EEMBC Unveils Certified Performance + Energy Benchmark Scores for IBM's PowerPC(R) 750CL Power Architecture(TM) Processor
EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- New certified benchmark scores published today for IBM's PowerPC(R) 750CL are the broadest application to date for EEMBC's EnergyBench(TM) power/energy benchmark tool, providing extensive data on the "cost" of processor performance for the 750CL across several distinct application areas. The 800-MHz PowerPC 750CL, part of IBM's Power Architecture(TM) technology line of embedded processors, was simultaneously tested against EnergyBench and five EEMBC(R) processor benchmark suites that approximate device performance in automotive, digital imaging, digital entertainment, networking, office automation, and telecom applications. The combination of tests yields data on performance as well as indicating how much energy is required to run the performance benchmarks. The EnergyBench results for each test are expressed in joules per iteration and average watts of power dissipation. The Green Hills Software MULTI 4.2.3 compiler was used for all of the tests, which were performed in an out-of-the-box environment on production silicon. "With the public release of these certified performance and energy scores, IBM is the first EEMBC member to fully exploit the benefits of the industry-standard procedure established by EEMBC. It is impossible to exaggerate the wealth of information that these fine-grained benchmarks provide to guide engineers in understanding device capabilities," said Markus Levy, EEMBC president. "The results for the PowerPC 750CL will likely serve not only to make users of this particular device more informed with respect to power/performance tradeoffs; they should also inspire demand for more EnergyBench scores for a wide range of embedded processors." The IBM PowerPC 750CL RISC microprocessor is a 32-bit implementation of the IBM PowerPC family and operates at speeds from 400 MHz to 1 GHz. The 750CL includes a 256KB L2 cache and is targeted at networking, storage, imaging, consumer electronic, and other high-performance embedded applications. "IBM realizes that its customers are placing an ever-increasing importance on low power consumption, and the PowerPC 750CL processor is designed to address those concerns," said Ron Martino, director of Power Architecture solutions, IBM Global Engineering Solutions. "The Energymarks from EEMBC are an important addition to performance marks and will enable our customers to see that the 750CL combines high performance with low power consumption." Complete details of the EEMBC performance and EnergyBench scores for the IBM 750CL are available for free at www.eembc.org or direct from the following links: ConsumerBench(TM) Digital Imaging + EnergyBench scores http://www.eembc.org/benchmark/score/ScoreReportWin.asp?BenchmarkSeq=799&Ce rti ficationType=OUT DENBench(TM) Digital Entertainment + EnergyBench scores http://www.eembc.org/benchmark/score/ScoreReportWin.asp?BenchmarkSeq=805&Ce rti ficationType=OUT Networking Version 2.0 + EnergyBench scores http://www.eembc.org/benchmark/score/ScoreReportWin.asp?BenchmarkSeq=804&Ce rti ficationType=OUT OABench(TM) Office Automation + EnergyBench scores http://www.eembc.org/benchmark/score/ScoreReportWin.asp?BenchmarkSeq=801&Ce rti ficationType=OUT TeleBench(TM) Telecommunications + EnergyBench scores http://www.eembc.org/benchmark/score/ScoreReportWin.asp?BenchmarkSeq=803&Ce rti ficationType=OUT 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 Technology Center. EEMBC's members include Adaptec, Altera, AMD, Analog Devices, ARC International, ARM, Artifex Software, Atmel, Broadcom, Code Sourcery, esmertec, Freescale Semiconductor, Fujitsu Microelectronics, Green Hills Software, IAR Systems AB, IBM, Imagination Technologies, Improv Systems, Infineon Technologies, Intel, LSI Logic, Marvell Semiconductor, Matsushita Electric Industrial, Mentor Graphics, Microchip Technology, MIPS Technologies, National Instruments, NEC Electronics, NETCLEUS Systems, Nokia, NXP Semiconductors, Oki Electric Industry Co, P.A. Semi, PMC-Sierra, Qualcomm, Realtek Semiconductor, Red Hat, Renesas Technology, Sony Computer Entertainment, ST Microelectronics, Sun Microsystems, Tensilica, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, VIA Technologies, and Wind River Systems. EnergyBench, ConsumerBench, DENBench, OABench, and TeleBench are trademarks and EEMBC is a registered trademark of the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium. PowerPC and Power Architecture are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
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