I am using the following repo to benchmark some NNs on HiKey 970, using the Lebian image, link to repo.
I am seeing unexpectedly the performance being higher when using LITTLE cores, compared with the performance when using big cores, for ResNet50.
Specifically, I am using 4 threads for each experiment, 50 images and 1 inference per image. I am making sure to restrict with
taskset the cores to 0-3 for LITTLE and 4-7 for big. Additionally, I set the frequency of all cores to the maximum allowed.
I am getting 1.46s average inference time on the LITTLE cores and 2.86s average inference time on big cores. Would someone have a reasonable explanation for this behavior? Is there something I can check further to explain this behavior?
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