High Performance Group
The SPEC High-Performance Group (HPG) develops
represent large, real applications, in scientific and technical
use industry standard parallel application programming interfaces
(APIs), OpenMP and MPI
support shared-memory and message passing programming paradigms,
can evaluate shared-memory computers, distributed-memory computers and
workstation clusters as well as traditional massively parallel
come in several data sets sizes (from a few minutes to days of
allow for certain hand optimizations of the codes (as opposed to
HPG Benchmark Suites
ACCEL focuses on the performance of highly parallel compute
intensive applications using hardware acceleration using the
OpenCL and OpenACC standards.
MPI2007 is SPEC's benchmark suite for measuring performance of
compute intensive applications using the Message-Passing Interface
(MPI) across a wide range of cluster and SMP hardware.
Beginning with SPEC MPI v2.0, both the MPIM2001 and MPIL2001 benchmark
suites are contained on one DVD. The current version of the suite is
OMP2012 is the successor to the OMP2001 suite and is designed for
measuring performance using applications based on the OpenMP 3.1
standard for shared-memory parallel processing. The benchmark also
includes an optional metric for measuring energy consumption.
SPEC HPG benchmark suite for evaluating the performance of OpenMP
applications and shared-memory systems. The suite has been retired
and no further result submissions are being accepted. OMP2001 has
been succeeded by the OMP2012 suite.
SPEC HPG benchmark suite for measuring the performance of high-end
computing systems running real applications from scientific and technical
computing, especially suited for evaluating the performance of parallel
computer architectures, including distributed memory computers. HPC2002
has been retired; no further result submissions are being accepted and
sales of the suite have been discontinued. Information will remain
available here for historical purposes.
The HPC96 suite has been retired, and was replaced by the HPC2002
suite. Information will remain available here for historical purposes, but further
result submissions are not being accepted and sales of the suite have been discontinued.
Use of HPG Benchmark Results
For any organization (or individual) who chooses to make public
comparisons using SPEC benchmark results, please be sure to read and
follow the Fair Use Policy. If you
wish to make academic or research use of benchmark results, please review
the recommendations in the document, "Guidelines for the Use of SPEC HPG
Benchmarks in Research Publications."
Materials from HPG's Birds of a Feather (BOF) session at
now available online:
SPEC High Performance Group (An Introduction)
Kumaran Kalyanasundaram, SGI
Overview of SPEC HPG Benchmarks
Matthias Mueller, High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart
Materials from other HPG conference presentations are also
available; most are in Powerpoint
and PDF format.
We welcome your interest in joining SPEC/HPG!
Future Benchmark Development, Call For Participation:
SPEC/HPG has continuing benchmark development efforts underway, and would
welcome your participation. If you're a HPC application developer,
system supplier, or user, this is your opportunity to help shape the
standardized testing of your competitors! Contact SPEC