Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
As the processor architectures are evolving, it is very important to develop appropriate benchmarks that are used to measure their performance. Also, it is very important to design appropriate compilers that can optimally utilize the new features of the evolving processors. For this, the authors need to have a complete insight on the performance characteristics and the impact of compilers on performance characteristics of the benchmarks. In this paper, they first report performance characterization of SPEC CPU2006 suite on Intel Core 2 Duo processor which represents an emerging popular computing platform.