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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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Masami Yamamoto, President, Fujitsu Limited, "I am thrilled that the K computer has achieved a LINPACK benchmark performance of 10 petaflops, while still being in development.
The e720 delivers 96 GFLOPS of 64-bit, double precision performance, increasing LINPACK benchmark scores by over 50 percent and Black Scholes-related workloads by up to 100 percent compared to standard BladeSystem servers.
PROVO, Utah -- In breaking the teraflop barrier, Los Alamos National Laboratories relied on Moab Workload Manager and TORQUE Resource Manager1 from Cluster Resources when running the milestone LINPACK Benchmark on Roadrunner.
org and ranks the most powerful supercomputers worldwide according to their performance on the LINPACK benchmark.
Benchmarks using these enhanced CSXL libraries consolidate ClearSpeed's leadership in energy efficiency by delivering 20 times the performance per watt compared with industry standard servers when running the high performance LINPACK Benchmark1.
org), published twice a year prior to the Supercomputing Conference held this week in Tampa, Florida, and the International Supercomputer Conference held in June, ranks supercomputers worldwide according to their performance on the LINPACK benchmark.