the visual appearance of a star as viewed through a large telescope, with irregularities caused by the distorting effect of local turbulence in the earth’s atmosphere.
benchmark The average of a set of floating-point and integer SPEC benchmark results. While the old average SPECmark89 has been popular with the industry and the press, SPEC has intentionally *not* defined an average “SPECmark92” over all CPU benchmarks of the 1992 suites (CINT92 and CFP92), for the following reasons: With 6 integer (CINT92) and […]
benchmark An old SPECmark benchmark result derived from a set of floating-point and integer benchmarks. It is the geometric mean of ten SPEC ratios of the outdated 1989 SPEC benchmark suite. The use of SPECmark89 is strongly discouraged, having been superseded by CINT92 and CFP92. (1994-11-29)
[“SPECOL – A Computer Enquiry Language for the Non-Programmer”, B.T. Smith, Computer J 11:121 (1968)].
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benchmark Results of the throughput measurement using SPEC benchmark suites CINT92 and CFP92. With the throughput measurement method, several copies of a given benchmark are executed. The method is particularly suitable for multiprocessor systems. The results, called SPEC rate, express how many jobs of a particular type (characterised by the individual benchmark) can be executed […]