HyperLink   Benchmark characterization for experimental system evaluation
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  Thomas M. Conte, Wen-mei Hwu
  Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences , 1990

Ways of measuring benchmark characteristics independent of system design are presented. These benchmark characteristics include memory access behavior, control transfer behavior, and data dependencies. Measuring benchmark characteristics independently of the design parameters provides for cross-design and cross architecture comparisons using the same benchmark set. These characteristics also serve as the basis for interpreting benchmarking results. Instruction memory access behavior and control transfer behavior are extracted from real programs and presented to illustrate the usefulness of benchmark characterization