Benchmark (computing)

Written By: Ehsan Jahandarpour

In computing, a benchmark is the act of running a computer program, a set of programs, or other operations, in order to assess the relative performance of an object, normally by running a number of standard tests and trials against it.The term benchmark is also commonly utilized for the purposes of elaborately designed benchmarking programs themselves. Benchmarks provide a method of comparing the performance of various subsystems across different chip/system architectures.