System News
6 Oct 2009
String Searching Benchmark on Sun SPARC Enterprise Servers
Shows UltraSPARC T2 & T2 Plus Code Generation Ease, Code Execution Speed

String searching or pattern matching are important to a variety of commercial, government and HPC applications. One of the core functions needed for text identification algorithms in data repositories is real-time string searching. A recent Aho-Corasick algorithm for string searching was used for benchmark testing the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220, T5240 and T5440. See the results along with ones from IBM and HP.
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8 Oct 2009
A Survey of Nine Years' Worth of Benchmarking Results
Reveals Room for Improvements

If you have ever wondered about the validity of benchmarking findings, then you will find your skepticism confirmed by the article "Notes on a Nine Year Study of File System and Storage Benchmarking" by Avishay Traeger, IBM Haifa Research Lab, and Erez Zadok, Stony Brook University.
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