Figure of merit


A figure of merit (FOM) is a performance metric that characterizes the performance of a device, system, or method, relative to its alternatives.[1][2]



Computational benchmarks are synthetic figures of merit that summarize the speed of algorithms or computers in performing various typical tasks.


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