SPECapc Releases New Benchmarks for
Unigraphics V17 and SolidEdge V10 Applications
WARRENTON, Va., October 24, 2001 - SPEC/GPC's Application Performance
Characterization (SPECapc) project group has released new benchmarks
for systems running Unigraphics V17 and SolidEdge V10 software.
Both benchmarks are available for free downloading on this web
site. Initial SPECapc for Unigraphics V17 testing results have
been posted on the web site; the first results for SPECapc for
SolidEdge V10 will be posted on November 7.
SPECapc for Unigraphics V17 was developed by a user with 20 years of
experience with the application. It reflects new functionality and features
in the latest version of the popular CAD/CAM software. New models include
an engine assembly containing more than 400,000 vertices, and an intake
manifold assembly containing more than 200,000 vertices. Both models
are considerably larger than those used in SPECapc for Unigraphics V15.
The benchmark is currently available for Windows, with a UNIX version
expected in the near future.
SPECapc for SolidEdge V10 is an updated benchmark based on new features
in the software's latest version. It uses the same models - a well-head
assembly with 1,320 parts and 1.3-million polygons, and a 64-part hydraulic
jack assembly with 66,000 polygons - as its predecessor, SPECapc for
SPECapc continues to seek additional benchmarks for leading software
programs in three key application areas: CAD/CAM/CAE, visualization
and digital content creation (DCC). SPECapc benchmarks and updated performance
results are offered for free on the GPC News web site.
"We're grateful to EDS PLM Solutions for what it has done to bring
these benchmarks to CAD/CAM users around the world," says George
Chaltas of Intel, SPECapc's chair. "This is the ideal way to develop
a benchmark, with the ISV contributing the application expertise and
SPECapc implementing proven methodologies that standardize measurement
criteria, review processes, and reporting formats."
SPECapc is a project group of the Graphics Performance Characterization
(GPC) Group, which in turn 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