EEMBC Kicks Off Java ME Benchmark Contest With Series of $2,000 Prizes
EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) is reaching out to the worldwide community of Java ME programmers and developers with a contest that aims to attract novel benchmarks for its next version of GrinderBench, an EEMBC benchmark suite that measures the performance of Java ME implementations on mobile phones. In the GrinderBench Java ME contest that opens today, EEMBC is offering a series of $2,000 prizes for Java ME benchmarks that are selected by the Consortium for GrinderBench 2.0. The winning entries will be required to meet a rigorous set of criteria, including relevance, originality, and overall quality, as well as meeting a set of technical and legal specifications that are detailed at www.grinderbench.com. "EEMBC realizes it's part of a larger world and it can't be aware of all the good benchmarks and applications that might be out there," said Markus Levy, EEMBC president. "While we typically benefit from the generous contributions of our member companies and the EEMBC Technical Center for benchmark source code, the GrinderBench Java ME benchmark contest is a great opportunity for us to get new ideas for this benchmark suite and to increase the variety of its benchmark kernels." EEMBC developed GrinderBench to give chip vendors, mobile phone manufacturers, service providers, and other members of the Java ME ecosystem a tool that accurately indicates the performance of Java ME embedded solutions and a way to make an informed choice among the many alternatives available for implementing Java in mobile phones and other systems. EEMBC GrinderBench 2.0 is intended to address the Java implementations and applications available for future generations of mobile phones with enhanced graphics. "For GrinderBench 2.0, we're looking for compelling benchmarks that are designed with algorithms, data, and visuals that exercise the Java ME platform under real-world conditions," said Sun Microsystems' Terrence Barr, who serves as chair of EEMBC's Java Subcommittee. "Each winning contest entry will model a specific category of application or game. The collection of selected benchmarks will result in a robust and comprehensive set of code that allows a rigorous and thorough estimation of the real-world experience a platform can deliver." All entries in EEMBC's GrinderBench Java ME benchmark contest will be judged by an expert panel according to their relevance to real-world application performance; their ability to generate meaningful and reliable performance results; their originality and visual presentation; the quality of overall design, code, and documentation; and their ability to deliver trouble-free operation on the devices recommended in the contest rules. All contest entries that are chosen to be part of EEMBC's GrinderBench will win a $2,000 prize, with prizes limited to one per company and per individual. The deadline for submitting entries is Sept. 25, 2006. Winners will be announced on Oct. 31, 2006. To submit your entry, go to www.grinderbench.com. About EEMBC EEMBC, the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, develops and certifies real-world benchmarks and benchmark scores to help designers select the right embedded processors for their systems. Every processor submitted for EEMBC benchmarking is tested for parameters representing different workloads and capabilities in communications, networking, consumer, office automation, automotive/industrial, embedded Java, and network storage-related applications. With members including leading semiconductor, intellectual property, and compiler companies, EEMBC establishes benchmark standards and provides certified benchmarking results through the EEMBC Technical Center. EEMBC's members include Adaptec, Altera, AMCC, AMD, Analog Devices, ARC International, ARM, Artifex Software, Atmel, Broadcom, Code Sourcery, esmertec, Faraday, Freescale Semiconductor, Fujitsu Microelectronics, Green Hills Software, IAR Systems, IBM, Imagination Technologies, Improv Systems, Infineon Technologies, Intel, IPFlex, LSI Logic, Marvell Semiconductor, Matsushita Electric Industrial, Mentor Graphics, Microchip Technology, MIPS Technologies, MQX Embedded, National Instruments, NEC Electronics, Nokia, Oki Electric Industry, Patriot Scientific, Philips Semiconductors, PMC-Sierra, Qualcomm, Red Hat, Renesas Technology, Sandbridge Technologies, Sony Computer Entertainment, STMicroelectronics, Stretch, Sun Microsystems, Tensilica, Texas Instruments, Toshiba , VIA Technologies, and Wind River Systems. EEMBC is a registered trademark and GrinderBench is a trademark of the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium. All other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners. Link to contest home page: http://www.grinderbench.com/JavaContest/index.html Reader contact: email@example.com www.grinderbench.com
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