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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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Application-based performance tests running under SPEC OMP2012 require 32 GB of memory.
SPEC Engineering (Specialty Process Engineering Company, LLC) was founded in 1979 to represent leading equipment and technology manufacturers to serve the bulk material processing and handling needs of customers in the food and specialty chemical, energy, consumer products, and pharmaceutical industries.
MoDOT considered other states' recycled shingle specs and the draft spec proposed for the American Association of State and Territorial Highway Officials (AASHTO).
There's a groundswell of interest in compute performance related to handheld devices, but in our opinion none of the current benchmarks meet the standards that SPEC could provide and that vendors and consumers are seeking," says Jeff Reilly, chair of the SPEC CPU subcommittee.
technical manager for Owens-Corning, "Webelieve in targeting our process on one ideal value for a spec, rather than a specification range.
SPEC's benchmark is expected to support multiple programming models and will come with run and reporting rules that allow fair comparisons of systems, a traditional strong point of all SPEC benchmarks.
2 to become new version for SPEC website reporting on December 19