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TMCNet:  Adapteva Joins EEMBC to Participate in Benchmark Development Projects

[November 08, 2012]

Adapteva Joins EEMBC to Participate in Benchmark Development Projects

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) today announced that Adapteva, a leading provider of energy efficient and scalable multicore microprocessor IP, has joined the consortium's Consumer subcommittee. Within this subcommittee, the working groups are focused on developing mobile device benchmarks, especially in the area of smartphone and tablet benchmarking, as well as general-purpose Android-based applications. Adapteva's membership in EEMBC will allow the company to utilize these benchmarks, as well as EEMBC CoreMark®, to validate and publicize the performance of its microprocessor technology.

EEMBC was formed in 1997 to develop performance benchmarks for the hardware and software used in embedded systems. EEMBC benchmarks help predict the performance of embedded processors and systems in a range of applications (i.e. automotive/industrial, digital imaging and entertainment, networking, office automation, telecommunications, and connected devices) and disciplines (processor core functionality, floating-point, Java, multicore, and energy consumption). The consortium's EEMBC BrowsingBench and AndEBench provide unbiased measurement of the browsing and Android experience of smartphones and other connected devices.

"As an expert in multicore and manycore processor technology, Adapteva is a valuable addition to our membership to help us test the scalability of our current and future benchmarks," said Markus Levy, EEMBC President. "Furthermore, it will be quite interesting to witness the performance of Adapteva's Epiphany architecture while running our upcoming FPMark suite, specifically stressing a processor's floating-point capabilities." "Development of a validated method for measuring multicore processor performance is a critical industry need. Currently, most vendors use a variety of public and proprietary benchmarks and workloads to establish their metrics, making it impossible to reliably and consistently compare multicore solutions," said Andreas Olofsson, CEO and founder of Adapteva. "In addition to contributing our expertise to help EEMBC standardize its next generation benchmarks, we also look forward to the EEMBC certification process to officially prove the performance of our processor IP." About EEMBCEEMBC, the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, develops industry-standard benchmarks to test embedded processors and systems such as smart phones and network firewall appliances. EEMBC's benchmark development work is supported by yearly member dues and license fees. www.eembc.org.

EEMBC, CoreMark, and BrowsingBench are registered trademarks of the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium. All other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners. For more information, visit www.eembc.org.

About AdaptevaAdapteva, Inc. is a privately held semiconductor technology company based in Lexington, Massachusetts. Adapteva has developed the world's most energy efficient multicore microprocessor architecture, immediately boosting by an order of magnitude the number of cores that can be integrated on a single chip. Adapteva's breakthrough architecture will have an immediate impact in a wide range of end user products from compact mobile devices to next generation supercomputers. www.adapteva.com.

SOURCE EEMBC

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