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Scientific Programming
Volume 4, Issue 4, Pages 219-227
Short Communication

The Graphical Benchmark Information Service

Mark Papiani, Anthony J. G. Hey, and Roger W. Hockney

Department of Electronics and Computer Science, The University of Southampton, Southampton, S017 1BJ, UK

Received 16 February 1995; Accepted 16 May 1995

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.


Unlike single-processor benchmarks, multiprocessor benchmarks can yield tens of numbers for each benchmark on each computer, as factors such as the number of processors and problem size are varied. A graphical display of performance surfaces therefore provides a satisfactory way of comparing results. The University of Southampton has developed the Graphical Benchmark Information Service (GBIS) on the World Wide Web (WWW) to display interactively graphs of user-selected benchmark results from the GENESIS and PARKBENCH benchmark suites.