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Issue No.12 - December (1990 vol.23)
pp: 65-75
<p>The three most often used benchmarks are characterized in detail and users are warned about a number of pitfalls. Two of them, Whetstone and Drystone, are synthetic benchmarks: they were written solely for benchmarking purposes and perform no useful computation. Linpack was distilled out of a real, purposeful program that is now used as a benchmark. Some other benchmarks, namely Livermore Fortran Kernels, Stanford Small Programs Benchmark Set, EDN benchmarks, Sieve of Eratosthenes, Rhealstone and SPEC benchmarks, are briefly considered. Non-CPU influences in benchmark performance are discussed.</p>
Reinhold P. Weicker, "An Overview of Common Benchmarks", Computer, vol.23, no. 12, pp. 65-75, December 1990, doi:10.1109/2.62094
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