From Markus Levy
President

September 2012

NEWSLETTER


Topics

  • EEMBC Honors Significant Contributors
  • EEMBC Exhibiting at Linley Tech Processor Conference
  • Running with AndEBench™
  • Renesas Provides Simplified Porting for CoreMark®
  • New CoreMark® Scores
  • Follow Us on Twitter
  • On-Going

EMBC Honors Significant Contributors

Five individuals from the EEMBC membership stand out for the significant impact they made in the creation and advancement of our industry benchmark initiatives. I’ve listed the individuals below with brief descriptions; more details are in our press release.
  • Rajiv Adhikary of Analog Devices provided technical guidance that pushed our upcoming FPBench suite to adopt a non-proprietary and transparent standard of “goodness” in order to achieve wide acceptance and usability.

  • Mansoor Chishtie of Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) chaired the BrowsingBench working group, dedicating himself to creating a credible and realistic benchmark for smartphone and tablet performance.

  • Mason Guy of Intel provided critical analyses that became the foundation for working group decisions about the stability of BrowsingBench and defined system configuration functions for performing battery-life testing.

  • Luther Johnson of Microchip Technology determined fair and reliable cross-platform accuracy requirements for FPBench critical to the evaluation of floating-point performance.

  • Ronen Zohar of Intel provided detailed, hands-on analysis that helped establish the robustness and utility of AndEBench. With FPBench, he identified sources of single/double precision confusion and created architecturally-neutral methods of establishing initial data values.


Linley Tech Processor Conference

What: See The Newest Processors for Communications
When: October 10, 2012 (Sessions 9-5; Sponsor Exhibits and Reception: 5:00-6:30 pm)
          October 11, 2012 (Sessions: 9-4:30)

The Linley Group has assembled twenty suppliers in the processor ecosystem to present their newest technologies at the 2012 Linley Tech Processor Conference. In addition to the presentations, attendees can network with presenters during breaks, luncheons, and an evening reception on Wednesday, October 10 (and come see what EEMBC is displaying). Admission is free to pre-qualified attendees who register by October 4.


Running with AndEBench

Some phone reviews have been done recently utilizing the EEMBC AndEBench. For example, check out ‘The Top-Performing Android Phones: Benchmark Blitz’ in PCWorld.


Renesas Provides Simplified Porting for CoreMark

I stumbled upon this cool Renesas apnote that explains step-by-step ‘How to Setup and Run CoreMark on a MCU’. The RX62N is used as an example in this document but the same methods can be used to properly configure CoreMark for any MCU.


New CoreMark Scores

With CoreMark downloads nearing 8000, it continues to gain industry-wide adoption (i.e. the disappearance of Dhrystone MIPS). As of today, users have posted 333 CoreMark scores. Check these out and be sure to submit yours! Here are the processor scores that have been posted since our previous newsletter:

Processor Compiler EEMBC
Certified
Intel i3-2350M GCC 4.6.3-1ubuntu5
Freescale Kinetis K60 90nm Green Hills MULTI 6.1.4 Compiler 2012.5
Freescale Kinetis K60 90nm IAR v6.40
Freescale Kinetis K60 90nm Keil uVision v4.53
TI MSP430F5438A Code Composer Studio Version: 5.1.0.201206191800
TI MSP430F5438A IAR C/C++ Compiler for MSP430 5.40.2
Intel Xeon E5-2650 GCC 4.4.6

View CoreMark Scores


Follow Us on Twitter

Sign up at @eembc_org and @eembc_coremark.


On Going

Have an Android® device? If you haven’t yet tried out AndEBench™, it’s available for download on Google® Play and at the Amazon Appstore for Android.



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