SPECopc Releases SPECviewperf 7.0 for UNIX;
Demonstrates Maya Viewset Under Development
SAN ANTONIO, July 24, 2002 -- SPEC/GPC's OpenGL
Performance Characterization (SPECopc) project group today released
a UNIX version of SPECviewperf 7.0, its graphics performance evaluation
software, and demonstrated for the first time a Maya viewset under development.
Both the UNIX and Windows versions of SPECviewperf 7.0 are available
for downloading on this web site.
SPECviewperf 7.0 includes new features for more accurately capturing
and testing graphics functionality from real applications. It provides
new and updated viewsets representing popular CAD/CAM/CAE and digital
content creation (DCC) applications, including 3ds max, Pro/ENGINEER,
Unigraphics, Data Explorer, DesignReview and Lightscape.
The Maya viewset demonstrated for the first time at SIGGRAPH 2002 will
round out the SPECviewperf 7.0 suite. It will provide the first standardized
method for measuring performance based on real-world use of Maya. The
Maya viewset is a cooperative effort between Alias/Wavefront and SPECopc.
"SPECviewperf 7.0 for UNIX widens the audience for those seeking
a credible, repeatable measure of real-world graphics performance based
on popular applications," says Bill Licea-Kane of ATI, SPECopc's
chair. "The new Maya viewset will fill the demand to evaluate graphics
performance for this popular high-end 3D animation application."
SPECviewperf measures the 3D rendering performance of systems running
under the OpenGL application programming interface (API). Viewsets are
the test files that run under SPECviewperf. They represent a similar
mix of graphics rendering and manipulation found in actual applications.
There have been 4,500 downloads of SPECviewperf 7.0 for Windows in the
two months since it became available.
SPECopc is a project group of the Graphics Performance Characterization
(GPC) Group, which is part of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corp.
(SPEC). SPEC is a non-profit corporation formed to establish, maintain
and endorse a standardized set of relevant benchmarks that can be applied
to the newest generation of high-performance computers. SPEC's membership
includes computer hardware and software vendors, and leading universities
and research facilities worldwide.
Bob Cramblitt, Erin Hatfield
Cramblitt & Company