a standard by which something can be measured or judged
"his painting sets the benchmark of quality"
benchmark, bench mark(noun)
a surveyor's mark on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point
A standard by which something is evaluated or measured.
A surveyor's mark made on some stationary object and shown on a map; used as a reference point.
To measure the performance of (an item) relative to another similar item in an impartial scientific manner.
In computing, a benchmark is the act of running a computer program, a set of programs, or other operations, in order to assess the relative performance of an object, normally by running a number of standard tests and trials against it. The term 'benchmark' is also mostly utilized for the purposes of elaborately-designed benchmarking programs themselves. Benchmarking is usually associated with assessing performance characteristics of computer hardware, for example, the floating point operation performance of a CPU, but there are circumstances when the technique is also applicable to software. Software benchmarks are, for example, run against compilers or database management systems. Benchmarks provide a method of comparing the performance of various subsystems across different chip/system architectures. Test suites are a type of system intended to assess the correctness of software.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[techspeak] An inaccurate measure of computer performance. “In the computer industry, there are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and benchmarks.” Well-known ones include Whetstone, Dhrystone, Rhealstone (see h), the Gabriel LISP benchmarks, the SPECmark suite, and LINPACK. See also machoflops, MIPS, smoke and mirrors.
The benchmark symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the benchmark symbol and its characteristic.
The numerical value of Benchmark in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Benchmark in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- Maßstab, Höhenfestpunkt, KriteriumGerman
- punto de referenciaSpanish
- repère, critère, point de référenceFrench
- אמת מידהHebrew
- ijkpunt, maatstafDutch
- ponto de referênciaPortuguese
- мерило, репер, стандарт, показатель, критерий, эталонный тестRussian
- måttstock, fixpunkt, riktmärkeSwedish
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