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PC Magazine benchmarks

A family of benchmarks for measuring the performance of PCs. Originally developed by Ziff-Davis Media, the ZDBOp benchmark division, later renamed eTesting Labs, was turned over to the VeriTest division of Lionbridge Technologies in 2002 (www.veritest.com). Following is a brief summary. See benchmark.

Winstone
Tests the performance of a PC running actual Windows applications. Business Winstone uses typical business applications, while Content Creation Winstone (CC Winstone) uses Photoshop, Macromedia Director and other applications used to create content.

Winbench
Tests graphics, disk and video performance of a Windows PC. 3D WinBench tests for 3D performance, and CD WinBench tests the CD-ROM drive and controller.

NetBench
Tests the performance of a file server handling requests from Windows clients. NetBench computes the average throughput based on all the client requests.

WebBench
Tests the performance of Web server software. It is a Windows-based program that can test any server platform and can thus be used to measure the performance of a Web package running on different hardware or different Web packages running on the same hardware.

i-Bench
A JavaScript-based benchmark that measures the performance of various Web client functions such as Flash, Java, QuickTime and Shockwave. It also tests XML compliance.

BatteryMark
Tests battery life of laptop computers running Windows. It can take a while to get results from this because the battery has to be recharged at the end of each phase.
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This category includes Bonnie, IOzone, NetBench, PostMark, and SPEC SFS.
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The Iometer and NetBench test results reinforce BlueArc's position as the network attached storage (NAS) performance leader.
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Demonstrating NASAS-2040's fast, high-performance access to data storage, Industry-accepted NetBench tests show that NASAS-2040 10/100BaseT has a throughput of 75 Mb/Second, far better than three top NAS appliances that have throughputs of 30-40 Mb/Sec.
The test result was more than double the fastest ZD NetBench 5.
eTesting Labs used Iometer and NetBench benchmark test tools to achieve the test results that establish Compaq as the network-attached storage performance leader.
NeTservices has demonstrated the industry's fastest NetBench performance (press release dated 5/11/99) at 58MB/sec throughput.
Nasdaq:TRCD), manufacturer of the industry's first clustered server appliance - Lunar Flare NAS - today released NetBench performance results from eTesting Labs, a Ziff Davis Media company.
Using the new generation of 15K RPM HDDs in NAS environment as baseline, Netbench 6.