The SPEC ENV2002 benchmark is based on the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, a state-of-the-art, non-hydrostatic mesoscale weather model. SPEC/HPG integrated version 1.2.1 of the WFR model into the SPEC tools for building, running and verifying results.
Descriptions of the WRF system can be found on the WRF home page: www.wrf-model.org
TheSPECenvM2002 metric expresses the performance of a computing system in simulating the weather over the continental United States for a 24 hour period at a 22km resolution using the WRF Model.
A presentation about the SPEC ENV2002 Benchmark was given at SC2002 at the HPC BOF (Birds of a Feather) meeting, and is available for download in PowerPoint or PDF format.