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MATLAB Benchmarks

MATLAB Version (R2007a)

Each of the below bench results (LU, FFT, ODE, Sparse, 2-D, 3-D) is the last line of a bench(5) command, to account for any lag in throttling processors. Each bench was run in a remote terminal, unless otherwise indicated, so the last 2 columns are immaterial. None of these bench tests were run in multithreaded mode; as described in the June 2007 Cleve's Corner, many parts of MATLAB aren't currently multithreaded and a few others (the sparse bench, for instance) actually perform slower with multithreading enabled, while most single-threaded tasks run as fast running one copy as running N copies simultaneously on an N-core machine. Given our typically large number of computing tasks and ability to run in parallel, we will usually leave MATLAB's multithreading disabled for now. Also, remember that, as per the documentation, the benchmark only compares performance of a particular Matlab version installed on different machines (tasks change with version).

Mac Pro, 2x Quad-Core 3.2GHz Intel Xeon, Mac OS X.5.2 Server

    0.1270    0.2868    0.1875    0.4961    0.2160    0.0046

TyanPSC Typhoons, 2x Quad-Core 2.66GHz Intel Xeon on each node, Platform OCS RHEL4
deere, tesla

    0.1324    0.2851    0.1938    0.4290    0.1480    0.0044   (head node)
    0.1308    0.2795    0.1481    0.3923    0.1181    0.0034   (compute node)

Mac Pro, 2x Dual-Core 3.0GHz Intel Xeon, Mac OS X.4.10

    0.1479    0.2576    0.1990    0.6584    0.2562    0.0058

Power Mac, 4x 2.5GHz PowerPC G5, Mac OS X.4.10
bell, cochrane, edison, ford, orville, wilbur

    0.1376    0.3068    0.2800    1.4812    0.4366    0.0107

Mac Mini, 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X.4.10

    0.5316    0.4718    0.3550    1.2764    0.4309    0.0106   (in terminal)
    0.5308    0.4722    0.3555    1.2817    1.0587    0.4323   (in Command Window)

Mac Pro, Dual 2.7GHz PowerPC G5, Mac OS X.4.9

    0.2324    0.3923    0.4382    1.9575    0.6346    0.0233

Thinkpad X41 Tablet, Intel Pentium M 1.50GHz, WinXP Tablet 2005 SP2

    0.8862    0.5437    0.3143    0.9704    0.5612    0.4379   (in Command Window)