A benchmark is a collection of warriors against which a Corewar program under development can be optimised. A good benchmark normally has a similar balance to the hill. The test results should pinpoint any weakness in the warrior being tested.

Wilfiz is a decent coresize 8000 benchmark and is recommended for both beginners and experienced players alike.

Wilkies

JKW's Beginner's Benchmark page

Download the Wilkies benchmark in wilkies.zip (9K)

Scott Manley calculated these warrior ratings using the Wilkies benchmark

Wilbez

Download the Wilbez benchmark in wilbez.zip (12K)

Scott Manley calculated these warrior ratings using the Wilbez benchmark

Wilmoo

The WilMoo Benchmark page

Download the WilMoo benchmark in wilmoo.zip (16K)

Wilfiz

The WilFiz Benchmark page

Download the Wilfiz benchmark in wilfiz.zip (13K)

The White Army

Download the White Army benchmark in ssr5bm.zip (18K)

Moore '88

Download David Moore's '88 benchmark in moore88.zip (13K)

Metcalf's Tiny Benchmark

Download the 2004 update to the tiny benchmark in tinybm04.zip (16K)

Here are warrior ratings calculated with the 2004 tiny benchmark.

Download the 2002 tiny benchmark in tinybm02.zip (14K)

Here are warrior ratings calculated with the 2002 tiny benchmark.

Franz's Tiny Benchmark

Download Franz's tiny evolver benchmark in tinyfran.zip (9K)

Here are warrior ratings calculated with Franz's tiny benchmark.

Metcalf's Nano Benchmark

Download the nano benchmark in nanobm07.zip (21K)

Here are warrior ratings calculated with the nano benchmark.

Download yacena07.zip (14K) if you need the benchmark in Yace format.