SPECapc Releases New Benchmark for
Solid Edge V12 CAD/CAM Software
WARRENTON, Va., March 19, 2003 - SPEC/GPC's Application Performance
Characterization (SPECapc) project group has released an updated benchmark
for systems running Solid Edge Version 12 CAD/CAM software from EDS
PLM Solutions. The benchmark and initial testing results from SPECapc
members are available for free on this web site.
SPECapc for Solid Edge Version 12 is an updated benchmark based on
new features in the software's latest version. The new version increases
the graphics and CPU workloads without requiring additional memory.
EDS PLM Solutions nearly doubled the number of files in the benchmark's
well-head assembly model, and increased the triangle count from 1.3
to 3.8 million. The CPU tests now include a re-compute calculation for
a part with 500 features and a mass property calculation of the assembly.
"EDS PLM Solutions is providing a service to the industry by keeping
this benchmark up to date," says George Chaltas of Intel, SPECapc
chair. "This is the ideal way to create and maintain an application-based
benchmark: The ISV contributes the application expertise and SPECapc
implements proven methodologies that ensure appropriate graphics workloads
and standardized measurement criteria, review processes, and reporting
SPECapc continues to seek models and benchmarks for leading software
programs in three key application areas: CAD/CAM/CAE, visualization,
and digital content creation (DCC).
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