SPECapc Demonstrates Benchmarks
for Maya, Unigraphics Applications
LOS ANGELES, August 11, 1999 -- SPEC/GPC’s Application
Performance Characterization (SPECapc) project group demonstrated
benchmarks under development for Alias|
Wavefront’s Maya and Unigraphics’ UG applications at SIGGRAPH
’99 in Los Angeles. SPECapc also previewed new versions of its
SolidWorks benchmark, SPECapc for SolidWorks 99, and its
Pro/ENGINEER benchmark, SPECapc for Pro/ENGINEER 2000.
Maya is a high-end 3D animation program used widely in television and
movie production. Unigraphics is one of the world’s leading CAD/CAM/CAE
SPECapc is seeking to add 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 this web site.
"We are searching for models and benchmarks available in the public
domain that can be adapted as industry standards," says Paul Martin
of Hewlett-Packard, SPECapc’s chair. "We bring to the table the
proven SPEC/GPC methodology, which helps ensure that the resulting benchmarks
contain appropriate graphics workloads and standardized 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.