Configuration for Python Benchmarks

By Robert S Cohn, Published: 09/08/2016, Last Updated: 09/08/2016

Configuration Info


  • apt/atlas: installed with apt-get, Ubuntu 16.10, python 3.5.2, numpy 1.11.0, scipy 0.17.0
  • pip/openblas: installed with pip, Ubuntu 16.10, python 3.5.2, numpy 1.11.1, scipy 0.18.0;
  • Intel Python: Intel Distribution for Python 2017


  • Xeon: Intel Xeon CPU E5-2698 v3 @ 2.30 GHz (2 sockets, 16 cores each, HT=off), 64 GB of RAM, 8 DIMMS of 8GB@2133MHz
  • Xeon Phi: Intel Intel(R) Xeon Phi(TM) CPU 7210 1.30 GHz, 96 GB of RAM, 6 DIMMS of 16GB@1200MHz

​Problem sizes


Hardware/problem size







Xeon (32 core) &

Xeon Phi (64 core)

(20k, 10k) & (10k, 20k)

(35k, 35k)

(15k, 15k)

(25k, 25k)

(40k, 40k)


Xeon (1 core)

(20k, 5k) & (5k,20k)

(20k, 20k)

(10k, 10k)

(10k, 10k)

Xeon Phi (1 core)

(20k, 300) & (300,20k)

(6k, 6k)

(4k, 4k)

(2k, 2k)



Product and Performance Information


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