Skip to main content

whetstone benchmark

whetstone benchmark A benchmark program built up from a carefully selected mix of computer instructions and data types selected to be “typical” for scientific calculations. The whetstone metric so obtained has been widely used to measure comparative processing performance of hardware/software systems. The metric was developed by ICL at Whetstone, England.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"whetstone benchmark." A Dictionary of Computing. . Encyclopedia.com. 30 Apr. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"whetstone benchmark." A Dictionary of Computing. . Encyclopedia.com. (April 30, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/computing/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/whetstone-benchmark

"whetstone benchmark." A Dictionary of Computing. . Retrieved April 30, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/computing/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/whetstone-benchmark

whetstone

whet·stone / ˈ(h)wetˌstōn/ • n. a fine-grained stone used for sharpening cutting tools.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"whetstone." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. 30 Apr. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"whetstone." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. (April 30, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/whetstone-0

"whetstone." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Retrieved April 30, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/whetstone-0