Developer Guide


Intel Optimized LINPACK Benchmark for

Intel Optimized LINPACK Benchmark for
is a generalization of the LINPACK 1000 benchmark. It solves a dense (
*8) system of linear equations (
), measures the amount of time it takes to factor and solve the system, converts that time into a performance rate, and tests the results for accuracy. The generalization is in the number of equations (
) it can solve, which is not limited to 1000. It uses partial pivoting to assure the accuracy of the results.
Do not use this benchmark to report LINPACK 100 performance because that is a compiled-code only benchmark. This is a shared-memory (SMP) implementation which runs on a single platform. Do not confuse this benchmark with
  • Intel® Distribution for LINPACK* Benchmark, which is a distributed memory version of the same benchmark.
  • LINPACK, the library, which has been expanded upon by the LAPACK library.
Intel provides optimized versions of the LINPACK benchmarks to help you obtain high LINPACK benchmark results on your genuine Intel processor systems more easily than with the High Performance Linpack (HPL) benchmark.
Additional information on this software, as well as on other Intel® software performance products, is available at


This product includes software developed at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Innovative Computing Laboratories.
Optimization Notice
Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.
Notice revision #20110804
This notice covers the following instruction sets: SSE2, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512.

Product and Performance Information


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