PennySort competition
The goal of the PennySort benchmark is to reflect the progress done by technology, in particular, evolvement of I/O OS subsystems and file systems. This benchmark measures what data volume can be sorted for "one penny" on a system, which cost is distributed over three years. We adopted our sorting routine from our STXXL library and have participated in the competition.
The contest is conducted by Jim Gray from Microsoft Research. For the rules see PennySort home page.

This year (2003) we have taken the second prise in the Indy category. See our report: [pdf].
Sources: [tgz]
PennySort medals