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The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) is a non-profit corporation formed to establish, maintain and endorse standardized benchmarks and tools to evaluate performance and energy efficiency for the newest generation of computing systems. SPEC develops benchmark suites and also reviews and publishes submitted results from our member organizations and other benchmark licensees.

What's New:

09/12/2018: SPEC releases SPECjEnterprise2018 Web Profile, a new benchmark measuring full-system performance of Java EE 7 Web Profile application servers and their supporting infrastructure such as JVM, Database, CPU, disk and servers.

08/15/2018: SPEC's Application Performance Characterization (SPECapc) project group has updated its performance evaluation software for systems running Dassault Systemes' Solidworks CAD/CAM application. The new SPECapc for Solidworks 2017 benchmark is designed to run on Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit platforms.

06/25/2018: The 10th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2019) has issued a call for contributions and it will be held April 7-11, 2019 in Mumbai, India. ICPE brings together researchers and practitioners to report state-of-the-art and in-progress research on performance engineering of software and systems, including performance measurement, modeling, benchmark design, and run-time performance management.

This year's main theme is "performance engineering in the Artificial Intelligence era." The ICPE program committee is looking for contributions that use AI techniques to enhance the performance modeling, estimation, and optimization of complex systems. At the same time, contributions that analyze and improve AI systems are invited for submission.

05/30/2018: SPEC's Research Group has issued a call for nominations for the Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award recognizing outstanding doctoral dissertations in the field of computer benchmarking, performance evaluation, and experimental system analysis. The award is open to dissertations that have been defended between October 2017 and September 2018.

05/23/2018: The SPEC Graphics Performance Characterization Group (SPECgpc) has released an all-new version of its SPECviewperf graphics performance benchmark. SPECviewperf 13 features new volume visualization viewsets for energy and medical applications, a redesigned GUI, improved scoring and reporting methods, and updated viewsets to support more recent versions of the applications on which they are based.

03/01/2018: As of March 1, 2018, SPEC offers HPG benchmarks (ACCEL, MPI2007, OMP2012) free of charge to qualified non-profit organizations worldwide. Qualified organizations can request a license and software download.

 

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