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The XPRTs and GDPR

If you’re like me, your inbox has been receiving a constant stream of “updates to our privacy policy” messages from seemingly every company you’ve ever interacted with. The timing is not coincidental: most of the notifications are the result of companies taking steps to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which [...]

An update on HDXPRT development

It’s been a while since we updated the community on HDXPRT development, and we’ve made a lot of progress since then. Here’s a quick summary of where we are and what to expect in the coming months. The benchmark’s official name will be HDXPRT 4, and we’re sticking with the basic plan we outlined in [...]

The value of speed

I was reading an interesting article on how high-end smartphones like the iPhone X, Pixel 2 XL, and Galaxy S8 generate more money from in-game revenue than cheaper phones do. One line stood out to me: “With smartphones becoming faster, larger and more capable of delivering an engaging gaming experience, these monetization key performance indicators [...]

The WebXPRT 3 source code is now available

We’re excited to announce that the WebXPRT 3 source code is now available to BenchmarkXPRT Development Community members! Download the WebXPRT 3 source here (login required). We’ve also posted a download link on the WebXPRT tab in the Members’ Area. The source code package contains instructions for setting up and configuring a local instance of WebXPRT for those [...]

How the XPRTs handle your data

Data privacy is a hot topic in the news these days. In an ideal world, all applications and websites that have access to users’ sensitive personal information would treat that information with respect. Users could be confident that their data would not be abused, secretly transmitted to third parties, or used as a launchpad for [...]

AIXPRT: We want your feedback!

Today, we’re publishing the AIXPRT Request for Comments (RFC) document. The RFC explains the need for a new artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning benchmark, shows how the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community plans to address that need, and provides preliminary design specifications for the benchmark. We’re seeking feedback and suggestions from anyone interested in shaping the future of [...]