What is the Linpack Benchmark?
Linpack benchmark is a technique to evaluate the floating point rate of execution of a PC. This technique uses a standard mathematical algorithm based on solving simultaneous linear equations.
Jack Dongarra formulated the Linpack system when he wanted to give computer users a standard level of computing power. The Linpack benchmark is useful in assessing the actual speed at which a computer is running one or more programs.
The Linpack benchmark works by solving simultaneous linear equations in a standard form and then analyzing the computer's performance. Linpack is very accurate in comparing the performance between two computers. An ideal test method is to run the same application on the computers under test.