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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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When the LINPACK benchmark program measured the K computer in its final configuration, the supercomputer system achieved a speed of 10.
When configuration of the K computer is complete in 2012, it is designed to achieve LINPACK performance of 10 petaflops.
Furthermore, the science and technical math libraries of Parallelnavi equipped with world-class, high performance features stemming from the technology of Fujitsu Laboratories also contributed greatly to the LINPACK score.
Army Research Lab is the world's most performance-efficient system, achieving nearly 94 percent LINPACK efficiency
A single Advance e710 board accelerates a dual socket, quad-core server by over 50 percent for the LINPACK benchmark and up to 100 percent for Black Scholes-related workloads.
increasing LINPACK benchmark scores by over 50 percent (sted: increasing LINPAC benchmark scores by over 50 percent).