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Benchmark Debuts for Embedded FPUs

8/6/2013 02:10 PM EDT
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daleste
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daleste   8/11/2013 3:25:18 PM
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If they used open source code, can they really charge for the code?  Charging for the documentation should be okay, but the source code should be open.

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Caleb Kraft   8/6/2013 5:19:16 PM
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Oh great! Now Tomshardware.com is going to have to add an entire new section for their performance charts.

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rick merritt   8/6/2013 4:50:37 PM
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I look forward to hearing some real test drive results with this new benchmark.

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DrFPGA   8/6/2013 4:07:17 PM
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The overall benchmark is reported as the geomean over all scores- may make the results too generic for a specific application. Hopefully individual scores will also be available if you are primarily doing Black Scholes or LU Decomp (as examples).

The MicroFPMark for small MCUs is a good idea but making it report on all elements (are you really going to do Black Scholes on an MCU- I don't think so..) instead of a defined subset may not be a realistic (I know, can you say realistic when talking about benchmarks!). Maybe I'm just not reading the MicroFPMark description correctly...

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