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Concluding Remarks

The contents of the PARKBENCH kernel benchmark suite should map reasonably well onto any parallel library supplied by the vendors. This will allow comparative performance measurements across different platforms using the PARKBENCH kernels but also performance comparisons to the functionally similar and highly-optimized library routines on every particular parallel system. Another advantage of the use of kernel benchmarks is that they should not involve an unreasonable amount of labour on the part of vendors.
Tue Nov 14 15:43:14 PST 1995