Testbed for OpenBLAS project

Buy AMD Piledriver and Intel Haswell machines for OpenBLAS project.

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Introduction to OpenBLAS

OpenBLAS is an optimized BLAS library forked from GotoBLAS2 1.13 BSD version.

We obtained a performance comparable with Intel MKL on Intel Sandy Bridge CPU.
Here is the result of the DGEMM subroutine's performance on Intel Core i5-2500K Windows 7 SP1 64-bit:
Single Thread DGEMM Performance on Intel Desktop Sandy Bridge


Buy the following machines for the experiment and testing.

Why we need these machines:

We need these machines to optimize BLAS on AMD Piledriver and Intel Haswell micro-architectures.

Although we can remotely access a AMD Piledriver server in Versatus HPC, it's better to have a Piledriver machine in local.

In addition, we didn't have Intel Haswell platform.

Donation from vendors

I have contacted an employee at Intel China. He told me it was very hard. He would try it. So far, I don't get any response from Intel.

I also try to contact AMD China. I don't get any response, too.