my name is Florian and i have some basic questions for you about the Linpack Benchmark App. It has become a part of my responsibility at work to certify Workstation system for the Energy Star. About a week ago i received my first WS system and have to use the Linpack Suite to test it.
I originally come from Network Eng. and got moved to my new department, so please excuse my beginner questions and my english since this is not my native language.
If i understood correctly the Linpack App uses the Intel optimized librarys for the architecture to be tested. In my case its a 64bit dual xeon platform with 8GB of main memory. I have downloaded and installed the Linpack benchmark suite and executed it. It is running on a 64bit MS Windows OS. It is asking for several inputs
*leading dimensions of array
*trials to run
*number of equations to solve
*data alignment value
Could you please explain to me how to calculate these values and what they mean?
I am sorry to bother you with this most likely basic question but i would apreciate any help given.