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Author Levy, Markus ♦ Gal-On, Shay
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Computer programming, programs & data
Subject Keyword Workload characterization ♦ Benchmark ♦ Performance analysis
Abstract To appreciate the challenges of analysing embedded processor behaviour, step back in time to understand the evolution of embedded processors. Only a few decades ago, embedded processors were relatively simple devices (compared to today), represented by a host of 8- and 16-bit microcontrollers, and 32-bit microprocessors, with minimal integration. Today, these processors (even the so-called, low-end microcontrollers), have evolved into highly-integrated SoCs with a wide variety of architectures capable of tackling both specific and general-purpose tasks. Associated with these transformations, the benchmarks used to quantify the capabilities have also grown in complexity and range. At the simplest level, benchmarks such as CoreMark analyse the fundamental processor cores. At the other end of the spectrum, system benchmarks, such BrowsingBench, analyse the entire SoC as well as the system software stack and even the physical interfaces. This paper examines some of the challenges of applying such benchmarks, and explains the methodologies used at EEMBC to manage portability, repeatability, and realism.
Description Affiliation: EEMBC (Gal-On, Shay; Levy, Markus)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1983-05-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGPLAN Notices (SIGP)
Volume Number 47
Issue Number 5
Page Count 4
Starting Page 149
Ending Page 152


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