ParMiBench - An Open-Source Benchmark for Embedded Multiprocessor Systems

Document type: Journal Articles
Article type: Original article
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Syed Muhammad Zeeshan Iqbal, Yuchen Liang, Håkan Grahn
Title: ParMiBench - An Open-Source Benchmark for Embedded Multiprocessor Systems
Journal: IEEE Computer Architecture Letters
Year: 2010
Volume: 9
Issue: 2
Pagination: 45-48
ISSN: 1556-6056
Publisher: IEEE
URI/DOI: 10.1109/L-CA.2010.14
ISI number: 000288082400002
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Computing (Sektionen för datavetenskap och kommunikation)
School of Computing S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
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Language: English
Abstract: Multicore processors are the main computing platform in laptops, desktop, and servers today, and are making their way into the embedded systems market also. Using benchmarks is a common approach to evaluate the performance of a system. However, benchmarks for embedded systems have so far been either targeted for a uni-processor environment, e.g., MiBench, or have been commercial, e.g., MultiBench by EEMBC. In this paper, we propose and implement an open source benchmark, ParMiBench, targeted for multiprocessor-based embedded systems. ParMiBench consists of parallel implementations of seven compute intensive algorithms from the uni-processor benchmark suite MiBench. The applications are selected from four domains: Automation and Industry Control, Network, Office, and Security.
Subject: Computer Science\Computersystems
Computer Science\General