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benchmark

noun bookmark, critical point, crucial point, crux, essence, essential matter, fundamental part, gist, gravamen, heart, key point, linchpin, main point, material point, milestone, pivotal point, prime issue, salient point, substance, substantive point, turning point
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This sales and distribution user benchmark is another example of the outstanding scalability and performance of the Itanium processor family for the most demanding enterprise applications," said Phil Brace, general manager of server marketing, Intel's Digital Enterprise Group.
One specific action plan, dubbed STARMAP (Strategic A/R Management Action Plan), comprises more than 40 performance benchmarks tied to financial best practices.
In the recapitalization effort, Benchmark struck a deal with international investment firm Kuwait Finance House.
In the SAP Standard Application ATO Benchmark, two-tier Internet configuration, it achieved 6,220 fully business processed assembly orders per hour with an 8-way server running SAP R/3 Release 4.
Forty-five percent of the capacity of the total capacity of the benchmark is contained in ASU-2.
An effective benchmark must recognize the integrated nature of managing the finances of a life insurance company.
While this may seem remarkably easy, many investors overlook this preliminary step when they select a benchmark.
After seeing a benchmark report, people will want to know how to improve.
The objective when designing the benchmark was to ensure that a test sponsor could finish an official SPC-1 test run in less that eight hours.
These results also should be viewed in the context of additional functionality of the part not addressed by the EEMBC benchmarks, including features such as a DMA controller, an advanced security engine and Gigabit Ethernet capabilities.
These include, to name only a few: disk RPM, disk seek time, disk data-rate, back-end bus data bandwidth, front-end bus data bandwidth, the number of front-end and back-end buses, cache size, protocol time, IOPS rate (for cache hits), as well as vendor unique and incomparable benchmark or stress testing results that are utterly incomparable to any other vendor's stress test results.
Participating in an industry benchmark program for five (or ten) consecutive years