The SPEC/GWPG Report
Updates on graphics and workstation performance
March 2018


Scan image from the new medical viewset to be introduced in SPECviewperf 13.

Major new versions of SPECviewperf
and SPECworkstation slated for Q2

Major versions of SPECviewperf and SPECwpc (to be renamed SPECworkstation) are on tap for Q2 of this year.

SPECviewperf 13 will feature new volume visualization viewsets for energy and medical applications, radically new shaders, and updated viewsets to match more recent versions of the applications on which they are based.

SPECworkstation 3.0 will include new GPU performance measurement, completely redesigned storage workloads based on real application traces, and improved results validation and error reporting.

Both benchmarks will benefit from the new standardized GUI being implemented across all SPEC/GWPG products.

Reproducibility: The holy grail

When benchmarking workstation performance, reproducibility is associated with consistency and predictability. But it is a difficult goal to achieve. Find out more in our two-part series.

  • Part 1 discusses why reproducibility is important and the major factors for achieving it.
  • Part 2 takes a deep dive into the rigorous testing and verification that must be done to ensure reproducibility.

Check out more articles on LinkedIn Pulse to learn about the art, mechanics and people behind professional 3D graphics and workstation benchmarking.

Using SPECapc benchmark results

How do you use SPECapc benchmark results posted on the SPEC website to get a better idea of application-based performance for professional workstations? Find out in the latest benchmarking article on Jon Peddie Research's GraphicSpeak news site.

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