SPECapc for Solid Edge V12 was developed by EDS PLM Solutions
in cooperation with the SPECapc group. It represents typical user
operations that are valuable in evaluating the performance of
systems running Solid Edge.
The new benchmark runs on Microsoft Windows NT/2000 and Windows
XP. The latest version increases the graphics and CPU workloads
without requiring additional memory. EDS PLM Solutions nearly
doubled the number of files in the well-head assembly model, and
increased the triangle count from 1.3 to 3.8 million. The CPU
tests now include a re-compute for a part with 500 features and
a mass property calculation. Four basic areas of performance are
- Graphics - measures commonly used commands in three
modes: smooth shading, wireframe, and smooth shading with textures
- File I/O - measures opening and saving the well-head
assembly model using three different display configurations:
all inactive, all active, and a combination of active, inactive
and hidden parts.
- CPU - exercises real-time VHL representation and re
computing an assembly.
- Workflow - represents a typical set of operations users
will execute during the course of creating a project, such as
real-time drawing view placement, in-place assembly activation,
in-place part activation, modifying a model, and updating all
the files due to the model change.
EDS PLM Solutions considers all four portions of the benchmark
to be equally important in evaluating performance using Solid
Edge, so they have been given equal weightings when calculating
the geometric mean. The reference system for computing the normalized
ratio is a 1.50GHz Pentium 4 running Windows 2000 SP3 with 1GB
of PC800 ECC RDRAM, an NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro graphics card, and a
20GB ATA/100 hard drive.