Computer benchmarks

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North-Holland, 1993 - Computers - 349 pages
The performance of a computer is a complicated issue and a function of many interrelated quantities. These quantities include: the application, the language, the implementation, the compiler, the architecture, and the hardware characteristics. The usual method to evaluate the performance is to compose a benchmark of programs. This book presents a useful overview on benchmarking. Over twenty experts contributed papers on five important topics concerning benchmarking advanced scientific computer systems: taxonomy and performance metrics, well-known standard and application benchmarks, compiler benchmarks for parallel computers, and benchmarks for database systems.

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