Updated: 10/04/2017 by Computer Hope

Developed by Reinhold Weicker in 1984, Dhrystone is a benchmark software program used to test a computer's processor's integer performance. Each Dhrystone is a measurement of how many times the program can run each second. For example, '1234 Dhrystones per second' indicate the program could run 1,234 times in a one-second period.

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