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Intel publises misleading benchmarks against AMD

“Intel published a set of benchmarks showing its advantage of a dual Intel Xeon Platinum 9282 system versus the AMD EPYC 7742” writes Patrick Has Been for servethehome.com. HPC Leadership Where it Matters — Real-World Performance Just to be clear, I know and personally like the Intel performance labs folks as well as the folks on their new performance strategy team. Source: servethehome.com

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Startup benchmark resources – what does it take to raise seed and Series A

“For example, this post on 10 magic metrics indicating a consumer tech startup probably has product/market fit Deep tech is harder to measure/compare, especially in the early stage” reports vccafe.com. In Rob Go’s words: In SaaS the main benchmarks being measured are revenue growth, sales efficiency (unit economics), churn and burn rate.With the explosion in DTC products (see my post on VC Cafe), they probably deserve a category of benchmarks on their own. There’s a slower adoption curve than SaaS or consumer, and often requires market education and selling services…

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CME’s Bitcoin Index Provider Wins First Crypto Benchmark License in EU

“CF Benchmarks has become the first cryptocurrency index provider to be recognized as a Benchmark Administrator under the European Benchmarks Regulation (EU BMR)” reports coindesk.com. Moreover, CF Benchmarks will maintain this license even if the U.K. exits the EU in the next few months, Chung said. “Even in a Brexit scenario this particular piece of financial regulation has equivalency status between the U.K. and Europe,” he said.The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorized CF Benchmarks as an administrator on Friday, affirming that financial institutions can use the company’s indices in…

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Stocks end lower after failed Trump-Kim summit, but benchmarks log strong February gains

“However, market participants highlighted the economic reports highlight expansion that is tapering from heady levels of a 4.2% growth rate in the second quarter of 2018” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. U.S. stocks finished lower Thursday after a sudden breakdown in denuclearization talks with North Korea weighed on sentiment, even though main indexes posted strong gains in February.The Commerce Department’s estimate of fourth-quarter GDP growth showed the U.S. economy growing at a rate of 2.6%, well above consensus expectations of 1.9%, per a MarketWatch poll of economists.LB, -4.60% shares declined…

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Intel’s 14-Core I9-9990XE Auctioned for $2,300, More Benchmarks Posted

“Puget Systems has posted several reviews of performance in various Adobe applications, which we’ve covered here, and now the company has shared new benchmarks in more common applications” writes Paul Alcorn for tomshardware.com. Luckily, Puget Systems has already posted several reviews of the processor in Adobe Applications, and now has shared more data on pricing, along with performance in several standard benchmarks, like Cinebench.It also offers much higher performance than the Core i9-9900K across the board. Source: tomshardware.com

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These U.S. stock benchmarks are already in a bear market — and the S&P 500 isn’t far behind

“While some market arbiters declare a bear market based on intraday prices, Dow Jones Market Data holds that a bear market occurs when an asset closes 20% below its bull-market peak” writes Deputy Markets Editor for marketwatch.com. Mark Hulbert: This still looks like just a stock-market correction, not something worse What is a bear market?. The long-running bull market in U.S. stocks may be famously unloved but it won’t be unmourned when it finally goes to that great bovine graveyard in the sky. Source: marketwatch.com

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Refinitiv Reforms Thai Baht FX Benchmarks

“The company revamped its offering as it started sourcing Thai baht and Thai Baht Offshore data from its Matching platform” writes Victor Golovtchenko for financemagnates.com. The data is calculated using multiple broad and liquid sources, and is subject to stringent quality controls” The Thai baht addition compliments Refinitiv’s financial benchmarks portfolio.The company is administering over 30 key rates and serves as a calculation agent for over 40 critical national and regional interest rates and FX benchmarks.Refinitiv included the data from Matching after a thorough review of the market. Source: financemagnates.com

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U.S. stocks attempt slight rebound from tech and internet-related rout

“U.S. stock benchmarks Tuesday fought to gain traction higher after an ugly start to the week” writes Mark Decambre for marketwatch.com. All three benchmarks fell sharply on Monday, with the Dow plunging more than 600 points, on the back of sharp declines in shares of Apple Inc.However, shares were down 1.4% as a call to discuss results with analysts was under way.GS, +1.09% Market players attributed Tuesday’s tepid optimism to apparent progress in trade talks. Source: marketwatch.com

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3 measurable benchmarks for enterprise AI that define the future

“Rule of thumb: If the AI platform you are considering forces you to limit the number of challenges you can tackle, then you should look elsewhere” writes Pedro Alves for venturebeat.com. The efficiency of your AI platform can be determined by looking at how much of the data science pipeline is streamlined and automated.It’s not cheap to hire, train, and maintain multiple skill sets or build redundant infrastructure based on the whims of your AI platform. Source: venturebeat.com

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