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Issue No. 03 - May/June (2008 vol. 28)
ISSN: 0272-1732
pp: 42-53
Stijn Eyerman , Ghent University
Lieven Eeckhout , Ghent University
Assessing the performance of multiprogram workloads running on multithreaded hardware is difficult because it involves a balance between single-program performance and overall system performance. This article argues for developing multiprogram performance metrics in a top-down fashion starting from system-level objectives. The authors propose two performance metrics: average normalized turnaround time, a user-oriented metric, and system throughput, a system-oriented metric.
performance metrics, multiprogram workloads, system throughput, normalized turnaround time, fairness

L. Eeckhout and S. Eyerman, "System-Level Performance Metrics for Multiprogram Workloads," in IEEE Micro, vol. 28, no. , pp. 42-53, 2008.
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