Intel wants multithreaded benchmark standard

Posted on Friday, Aug 25 2006 @ 04:13 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
At the Hot Chips conference, Intel's CTO Justin Rattner called companies, universities and other organizations to help develop a standard benchmarking suite for multi-core processors.
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.

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.
More info at The Tech Report.

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