EEMBC, the embedded processor benchmarker is now SPEC's new Embedded Group

Date: 06/11/2023
Processor and MCU performance benchmarker EEMBC has become part of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation's (SPEC) new Embedded Group (SPEC EG). The founding members of this group include Arm, Intel, Renesas Electronics Corporation, Silicon Labs, STMicroelectronics, and Synopsys.

EEMBC ranks the processor performance on various parameters such as ultra low power, IoT, Security, multi-core ADAS in automotives, machine learning, audio, and many such processor core performance and application handling.

SPEC EG now offers the EEMBC benchmarks in the following areas:

Ultra-Low Power and Internet of Things, including IoTMark, a suite of benchmarks for measuring the energy efficiency of IoT edge nodes, and ULPMark, a benchmark for quantifying the many aspects of ultra-low power microcontrollers (MCUs).
Heterogeneous Compute, including ADASMark, a suite of performance measurement and optimization tools for automotive companies building next-generation advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), and MLMark, a machine-learning (ML) benchmark designed to measure the performance and accuracy of embedded inference.
Single-core Processor Performance, including CoreMark, a simple yet sophisticated benchmark that produces a single-number score for comparing processors, and AutoBench, a suite of benchmarks for predicting the performance of microprocessors and microcontrollers in automotive, industrial, and general-purpose applications.
Multi-core Processor Performance, including CoreMark-Pro and AutoBench-2.0, which add parallelism and new workloads to the single-core versions.
Phone and Tablet, including BrowsingBench, which measures browser performance, and AndEBench-Pro, an industry-accepted method of evaluating Android platform performance.

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The addition of EEMBC broadens SPEC's portfolio with more than 15 highly regarded benchmarks for embedded computers.

"SPEC warmly welcomes EEMBC as the third major performance benchmark consortium to have chosen to join SPEC, enabling us to even more broadly address the critical international need for trusted, independent computing benchmarks," said SPEC President David Reiner. "Given the growing adoption of edge compute and IoT, along with the insatiable desire for artificial intelligence edge inference, embedded systems are a critical industry with a direct effect on all our daily lives. With a remarkable 40+ standardized benchmarks, the combination of SPEC and EEMBC means the industry now has one source for benchmarks covering most areas of compute, giving customers the ability to evaluate the specific type of performance or energy efficiency they care about most."

"The combination of our two great organizations is a huge plus for the entire technology industry, and I'm especially happy that EEMBC member organizations are gaining access to SPEC's comprehensive expertise across the range of computing technologies, along with a broad array of benchmark workloads," said Peter Torelli, the retiring President and CTO of EEMBC. "Making quality benchmarks is extremely hard and only getting more complex. Continued success depends on bringing together seasoned and talented professionals to collaborate in a more comprehensive, industry leading standards organization like SPEC. I believe we have set the ideal course for the future of embedded microprocessor performance benchmarking."