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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 you build a spec home, you make those decisions.
BUSINESS: Spec Print SVCS: Cpns, Personal, Items, Sweeps, Tokens CHARGE: CPM; MIN: No min SPEC: Cons, Bus, Cat.
Application-based performance tests running under SPEC OMP2012 require 32 GB of memory.
com for complete information about SPEC Engineering's capabilities.
MoDOT considered other states' recycled shingle specs and the draft spec proposed for the American Association of State and Territorial Highway Officials (AASHTO).
The essay spec for t-butyl perbenzoate, for example, is "98% minimum"; but now the target is 99%.
SPEC's benchmark is expected to support multiple programming models and will come with run and reporting rules that allow fair comparisons of systems, a traditional strong point of all SPEC benchmarks.
2, from the moment they begin testing to the reporting of results," says Jeff Reilly, SPEC CPU subcommittee chair.
The SPEC Research Group is designed to encourage exchange among representatives from industry, academia and research institutes.
It doesn't replace membership in SPECapc or SPECgpc project groups - which gives companies a full slate of benefits, including a strong voice in establishing international performance benchmarks and unlimited SPEC submissions - but it does deliver great value from both technical and marketing standpoints.