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Scientific Programming
Volume 4 (1995), Issue 1, Pages 23-34

Benchmark Tests on the New IBM RISC System/6000 590 Workstation

Harvey J. Wasserman

Computer Research Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA

Received 9 January 1994; Accepted 9 August 1994

Copyright © 1995 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.


The results of benchmark tests on the superscalar IBM RISC System/6000 Model 590 are presented. A set of well-characterized Fortran benchmarks spanning a range of computational characteristics was used for the study. The data from the 590 system are compared with those from a single-processor CRAY C90 system as well as with other microprocessor-based systems, such as the Digital Equipment Corporation AXP 3000/500X and the Hewlett-Packard HP/735.