Misleading Performance Reporting in the Supercomputing Field

TitleMisleading Performance Reporting in the Supercomputing Field
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsBailey, DH
JournalSci. Program.
Date Published04/1992

In a previous humorous note, I outlined 12 ways in which performance figures for scientific supercomputers can be distorted. In this paper, the problem of potentially misleading performance reporting is discussed in detail. Included are some examples that have appeared in recent published scientific papers. This paper also includes some proposed guidelines for reporting performance, the adoption of which would raise the level of professionalism and reduce the level of confusion in the field of supercomputing.

Reprint EditionAvailable as RNR Technical Report RNR-92-005 at http://crd-legacy.lbl.gov/~dhbailey/dhbpapers/mislead.pdf
Refereed DesignationRefereed