Abstract: A synthetic benchmark for a computer program and a method and computer program product for creating a synthetic benchmark for a computer program. The synthetic benchmark is created using statistical information that is collected about an executing program, and some hints about the machine on which the benchmark will be run. When executed, the synthetic benchmark exhibits behavior similar to the computer program to permit computer performance to be accurately measured.
February 28, 2008
Date of Patent:
August 9, 2011
International Business Machines Corporation
Abstract: A thermal barrier device provides a heat insulative cover having low to negligible permeability to water vapor and a remote controlled reeling and unreeling mechanism for deploying and harvesting the cover onto and off of the exposed surfaces of ice rinks, curling rinks, ski jumps, toboggan runs, and the like. The length and width required for covering a particular exposed surface is readily adjustable by lengthwise and edgewise coupling means.