Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation
SPEC improves CPU2006 benchmark
V1.2 to become new version for SPEC website reporting on December 19
GAINESVILLE, Va., September 7, 2011 — The Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. has released SPEC CPU2006 V1.2, with major upgrades that improve the user experience. After December 19, 2011, SPEC CPU 2006 V1.2 will replace V1.1 for results submissions to the SPEC website.
Better user experience
"Users should have a better benchmarking experience with V1.2, from the moment they begin testing to the reporting of results," says Jeff Reilly, SPEC CPU2006 subcommittee chair.
Major improvements in SPEC CPU2006 V1.2 include:
Licensing and requirements
Results generated by SPEC CPU2006 V1.2 are comparable to results from V1.1 and V1.0. Upgrades to V1.2 are free to current licensees. SPEC will contact existing licensees and send the new version upon verifying a shipping address.
For those without a SPEC CPU2006 license, V1.2 is available for immediate delivery on DVD from SPEC. The cost is $800 for new customers, $400 for upgrades from SPEC CPU2000, and $200 for qualified non-profit organizations and accredited educational institutions.
General requirements for running the benchmarks include a Windows or UNIX operating system, a DVD drive, 1 to 2 GB of memory per thread, 8 GB of unused disk space, and a set of compilers. More details on system requirements can be found at: http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/Docs/system-requirements.html.
Additional product and ordering information is available on the SPEC web site at www.spec.org/cpu2006.
SPEC is a non-profit organization that establishes, maintains and endorses standardized benchmarks to evaluate performance for the newest generation of computing systems. Its membership comprises more than 70 leading computer hardware and software vendors, educational institutions, research organizations, and government agencies worldwide.
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