PARSEC 2.0: A New Benchmark Suite for Chip-Multiprocessors
The second version of the Princeton Application Repository for SharEd-memory Computers (PARSEC) has been released. PARSEC is a benchmark suite for Chip Multi-Processors (CMPs) that focus on emerging applications. It includes a diverse set of workloads from different domains such as interactive animation or systems applications that mimic large-scale commercial workloads. The next version of PARSEC features several improved and one new workload. It also supports an additional parallelization model. Many patches and changes were included which simplify the use of PARSEC in practice.