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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.
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Figure 3 shows the dynamic frequencies of the various JVM instruction categories measured in the Java benchmark programs LinPack, Caffeine-Mark, Dhrystone, Symantec, JMark2.0, and JavaWorld (benchmark program details are provided in Section 5).
Featuring a superscalar dual-core CPU, with more than 6000 Dhrystone MIPS of computing horsepower, the ARMADA 1500 delivers the full spectrum of rich multimedia entertainment on a single-chip architecture, making it the ideal processor to power tomorrow's "smart" entertainment centre.
This is a superscalar ARM Cortex A8-based embedded computer that consumes only around 2 W of power and gives 1200 Dhrystone MIPS performance.
The new PowerPC 476FP offering from LSI, available on the TSMC 40G process, operates at clock speeds in excess of 1.4 GHz, delivering 2.5 Dhrystone MIPS per MHz.
The superscalar 500 MHz ARM Cortex-A8 core provides 1000 Dhrystone MIPS, which enables users to run full featured operating systems and experience faster web browsing and video downloads.
Embedded within the STB7109 is a powerful ST40 CPU, which provides 400 Dhrystone 2.1 MIPS and is supported by industry standard operating systems such as Microsoft Windows CE, Linux and OS21.
The new cores reportedly feature increases of up to 33% in processor clock frequency and up to 69% in Dhrystone MIPS.