For better or worse, benchmarks shape a field: technical perspective

Abstract

LiKe oThe r iT fields, computer architects initially reported incomparable results. We quickly saw the folly of this approach. We then went through a sequence of performance metrics, with each being an improvement on its predecessor: average instruction time, millions of instructions per second (MIPS), millions of floating point operations per second… (More)
DOI: 10.1145/2209249.2209271

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