|[April 08, 2014]
EEMBC Contributors Significantly Help Align Industry Benchmarks with Key Technology Trends
EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
The 2013 results are in and Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium
honors 11 members who have contributed significantly to the development
of next-generation industry benchmarks. These individuals have been
critical to the successful development of EEMBC's second-generation
benchmark for measuring Android (News - Alert) platform and hardware performance, the
definition and development of a more advanced CoreMark®, and the
extraordinary efforts in the ultra-low
power working group. Thanks to the amazing efforts of these members,
developers will gain the ability to better compare the strengths of
processors and platforms using industry-standard benchmarks designed to
establish fair and equitable metrics.
The need for industry-standard performance benchmarks is increasing as
both the hardware and software used to develop systems grows in
complexity. EEMBC (News - Alert), with the support of its members, will soon release
its second-generation AndEBench™
to measure Android device performance. It is a significantly more
advanced benchmark than EEMBC AndEBench v1, which was released in early
2012. Until now, EEMBC has not released any details on its more advanced CoreMark,
but suffice it to say it will have a similar usage model to CoreMark,
but will be comprised of a significantly more sophisticated workload.
Earlier this month, EEMBC announced the availability of its ULPBench,
which early adopters may order by contacting EEMBC directly.
Eleven EEMBC members stand out for the significant impact they have had
in the creation and advancement of these much-needed industry benchmark
Ronen Zohar of Intel (News - Alert) for chairing the AndEBench working group,
providing his extensive knowledge of Android platform testing, and
helping with the platform OpenGL tests.
Dibas Chandra of NVIDIA (News - Alert) for providing the new benchmark's
eye-catching 3D tests.
Derek Miller and Hazim Shafi of Samsung Electronics for
developing the proposal and helping debug the storage test; for
recommending memory bandwidth test improvements; and in general
providing extensive testing feedback.
Carl Hein from Lockheed Martin for chairing the CoreMark
working group and helping keep track of the many details.
Bryan Chin from Cavium for providing realistic scenarios for
adoption into CoreMark.
Horst Diewald from TI (retired now) for initiating the
ULPBench working group and diligently chairing the working group; for
pushing the requirements and moving along the schedule.
Stefan Schauer from TI for taking over as chair of the ULPBench
working group and managing the completion of ULPBench-CoreProfile.
Joseph Yiu from ARM for testing ULPBench functionality on ARM
platforms and providing extensive results to the working group.
Mark Wallis from STMicroelectronics for providing insights and
constructive feedback on the ULPBench requirements.
Mitch Butler from Renesas for creating and contributing the
source code for the ULPBench harness, a key component to enable
portability and usability.
Creating meaningful performance benchmarks is a task that crosses
company and product lines and requires the pooling of expertise, time,
and efforts of industry leaders. While the number of contributors to
EEMBC continues to grow, these individuals have contributed to the EEMBC
effort above and beyond their responsibilities within their respective
companies, and with the support of these companies, have contributed to
the greater good of the industry.
"A successful consortium is made up of individuals who are dedicated to
making a difference and moving the industry forward," said Markus Levy (News - Alert),
EEMBC president. "I would like to personally thank these individuals for
their commitment and technical expertise that has been invaluable in
defining many of the EEMBC benchmarks. This announcement only reflects
the significant contributors of 2013, and in 2014 we are already seeing
a greater number of significant contributors as well as more activity in
general from the EEMBC members."
EEMBC, the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, develops
industry-standard benchmarks to test embedded processors and systems,
such as smartphones and network firewall appliances. EEMBC's benchmark
development work is supported by yearly member dues and license fees.
Further information is available at 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.
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