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Benchmarking organization SPEC has formed a committee to oversee the development of vendor-agnostic benchmarks for machine-learning training and inference tasks. SPEC, the non-profit Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation, produces a range of benchmarks that are widely used to evaluate the performance of computer systems …

  1. Paratrooping Parrot


    “IDC expects enterprises to spend nearly $342 billion on AI in 2021, and it's essential that these companies understand what that money will buy,” Kang said in a statement.

    I think they need to work it out a tad faster as it's 2022 already. :)

    1. diodesign (Written by Reg staff) Silver badge

      IDC figures

      I think the point is that it's too early to know exactly how much was spent in 2021, so IDC is guesstimating right now.


  2. HildyJ Silver badge

    Too bad

    They're only measuring speed and not accuracy. Going 10% faster from Garbage In to Garbage Out doesn't seem to me to be a useful benchmark.

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