1. Computing

Benchmark

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Benchmark - An evaluation of how fast computer software will run. Often, the time to complete a task is measured or the number of times a task can be completed in a set time. Benchmarks are crucial in deciding which of multiples approaches to a problem will perform the best without integrating such solutions into a larger piece of software and testing the overall performance.

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