8. Benchmarks - page 2
SuperPI has become an utility to benchmark modern systems. In August 1995, the calculation of pi with up to 4,294,960,000 decimal digits was succeeded by using a supercomputer at the University of Tokyo. The program was written by D.Takahashi and he collaborated with Dr. Y.Kanada at the computer center, the University of Tokyo.
The software offers up to 32M calculations of PI numbers. We set 8M calculations for this test:
The fact that couldn't initialize the memory divider at the 533MHz had a cost here and the Shuttle SP-45H7 was slow.
wPrime is a benchmarking application designed to use a highly multithreaded approach to calculating the square-roots of large amounts of numbers (up to 32 billion at this stage!)
Shuttle's system was fast in this test.