Benchmarking the Connection Machine
by R. K. Sato and P. N. Swarztrauber,
Proceedings of the Supercomputing Conference,
Nov. 14-18,1988, Orlando, FL, Published by
the Computer Society of the IEEE, Washington, DC
The Connection Machine 2 (CM-2) made by Thinking Machines Corporation
is a massively
parallel, single instruction multiple data machine with potential
for computational rates in the range of several
billions of floating point operations per second.
A two-dimensional shallow water equations model was run on a
CM-2 to obtain a rough estimate of its performance on
atmospheric and ocean sciences problems. C* and *LISP versions were
developed and the performance of these codes on the CM-2 is compared
with the performance of a FORTRAN version run on a Cray X-MP/48.
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