One of the pillars of our community model of benchmark development is making the source available. As we’ve said many times, we believe that doing so leads to better benchmarks.
Today we released the source for HDXPRT 2012. As with previous versions of HDXPRT, the source is available only to community members, not to the general public. We apologize that it has taken so long. HDXPRT is complicated to build, and we wanted to have a simpler and more robust build process before we made the source available.
The source allows you to examine how HDXPRT is implemented and to try some experiments of your own. Because of the size of HDXPRT 2012, the source package does not include the applications or the data files for the workloads. By including only the benchmark source code and associated files, we could keep the package small enough to download. If you want to try some changes for experiments and test them, all you need to do is install HDXPRT 2012 from the distribution DVDs. The compilation instructions will tell you how to copy your modified executables over the shipping versions.
Community members can get instructions on how to download the source code here (registration required).
If you create something interesting while you’re experimenting, let us know! We’d love to have the community consider it for HDXPRT 2013.
Speaking of the community, we’ve sent T-shirts to all community members who’ve supplied their up-to-date mailing address. If you’re a community member who wants a shirt but hasn’t yet let us know, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address by February 15th.