CPU2006 Flag Description
Huawei Huawei CH242 v3

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Base Compiler Invocation

C benchmarks

C++ benchmarks


Peak Compiler Invocation

C benchmarks (except as noted below)

400.perlbench

445.gobmk

464.h264ref

C++ benchmarks (except as noted below)

473.astar


Base Portability Flags

400.perlbench

401.bzip2

403.gcc

429.mcf

445.gobmk

456.hmmer

458.sjeng

462.libquantum

464.h264ref

471.omnetpp

473.astar

483.xalancbmk


Peak Portability Flags

400.perlbench

401.bzip2

403.gcc

429.mcf

456.hmmer

458.sjeng

462.libquantum

473.astar

483.xalancbmk


Base Optimization Flags

C benchmarks

C++ benchmarks


Peak Optimization Flags

C benchmarks

400.perlbench

401.bzip2

403.gcc

429.mcf

445.gobmk

456.hmmer

458.sjeng

462.libquantum

464.h264ref

C++ benchmarks

471.omnetpp

473.astar

483.xalancbmk


Base Other Flags

C benchmarks

403.gcc


Peak Other Flags

C benchmarks

403.gcc


Implicitly Included Flags

This section contains descriptions of flags that were included implicitly by other flags, but which do not have a permanent home at SPEC.


Commands and Options Used to Submit Benchmark Runs

submit= MYMASK=`printf '0x%x' $((1<<$SPECCOPYNUM))`; /usr/bin/taskset $MYMASK $command
When running multiple copies of benchmarks, the SPEC config file feature submit is used to cause individual jobs to be bound to specific processors. This specific submit command, using taskset, is used for Linux64 systems without numactl.
Here is a brief guide to understanding the specific command which will be found in the config file:
submit= numactl --localalloc --physcpubind=$SPECCOPYNUM $command
When running multiple copies of benchmarks, the SPEC config file feature submit is used to cause individual jobs to be bound to specific processors. This specific submit command is used for Linux64 systems with support for numactl.
Here is a brief guide to understanding the specific command which will be found in the config file:

Shell, Environment, and Other Software Settings

numactl --interleave=all "runspec command"
Launching a process with numactl --interleave=all sets the memory interleave policy so that memory will be allocated using round robin on nodes. When memory cannot be allocated on the current interleave target fall back to other nodes.
KMP_STACKSIZE
Specify stack size to be allocated for each thread.
KMP_AFFINITY=[<modifier>,...]<type>[,<permute>][,<offset>]
The value for the environment variable KMP_AFFINITY affects how the threads from an auto-parallelized program are scheduled across processors.
The "<modifier>" argument can be used to set the granularity level of thread scheduling.
The "<type>" argument is used to indicate the thread affinity to use.
The permute and offset argument can be set to 0 or 1.

If you set the number of threads to be equal to the number of cores, specifying KMP_AFFINITY=granularity=fine,scatter will spread the threads evenly across sockets, with one thread per physical core.

OMP_NUM_THREADS
Sets the maximum number of threads to use for OpenMP* parallel regions if no other value is specified in the application. This environment variable applies to both -openmp and -parallel (Linux and Mac OS X) or /Qopenmp and /Qparallel (Windows). Example syntax on a Linux system with 8 cores: export OMP_NUM_THREADS=8
Set stack size to unlimited
The command "ulimit -s unlimited" is used to set the stack size limit to unlimited.
Free the file system page cache
The command "echo 1> /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches" is used to free up the filesystem page cache.

Red Hat Specific features

Transparent Huge Pages
On RedHat EL 6 and later, Transparent Hugepages increase the memory page size from 4 kilobytes to 2 megabytes. Transparent Hugepages provide significant performance advantages on systems with highly contended resources and large memory workloads. If memory utilization is too high or memory is badly fragmented which prevents hugepages being allocated, the kernel will assign smaller 4k pages instead.
Hugepages are used by default unless the /sys/kernel/mm/redhat_transparent_hugepage/enabled field is changed from its RedHat EL6 default of 'always'.

Operating System Tuning Parameters

Install only the relevant files

Select only test related files when installing the operating system,So that many services are not installed, this will reduce the consumption of resources by the operating system itself. In accordance with the following methods to install the operating system: 1.The software installation mode was selected 'Customize now'. 2.Next,In 'base System' column, We choose the following installation package,'Base','Compatibility Libraries', 'Java Platform','Large Systems Performance','Performance Tools','Perl Support'.In 'Development' column, We choose the following installation package,'Development tools'.That is all the installation package.

HUGETLB_MORECORE

Set this environment variable to "yes" to enable applications to use large pages.

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib64/libhugetlbfs.so

Setting this environment variable is necessary to enable applications to use large pages.


Firmware / BIOS / Microcode Settings

Hardware Prefetch:

This BIOS option allows the enabling/disabling of a processor mechanism to prefetch data into the cache according to a pattern-recognition algorithm In some cases, setting this option to Disabled may improve performance. Users should only disable this option after performing application benchmarking to verify improved performance in their environment.

Adjacent Sector Prefetch:

This BIOS option allows the enabling/disabling of a processor mechanism to fetch the adjacent cache line within a 128-byte sector that contains the data needed due to a cache line miss. In some cases, setting this option to Disabled may improve performance. Users should only disable this option after performing application benchmarking to verify improved performance in their environment.

Intel Turbo boost Technology:

Enabling this option allows the processor cores to automatically increase its frequency and increasing performance if it is running below power, temperature.

Intel Hyper Threading Technology:

Enabling this option allows to use processor resources more efficiently, enabling multiple threads to run on each core and increases processor throughput, improving overall performance on threaded software.

Power Efficiency Mode (Default=Custom)

Values for this BIOS setting can be: Efficiency: Maximize the power efficiency of the server,Performance:Maximize the performance of the server, Custom:Allows the user to customize power and performance related options individually.

Lockstep Memory Mode (Default=Enabled)

Values for this BIOS setting can be: Lockstep memory mode uses two memory channels at a time and provides an even higher level of protection.You can adjust the mode to disabled.

cooling Configuration

The Baseboard Management Controller allows the user to adjust the fan speed manually,If the server is in a stressful environment, the CPU have high temperature, you can adjust the fan speed to 100%.

Memory Power Saving

Selects the memory power saving mode, Depends on the selected mode, the Power Down clock mode, CKE, and IBT are intialized accordingly, disable this featrue will keep memory in high performance mode.

C-State

Core C3, Core C6 can be disabled for latency-sensitive applications in order to minimize latency, but disable Core C-states can also significantly limit the amount of turbo when a low number of cores are active, C3 and C6 are recommended to enable in SPEC CPU benchmark.

VT Support

If virtualization is not used, this option should be set to "Disabled", this can result in slight performance liftings and energy savings


Flag description origin markings:

[user] Indicates that the flag description came from the user flags file.
[suite] Indicates that the flag description came from the suite-wide flags file.
[benchmark] Indicates that the flag description came from a per-benchmark flags file.

The flags files that were used to format this result can be browsed at
http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/flags/Intel-ic12.1-official-linux64.20120425.html,
http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/flags/Huawei-Platform-Settings-V1.0-IVB-RevG.html.

You can also download the XML flags sources by saving the following links:
http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/flags/Intel-ic12.1-official-linux64.20120425.xml,
http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/flags/Huawei-Platform-Settings-V1.0-IVB-RevG.xml.


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Tested with SPEC CPU2006 v1.2.
Report generated on Thu Jul 24 23:36:56 2014 by SPEC CPU2006 flags formatter v6906.