vol. 1, Article ID 328793, 11 pages, 1992.

Misleading Performance Reporting in the Supercomputing Field

Received26 Aug 1992
Accepted26 Oct 1992


In a previous humorous note, I outlined 12 ways in which performance figures for scientific supercomputers can be distorted. In this paper, the problem of potentially misleading performance reporting is discussed in detail. Included are some examples that have appeared in recent published scientific papers. This paper also includes some proposed guidelines for reporting performance, the adoption of which would raise the level of professionalism and reduce the level of confusion in the field of supercomputing.

Copyright © 1992 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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