Hello, As announced in my GSoC proposal I'd like to announce which benchmarks I'll use for the benchmark suite I will work on this summer.
As of now there are two benchmark suites (that I know of) which receive some sort of attention, those are the ones developed as part of the PyPy project which is used for http://speed.pypy.org and the one initially developed for Unladen Swallow which has been continued by CPython. The PyPy benchmarks contain a lot of interesting benchmarks some explicitly developed for that suite, the CPython benchmarks have an extensive set of microbenchmarks in the pybench package as well as the previously mentioned modifications made to the Unladen Swallow benchmarks.
I'd like to "simply" merge both suites so that no changes are lost. However I'd like to leave out the waf benchmark which is part of the PyPy suite, the removal was proposed on pypy-dev for obvious deficits. It will be easier to add a better benchmark later than replacing it at a later point.
Unless there is a major issue with this plan I'd like to go forward with this.