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benchmark

(bench′mark″)
1. A criterion of quality or service in health care, usually expressed as a measurable standard.
2. A reference standard or basis for comparison that serves as a definition of a norm.

benchmark

a point of reference about which comparisons can be made.
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Note 2) Dhrystone is a test program used to evaluate computer arithmetic processing performance.
Samsung's new dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 based application processor, the Exynos 5250, is capable of processing 14 billion instructions per second (DMIPS, Dhrystone million instructions per second) at 2.
The 6U VCE405, an off-the-shelf connectivity engine, based on the 400 Dhrystone MIPS/266 MHz IBM PowerPC 405 GP 32-bit RISC embedded controller, can be rapidly developed and deployed as a custom system.
Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) and its subsidiary, Renesas Mobile Corporation, today announced a new member of the R-Car series of automotive systems-on-chip (SoCs), the R-Car H1, capable of delivering up to 11,650 Dhrystone MIPS (DMIPS), and ideal for the high-end car navigation market.
The PowerEngine7 features single or dual PowerPC 750FX processors, operating at 733 MHz, with high performance at more than 1600 Dhrystone 2.
Basemark OS for Android provides a comprehensive set of tests with easy-to-understand test reports: system tests aimed to stress the standard Android applications, messaging services, Java, file operations, memory IO, databases, zip compression and decompression, as well as the classic Dhrystone ALU and Whetstone FPU tests.
The Tower System provides a common development platform for Power Architecture devices that range in performance from 60 to 2550 Dhrystone million instructions per second (DMIPS).