Download the PDF: HPL using Intel MPI
This is a step by step procedure of how to run the High Performance Linpack (HPL)benchmark on a Linux cluster using Intel-MPI. This was done on a Linux cluster of 128 nodes running Intel’s Nehalem processor 2.93 MHz with 12GB of RAM on each node. The operating system that was used is RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.3. The interconnectivity between the nodes was via Infiniband 4x-DDR using the standard RedHat EL 5.3 drivers.
You can also use a simple PHP web tool to enter you system specs and it will suggest for you optimal input parameters for your HPL file before running the benchmark on the cluster.
Download the HPL tool from SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/hpl-calculator/