EEMBC Selects Sun Microsystems' Terrence Barr as Java Subcommittee Chairman
EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) today announced that Terrence Barr of Sun Microsystems has been elected chairman of EEMBC's Java Subcommittee. Mr. Barr is senior staff engineer in the Mobile and Embedded Platforms Group at Sun. In his role as EEMBC Java Subcommittee chair, he will be driving development of the next version of GrinderBench(TM), EEMBC's Java ME benchmark suite, while continuing to promote the adoption of GrinderBench Version 1.0. "Terrence's experience superbly qualifies him to lead EEMBC's efforts to make GrinderBench Version 2.0 a well-designed and relevant benchmark that will clearly address the needs of a broad range of users," said Markus Levy, EEMBC president. "His experience likewise makes him the ideal person to lead EEMBC's outreach to the Java ME developer community as we begin our search for new and interesting benchmark content for GrinderBench Version 2.0." EEMBC's GrinderBench benchmarks address the needs of a wide variety of users, including system designers, service providers, content providers for Java applications, and suppliers of microprocessors, operating systems, and Java virtual machines. GrinderBench Version 1.0 includes kernels that test the performance of such Java-enabled applications as games, cryptography, XML parsing, and PNG image decoding. Using GrinderBench, designers can profile and directly observe the workload of the benchmarks and identify specific strengths and weaknesses in Java implementations for mobile phones, set-top boxes, in-car entertainment systems, and other Java-equipped products. Mr. Barr has 15 years' experience as a software engineer and architect and has spent the past eight years at Sun. An author or co-author of eight patent applications, he's currently focusing his work on Java Micro Edition(TM) performance, architectures, and standards. "I am looking forward to maintaining and strengthening my relationships within the embedded and mobile spaces to increase the visibility and value of EEMBC," Mr. Barr said. "As Java ME extends its lead as the dominant mobile platform, GrinderBench becomes an increasingly important tool for all stakeholders in the mobile ecosystem. My focus is on taking GrinderBench to the next level and expanding its reach as the comprehensive, neutral, and easy-to-use tool of choice. Stay tuned for interesting developments in the near future." Mr. Barr is co-author of the JSR 246 client device management standard, a member of the OMA Device Management Working group, and co-creator and member of the ANSI VITA 19 standard working group. A frequent speaker at technical conferences, including JavaOne 2005, he holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Fachhochschule Muenchen, the Munich University of Applied Sciences. EEMBC invites any manufacturer that has an interest in using GrinderBench benchmark results for marketing and competitive purposes, or wishes to participate in benchmark definition and development activities, to become a member of the EEMBC board of directors or its Java Subcommittee. Members of the EEMBC board of directors obtain access to all EEMBC benchmark software, while members of individual subcommittees have access to the source code and voting rights on the suites developed by the subcommittees of which they are members. 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. Editorial Resources: Photo of Terrence Barr: http://www.wallstcom.com/eembc/barr.zip Reader contact: email@example.com www.eembc.org
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