Re: Intent to package some benchmarks programs
On Tue, 24 Nov 1998, Hartmut Koptein wrote:
> > >
> > > Sorts of this are: dhrystone, lmbench, nbench-byte, ...
> > ^^^^^^^^^^^
> > Unless my memory is flacky (which
> > it is), this is pretty non-free or
> > worse.
> This is what i have for the nbench-byte:
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