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From: Martin Schulz (Martin.Schulz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-04-04 03:51:05

> Interesting - this definitely shows some of the pitfalls of
> simple performance testing. Here are my results :


> I'm not sure why my simple matrix multiplication results are
> so much slower...the others are comparable.

This could be very well a cache size issue. What processors
exactly do you compare here?

You might want to get out your favourite performance analyzer
and have a look on the L2 cache misses. Or play around with
the matrix sizes, observe the FLOP rates and try to correlate
them to the amount of memory worked on.

> In any case, the
> relative performance is obviously close enough to identical

Well, the relative performance doesn't say much unless the
reference is already close enough to the theoretical peak,
considering the underlying algorithm, processor, cache sizes,
memory bandwidth etc.


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