Rick Merrit from EETimes has posted an article detailing the Embench call for support.
Embench aims to create a new benchmark suite aimed at evaluating micro-controller processors. It was founded by a small group led by Dave Patterson six months ago. Embench is based around a set of core ideas:
Benchmark suites must be available free of cost and available under an open-source license.
Benchmark suites must consist of a range of real programs, while providing a single summary number.
Benchmark suites must be regularly updated to stay relevant in a fast-changing world.
The full article can be found at EETimes.