Overview of Moby
Moby (Android/Architectural Simulation Benchmark):
1) is a benchmark suite composed of mobile applications. The suite focuses on popular mobile applications and is designed to study the behaviors of mobile applications on simulators for architectural researchers.
2) has already ported to the gem5 simulator and tested under the ARM architecture of gem5.
All the applications contained in Moby are popular mobile applications and have high downloads on Google play store.
In total, Moby contains 11 applications spanning 10 categories, including web browser, social network, online shopping, email, audio, video, document, map and game.
The typical operations of all applications in Moby are extracted, and they can be executed on simulators without user interaction.
The current version of the suite contains the following 10 mobile applications from many different categories such as web browser, social network, online shopping, email, audio, video, document, map and game.
- BBench (Web Browser): Load web pages
- K9Mail (Email): Load/Show emails
- SinaWeibo (Social Network): Load information
- NeteaseNews (News): Check and load news
- KingsoftOffice (Document Process): Open doc/xls/ppt file
- AdobeReader (Document Process): Open pdf file
- BaiduMap (Map): Load map information of a specific area
- MXPlayer (Video): Play a video
- TTPod (Audio): Play a song
- FrozenBubble (Game): Load game
- If you want to learn more detail about the descriptions and characteristics of Moby, please refer to our paper: Moby-ISPASS2014.pdf.
If you are interested in the disk images and execution scripts of Moby for the gem5 simulator, you can download them from:
The brief introduction about executing Moby in gem5 can be available at http://www.gem5.org/AsimBench.
If you use Moby (or AsimBench) in your work please cite our paper which will be appeared in ISPASS'2014.
Yongbing Huang, Zhongbin Zha, Mingyu Chen, Lixin Zhang. Moby: A Mobile Benchmark Suite for Architectural Simulators. IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software (ISPASS), Monterey, CA, March 2014.
If you would like to talk to us more about Moby, please let us know. Any suggestions are welcomed.
You can reach Yongbing Huang at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.