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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.

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

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whetstone, natural or manufactured stone used as an abrasive solid to sharpen tools. It is used dry, with water, or with oil. Such a stone of the finer grade used with oil is usually called an oilstone.

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