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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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In the SAP Standard Application Assemble-to-Order (ATO) Benchmark, two-tier Internet configuration, it achieved 12,170 fully business processed assembly orders per hour with its 16-way server, running SAP R/3(R) Release 4.
Forty-five percent of the capacity of the total capacity of the benchmark is contained in ASU-2.
Asset benchmarks should complement the performance benchmarks for product managers and should be consistent with the company's financial goals.
Be prepared to change benchmarks if the fund manager's style drifts.
Then you really need to conduct a pre/post-study that will take a benchmark reading to establish what the current level of awareness or preference is and what changes have occurred.
This article is the first in an ongoing series exploring the evolution of performance analysis and benchmarking in the enterprise storage industry as well as the Storage Performance Council's launch of the first industry-standard benchmark for network storage systems, the SPC Benchmark-1.
The suite of twelve algorithm kernel benchmarks represents key operations found in digital signal processing applications used in fields such as telecom and audio.
For the past three years, an unsung team of performance experts from virtually every major storage manufacturer have been busy building the first industry standard benchmark for storage.