SPEC/GPC Expands Benchmark Options
for Organizations Outside Its Membership
MANASSAS, Va., July 21, 2003 - SPEC's Graphics Performance Characterization
(SPEC/GPC) group has launched a new program that gives those who are
not currently members of the organization access to its benchmarking
review and publication processes.
"SPEC/GPC believes the user community benefits from a wide range
of objective performance results," says Steve Donley, SPEC/GPC
chair. "To that end we are making it easier for organizations to
utilize our review process to ensure credible, repeatable results that
can be trusted by those evaluating performance."
SPEC/GPC's SPECviewperf and SPECapc application-based benchmarks are
considered worldwide standards for objective performance measurement.
SPECviewperf allows direct performance comparisons of graphics hardware
running datasets from popular CAD/CAM, digital content creation, and
visualization applications. SPECapc benchmarks measure total performance
- graphics, I/O and CPU - for popular graphics-intensive applications.
SPECviewperf and SPECapc results that are approved under the SPEC/GPC
review process can be used for marketing purposes and will be posted
on the GPC News web site, which receives approximately 15 million visitors
annually. The new program offers the following plans for organizations
that are not currently SPEC/GPC members:
- Season Ticket - Publication of unlimited approved submissions
for either SPECviewperf or SPECapc for one year for $6,000.
- Ultimate Season Ticket - Expands the season plan to provide
an unlimited number of approved annual submissions for both SPECviewperf
and SPECapc benchmarks for $10,000.
- Select Season Ticket - Publication of 16 approved submissions
(submission defined as one configuration running either the SPECviewperf
suite or one SPECapc benchmark) over the course of the year for $2,500.
Submissions will stay posted on the web site for six months.
- Limited Season Ticket - Publication of eight (8) approved
submissions over the course of the year for $1,500. Submissions will
stay posted on the web site for six months.
- Single Ticket - Publication of a single approved submission
for $250. The submission will stay posted on the GPC News web site
for three months.
For more information, click here
or contact the SPEC office: firstname.lastname@example.org;
tel: 540-349-7878; fax: 540-349-5992.
SPEC/GPC is part of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. (SPEC),
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.
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