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NESC9717 SCWEB.

SCWEB, Scientific Workstation Evaluation Benchmark

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  SCWEB.
SCIENTIFIC WORKSTATION EVALUATION BENCHMARK.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
SCWEB NESC9717/01 Tested 16-JUN-1988

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NESC9717/01 Many Computers DEC VAX 11/780
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

The SCWEB (SCIENTIFIC WORKSTATION EVALUATION BENCHMARK) software includes 16 programs which are executed in a well-defined scenario to measure the following performance capabilities of a scientific workstation: implementation of FORTRAN77, processor speed, memory management, disk I/O, monitor (or display) output, scheduling of processing (multiprocessing), and scheduling of print tasks (spooling).
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION

The benchmark programs are: DK1, DK2, and DK3,  which do Fourier series fitting based on spline techniques; JC1, which checks the FORTRAN function routines which produce numerical results; JD1 and JD2, which solve dense systems of linear equations  in double- and single-precision, respectively; JD3 and JD4, which perform matrix multiplication in single- and double-precision, respectively; RB1, RB2, and RB3, which perform substantial amounts of I/O processing on files other than the input and output files; RR1, which does intense single-precision floating-point multiplication in a tight loop, RR2, which initializes a 512x512 integer matrix in a manner which skips around in the address space rather than initializing each consecutive memory cell in turn; RR3,  which writes alternating text buffers to the output file; RR4, which evaluates the timer routines and demonstrates that they conform to the specification; and RR5, which determines whether the workstation is capable of executing a 4-megabyte program.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM:
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME:
NESC9717/01
NEA-DB ran the test cases included in this package on a VAX-11/780 computer. CPU times varied between 0.8 and 130 seconds.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM:
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS:
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NESC9717/01 16-JUN-1988 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES:
NESC9717/01, included references:
- R.C. Raffenetti :
  Scientific Workstation Comparisons Using a Benchmark
  ANL/TM-415 (April 1984)
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS:
NESC9717/01
Main storage: 425K bytes.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
NESC9717/01 FORTRAN-77 + ASSEMBLER
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:
NESC9717/01
VMS V4.6 (VAX-11/780).
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS:
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

          R.C. Raffenetti
          Computing Services-Support Services Division
          Argonne National Laboratory
          9700 South Cass Avenue
          Argonne, Illinois 60439
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NESC9717/01
File name File description Records
NESC9717_01.001 Information file 98
NESC9717_01.002 SCWEB DK1 Source Fortran 1393
NESC9717_01.003 SCWEB DK2 Source Fortran 1390
NESC9717_01.004 SCWEB DK3 Source Fortran 1389
NESC9717_01.005 SCWEB JC1 Source Fortran 732
NESC9717_01.006 SCWEB JD1 Source Fortran 612
NESC9717_01.007 SCWEB JD2 Source Fortran 611
NESC9717_01.008 SCWEB JD3 Source Fortran 563
NESC9717_01.009 SCWEB JD4 Source Fortran 564
NESC9717_01.010 SCWEB RB1 Source Fortran 204
NESC9717_01.011 SCWEB RB2 Source Fortran 202
NESC9717_01.012 SCWEB RB3 Source Fortran 204
NESC9717_01.013 SCWEB RR1 Source Fortran 50
NESC9717_01.014 SCWEB RR1 Source Fortran 50
NESC9717_01.015 SCWEB RR2 Source Fortran 61
NESC9717_01.016 SCWEB RR3 Source Fortran 56
NESC9717_01.017 SCWEB RR4 Source Fortran 74
NESC9717_01.018 SCWEB RR5 Source Fortran 52
NESC9717_01.019 SCWEB DK1 Printed sample output 108
NESC9717_01.020 SCWEB DK2 Printed sample output 108
NESC9717_01.021 SCWEB DK3 Printed sample output 108
NESC9717_01.022 SCWEB JC1 Printed sample output 345
NESC9717_01.023 SCWEB JD1 Printed sample output 30
NESC9717_01.024 SCWEB JD2 Printed sample output 26
NESC9717_01.025 SCWEB JD3 Printed sample output 22
NESC9717_01.026 SCWEB JD4 Printed sample output 22
NESC9717_01.027 SCWEB DK1 Input data 181
NESC9717_01.028 SCWEB DK2 Input data 181
NESC9717_01.029 SCWEB DK3 Input data 181
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17. CATEGORIES
  • P. General Mathematical and Computing System Routines

Keywords: FORTRAN, computers, performance testing.