Known Limitations of the Intel® Optimized LINPACK Benchmark

The following limitations are known for the Intel Optimized LINPACK Benchmark for Linux*:

  • Intel Optimized LINPACK Benchmark supports only OpenMP threading
  • Intel Optimized LINPACK Benchmark is threaded to effectively use multiple processors. So, in multi-processor systems, best performance will be obtained with the Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology turned off, which ensures that the operating system assigns threads to physical processors only.
  • If an incomplete data input file is given, the binaries may either hang or fault. See the sample data input files and/or the extended help for insight into creating a correct data input file.

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.

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