Conference paper

Unlocking the performance of the BlueGene/L supercomputer


The BlueGene/L supercomputer is expected to deliver new levels of application performance by providing a combination of good single-node computational performance and high scalability. To achieve good single-node performance, the BlueGene/L design includes a special dual floating-point unit on each processor and the ability to use two processors per node. BlueGene/L also includes both a torus and a tree network to achieve high scalability. We demonstrate how benchmarks and applications can take advantage of these architectural features to get the most out of BlueGene/L. © 2004 IEEE.