EEMBC Kicks Off Java ME Benchmark Contest With Series of $2,000 Prizes

Jun 14, 2006, 01:00 ET from EEMBC

    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
     "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
     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
     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.
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