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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:

06/26/2019: Call-for-Nominations: SPEC Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award 2019. The award of $1000 is open to dissertations that have been defended between October 2018 and September 2019. The submission deadline is September 30, 2019.

06/14/2019: The llth annual ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE) will be held April 20-24, 2020 in Edmonton, Canada.

05/29/2019: The SPEC/GWPG enewsletter, with the latest news and views on graphics and workstation performance evaluation, is live.

05/24/2019: Alex Shows, SPECwpc chair, writes about measuring storage performance based on real-world applications in Storage Review.

05/22/2019: The SPEC RG Cloud Working Group has published a free paper that outlines eight basic principles for better performance measurement of cloud environments.

05/21/2019: Congrats to SPEC participants Jóakim von Kistowski, Johann Pais, Tobias Wahl, Klaus-Dieter Lange, Hansfried Block, John Beckett & Samuel Kounev for the award-winning ICPE2019 paper, "Measuring the Energy Efficiency of Transactional Loads on GPGPU".

05/17/2019: One size rarely fits all in apparel or benchmarks. Read about the complexities of measuring GPU performance in Jon Peddie Research's GraphicSpeak newsletter.

04/16/2019: More than 210 participants from industry and academia attended the 10th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2019) in Mumbai, India. Read more...

03/27/2019: The SPEC/GWPG enewsletter, with the latest news and views on graphics and workstation performance evaluation, is live.

03/20/2019: Congratulations to all the SPEC Award winners from around the globe. Read more about them here.

02/26/2019: The SERT (Server Efficiency Rating Tool) suite debuted six years ago. It is now required by the EPA ENERGY STAR program and is evolving into an international standard for measuring server energy efficiency.

01/16/2019: The SPEC Graphics Performance Characterization Group (SPECgpc) has released a Linux Edition of its SPECviewperf 13 benchmark. The Linux Edition benchmark includes all the new features introduced in the Windows version last May.

01/16/2019: The SPECjbb 2015 benchmark has been updated to version 1.02. This update adds support for Java SE 11. Licensees of versions 1.0 and 1.01 are entitled to a complimentary V1.02 upgrade. SPEC will be retiring SPECjbb2015 V1.01 in April 2019, after which time all result submissions must be made with V1.02.

01/16/2019: SPEC Cloud IaaS 2016 is being retired in favor of its successor, SPEC Cloud IaaS 2018. The last date for submitting benchmark results to SPEC for publication on its website is March 6, 2019. On March 6, 2019, the product will no longer be actively supported by SPEC.


[Older items can be found in the archive.]