MACHINE | TEST | CPU TIME IN SECONDS |

Thinkpad, Pentium-120 | Mandelbrot Set | 23 |

Thinkpad, Pentium-120 | Large Matrix Multiplication | 3269 |

Thinkpad, Pentium-120 | Ideal Bootstrap | 0.43 |

M40, Risc6000 | Mandelbrot Set | 35 |

M40, Risc6000 | Large Matrix Multiplication | 1755 |

M40, Risc6000 | Ideal Bootstrap | 0.62 |

Three benchmark computations are described and code is available below. The first two were given by Eddy (1991). The last one is my own.

The Mandelbrot set is computed with a 512 by 512 pixel resolution. See mset.for.

Two random matrices of order 1024 by 1024 are multiplied. Over one billion floating point multiplications and additions plus extensive array indexing. See matmul.for.

We solve Problem 6.10 of Hastie & Tibshirani (1993). See prob610.for.

Eddy W.F. (1990), The DECstation 3100 - UNIX for Power
Users. Chance, Volume 3, Number 2, pp.42-47 | |

Efron, B. & Tibshirani, R. (1993), Introduction
to the Bootstrap. Chapman and Hall. |