LONDON – The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) has announced that Plurality Ltd., a developer of many-core processors, has joined the consortium's Consumer Workgroup.
Plurality (Netanya, Israel), founded in 2004, develops intellectual property, semiconductors and acceleration boards utilizing the company's many-core processors with up to 256-cores. EEMBC develops benchmark software to ease comparison of different company's processors.
The consumer working group has benchmarks for approximating the performance of processors in digital still cameras, printers, and other embedded systems that handle digital imaging tasks; and approximating the performance of processor subsystems in multimedia tasks such as image, video, and audio file compression and decompression, including benchmarks focusing on encryption and decryption algorithms commonly used in digital rights management (DRM) and eCommerce applications. The Consumer working group is also working on providing a standardized, industry-accepted method of evaluating Web browser performance.
"Participation in EEMBC's Consumer work group allows us to influence and track the progress of important industry benchmarks that utilize multicore and manycore processing," said Peleg Aviely, vice president of engineering at Plurality, in a statement issued by EEMBC.
"Plurality has already demonstrated some very interesting results using EEMBC's ConsumerBench, which is not even a multicore-specific benchmark," said EEMBC president Markus Levy, in the same statement. "The use of MultiBench will allow them to take full advantage of their manycore architecture that includes the company's unique hardware-based synchronizer/scheduler."
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