A conversation with Jack Dongarra (of Top500 list fame) at ISC’12 is the inspiration for a spirited discussion of whether the venerable LINPACK benchmark has outlived its usefulness. Dan accuses Henry of cursing the darkness; then they talk about what is, and isn’t, a good benchmark.

Check the Radio Free HPC website for new episodes and more great content from Rich Brueckner of insideHPCHenry Newman of Instrumental, Inc., and GCG’s Dan Olds.

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