Rattner says Intel has developed an internal benchmarking suite that emulates future workloads, such as elaborate bioinformatics, high-end graphics, and financial analysis calculations. Intel believes its benchmarks do a good job of indicating how future software might take advantage of multi-core processors. However, the Intel suite is proprietary and contains code issued from "a number" of the chipmaker's partners.More info at The Tech Report.
Since Intel can't release its benchmarks into the wild, it is enlisting support from third parties to help put together a public multi-core benchmarking suite.
Intel wants multithreaded benchmark standard
Posted on Friday, August 25 2006 @ 4:13 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck