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A benchmark is a point of reference for a measurement. The term originates from the chiseled horizontal marks that surveyors made into which an angle-iron could be placed to bracket (bench) a levelling rod, thus ensuring that the levelling rod can be repositioned in the exact same place in the future. Steel woodworking chisel. ... Surveying is concerned with the application of mathematics and physics in obtaining accurate measurements for the determination of the position of points on the Earths surface. ...


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Groundspeak - Benchmark Hunting Home Page (6830 words)
A benchmark is a point whose position is known to a high degree of accuracy and is normally marked in some way.
The position of a benchmark with "scaled" coordinates was derived by a human in an office by estimating the location of the mark on a topographic map with a scale (ruler).
Since the Groundspeak benchmark database was obtained from the NGS in the year 2000, newer benchmarks and recent reports on older marks will not be visible here in Groundspeak's copy.
Linpack Benchmark -- Java Version (581 words)
The Linpack Benchmark is a numerically intensive test that has been used for years to measure the floating point performance of computers.
This is the java code which implements the benchmark.
A plain-text version of the java-linpack benchmark (tar gzip or zip file).
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