Issue No. 01 - January (1991 vol. 24)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/2.67193
<p>An abstract system of benchmark characteristics that makes it possible, in the beginning of the design stage, to design with benchmark performance in mind is presented. The benchmark characteristics for a set of commonly used benchmarks are then shown. The benchmark set used includes some benchmarks from the Systems Performance Evaluation Cooperative. The SPEC programs are industry-standard applications that use specific inputs. Processor, memory-system, and operating-system characteristics are addressed.</p>
T. M. Conte and W. W. Hwu, "Benchmark Characterization," in Computer, vol. 24, no. , pp. 48-56, 1991.