2010 19th International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT) (2010)
Sept. 11, 2010 to Sept. 15, 2010
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Christian Bienia , Department of Computer Science, Princeton University, USA
Kai Li , Department of Computer Science, Princeton University, USA
A good benchmark suite should provide users with inputs that have multiple levels of fidelity. We present a framework that takes the novel view that benchmark inputs should be considered approximations of their original, full-sized inputs. The paper demonstrates how to use the proposed methodology to create several simulation input sets for the PARSEC benchmarks and how to quantify and measure their approximation error. We offer guidelines that PARSEC users can use to choose suitable simulation inputs for their scientific studies in a way that maximizes the accuracy of the simulation subject to a time constraint.
workload creation, benchmark suite, performance measurement, multithreading, shared-memory computers, input reduction
C. Bienia and K. Li, "Scaling of the PARSEC benchmark inputs," 2010 19th International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT), Vienna, Austria, 2010, pp. 561-562.