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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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We're delighted that SPEC has refreshed its OpenMP-based benchmark suite to reflect our latest standard," says Michael Wong, CEO of the OpenMP ARB.
Says Leo Bender, Elyria plant manager for Catalyst Resources, "We decided to look at all our customers to find who had the strictest requirements and produce everything to that spec.
SPEC has also updated the toolset for compatibility with recent CPUs, including x86, Itanium, POWER, and SPARC processors.
A major component of the newly formed SPEC Research Group will be working groups that develop standard scenarios and workloads - called research benchmarks - for emerging technologies and applications.
High visibility on the SPEC web site, visited by millions annually.
SPEC MPI2007, developed by SPEC's High-Performance Group (SPEC/HPG), measures the performance of parallel computing systems and clusters running actual end-user Message-Passing Interface (MPI) applications.
SPEC CPU benchmarks are among the most widely used measures of computing power.
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has released a new version of SPEC CPU2006 with improvements that impact nearly everyone who uses the benchmark or will potentially use it.
For more information on the SPEC/GWPG power-performance working group, contact the SPEC office at info@spec.
SPEC) has issued a call for papers on performance evaluation subjects for the SPEC 2008 Benchmark Workshop, a free event to be held Sunday, January 27, 2008 at the Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel.