03/22/2013: - An updated PTDaemon, V1.6.0 is now available. This release
adds support for the Yokogawa WT310, two iButtonLink temperature sensors, and 3-phase
power measurement support. Additional stability enhancements and support for non-standard
baud rates have also been added, among other changes. Users of SPECpower_ssj2008 and the SERT tool are encouraged to download and apply the update.
All SPECpower_ssj2008 submissions on or after September 18th, 2013 must be made with v1.6.0 of PTDaemon.
03/13/2013: - SPEC announces the release of SPECapc
for SolidWorks 2013. The benchmark includes 10 new models, each of which is
exercised with 12 tests. Models were selected from the SolidWorks user community, with
an emphasis on real-world datasets that can be distributed in the public domain. The benchmark
is available in versions for both commercial and personal use.
02/26/2013: - SPEC announces the release of the Server Efficiency
Rating Tool (SERT). It is intended to measure server energy efficiency, initially
as part of the second generation of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR for Computer Servers program. Designed to be simple to configure and use via a comprehensive graphical user interface,
the SERT uses a set of synthetic worklets to test discrete system components such as processors,
memory and storage, providing detailed power consumption data at different load levels.
01/25/2013: - SPEC's Research Group has selected Shicong Meng from the
Georgia Institute of Technology as the winner of the 2012 SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award,
which will be awarded at the ICPE 2013 International Conference.
The Distinguished Dissertation Award is given to a Ph.D. student whose thesis is
regarded to be an exceptional, innovative contribution in the scope of the SPEC
01/23/2013: - SPEC announces the release of SPECjbb2013,
developed from the ground up to measure performance based on the latest Java application
features. It is expected to be used widely by all those interested in Java server performance,
including JVM vendors, hardware developers, Java application developers, researchers and
members of the academic community. New features include support for multiple run
configurations, exercise of new Java 7 features, and support for virtualization
and cloud environments.
01/23/2013: - The SERT Demo session is currently in progress (1:30 PM -
4:00 PM Central time). If you would like to attend the demo, please register and the WebEx login information
will be sent to you.
12/13/2012: - An updated PTDaemon, V1.5.0 is now available. This
release adds support for multichannel and multiphase measurements on suitably
configured power analyzers, together with a comprehensive set of fixes and enhancements
across the accepted set of power analyzers. SPECpower_ssj2008 users are encouraged to download and apply the
update. All SPECpower_ssj2008 submissions on or after June 12th,
2013 must be made with v1.5.0 of PTDaemon.
12/11/2012: - A SERT Training/Demo session will
be run in conjunction with the SPEC Annual and Joint Meeting in Austin, TX. This
session will take place on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM CST
at the Austin Convention Center. You must register in order to attend the demo. Upon completion of the session, attendees will
receive a Certificate of Participation.
11/14/2012: - A new Workstation Performance Characterization (SPECwpc)
project group has become part of SPEC's Graphics and Workstation
Performance Group (SPEC/GWPG). SPECwpc joins two other benchmarking project groups —
SPECapc and SPECgpc — operating under the SPEC/GWPG umbrella. The newest
SPEC/GWPG project group is creating a benchmark that measures the performance of
workstations running algorithms used in popular applications, but without requiring
the full application and associated licensing to be installed on the system under test.
Visit the SPECwpc overview page for more information.
11/13/2012: - Alan Adamson,
member of the SPEC Board of Directors, passed away on October 31, 2012. In addition to
his role as a board member, Alan had served as chair of the Java subcommittee and the
OSG Steering Committee. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the SPEC Research Group and the ICPE series of joint
conferences with ACM.
10/26/2012: - SPEC's Research Group has formed
a new working group called "Benchmarking Architectures for Intrusion Detection in
Virtualized Environments" whose mission is to foster and to facilitate innovative
research in computer system and network intrusion detection, with special attention given
to benchmarking intrusion detection systems in virtualized cloud environments. Visit the official website of the group for further information.
10/17/2012: - SPEC's High-Performance Group (SPEC/HPG) has
released an updated benchmark for measuring performance using applications
based on the OpenMP 3.1 standard for shared-memory parallel processing.
The benchmark, called SPEC OMP2012, includes an
optional metric for measuring energy consumption. Existing licensees of
the OMP2001 benchmark qualify for discounted upgrade pricing to OMP2012.
09/11/2012: - SPEC's Research Group,
as part of their mission to foster the exchange of knowledge and experiences between
industry and academia in the field of quantitative system evaluation and analysis,
has published the first issue of the Research
Group Newsletter. This regular publication will provide you with information
on latest developments, news and announcements relevant to the benchmarking and
quantitative system evaluation communities.
08/08/2012: - SPECapc announces the release of the SPECapc for Autodesk Maya
2012 benchmark. The benchmark software is available as a free download for Microsoft
Windows 7 64-bit platforms.
07/26/2012: - SPECpower_ssj2008 V1.12 is now available. This is a point release which includes updates to the reporter,
PTDaemon, and support for a new analyzer. For a list of the latest changes, see the release notes.
Starting December 11, 2012, all results must be published using V1.12. Current
licensees of previous versions of the software are eligible to receive a free upgrade
to V1.12 by contacting SPEC.
07/18/2012: - Call for Papers, ICPE 2013: SPEC announces a call
for papers for the 4th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance
Engineering, to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, on April 21-24, 2013.
Submissions are invited in any of five tracks: Research; Industrial Applications
and Experience; Posters and Demos; Tutorials; and Work-in-Progress and Vision
Papers. Paper submission dates vary by track; please see the ICPE website for further details.
06/13/2012: - SPEC's Open Systems Group (OSG) has formed a new Cloud group to work in cooperation with other SPEC committees and subcommittees to define
cloud benchmark methodologies, determine and recommend application workloads,
identify cloud metrics for existing SPEC benchmarks, and develop new cloud benchmarks. Participation from cloud providers and users
06/12/2012: - SPEC is seeking
beta testers for the Server Efficiency Rating Tool.
Measurement and reporting via the SERT will be required by the United States
Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR for Servers v2.0 specification.
SERT Beta-2 testing is open to anyone who has a SPEC-accepted power analyzer
and temperature sensor, signs a beta license, and commits to providing feedback.
06/04/2012: - SPEC's Application Performance Characterization project
group announces the release of SPECapc
for PTC Creo® 2.0. The benchmark provides eight workflows that exercise all aspects of system performance when
running the popular application. Composite scores are generated for graphics,
shaded graphics, wireframe graphics, CPU and I/O performance.
05/23/2012: - An updated PTDaemon, V1.4.2,
for SPECpower_ssj2008 has been released.
SPECpower_ssj2008 users are encouraged to download and apply the update.
All SPECpower_ssj2008 submissions on or after November 14th, 2012 must
be made with v1.4.2 of PTDaemon. No further SPECpower_ssj2008 submissions with
Solaris running on either an x86 or SPARC-based Controller will be accepted after
August 8th, 2012.
04/11/2012: - SPEC's Application Performance Characterization (SPECapc)
project group has released SPECapc for
Siemens NX 6. The benchmark is freely available for download.
04/05/2012: - SPECjEnterprise2010 v1.03 is now available. This update includes performance-neutral changes to address
known issues. Beginning May 1, 2012, all result submissions must be made using
version 1.03. Licensees of earlier versions of the SPECjEnterprise2010 software
may request a free update to 1.03 by contacting SPEC.
03/26/2012: - ICPE 2012, the
Third ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering, will be held
April 22-25 in Boston, MA. Advance registration for the technical program and tutorials ends on April 15.
02/07/2012: - SPEC's Research Group (SPEC RG) opens a repository of peer-reviewed tools for quantitative system evaluation and analysis.
As a contribution to the community, SPEC RG addresses the need for a collection of tools
that have undergone a thorough review process by multiple independent experts to ensure high
quality, maturity and relevance.
01/18/2012: - SPEC is beginning investigation of a proposed new benchmark that would measure compute-intensive
performance of handheld devices such as tablets and smart phones. The first face-to-face
meeting in the exploratory process will be held Monday morning, January 30, in San Jose, California.
Anyone interested in attending this meeting or participating in the handheld working
group should contact SPEC at email@example.com for more information and registration.
01/04/2012: - SPEC's Graphics and Workstation Performance Group (SPEC/GWPG)
is seeking applications, algorithms and workloads for a proposed workstation performance benchmark.
01/03/2012: - Reminder: The SPECweb2005 and SPECweb2009 benchmarks
will be retired on January 12. After that date,
no further result submissions for publication will be accepted and technical support for the
software will end. Please see the retirement notice for
information regarding post-retirement publication of results independently of SPEC.
12/22/2011: - Luk Van Ertvelde of Ghent University and Kai Sachs of
TU Darmstadt first to win new SPEC
Distinguished Dissertation Award.
12/15/2011: - REMINDER: Starting at 3AM Eastern US Time on December 20, 2011,
SPEC will stop accepting SPEC CPU2006 V1.1 results for publication on the SPEC
website; at that point SPEC will only accept SPEC CPU2006 V1.2 results. For more
information about SPEC CPU2006 V1.2, please see http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/press/v1.2release.html.
11/14/2011 - SPEC/HPG developing new
benchmark to evaluate systems with floating-point accelerator
09/28/2011 - SPEC releases first beta of
Server Efficiency Rating Tool (SERT)
09/13/2011 - SPECpower_ssj2008 V1.11 has been released.
This update includes several enhancements and
code changes to all benchmark components, documentation updates, and run and reporting rules
enhancements. All SPECpower_ssj2008 results published after December 13, 2011 must use version
1.11. All existing licensees will receive a notice on how to get a free update.
09/07/2011 - SPEC CPU2006 V1.2 has been released. Changes in this version address
additional tools and features to improve results
checking/automation, updated tools sets for recent operating changes, porting
changes for new environments and updates to address bugs and errata. These changes
are performance neutral and v1.2 results are comparable to previous SPEC CPU2006
the SPEC office with any questions.
09/06/2011 - SPEC announces the release of SPECsip_Infrastructure2011,
designed to evaluate a system's ability to act as a SIP server supporting a particular SIP application.
The application modeled is a VoIP deployment for an enterprise, telco, or service provider, where the
SIP server performs proxying and registration.
08/09/2011 - The SPECmail2001 and SPECmail2009 benchmarks will be retired on 31 October 2011. The
SPECweb2005 and SPECweb2009 benchmarks will be retired
on 12 January 2012. Benchmark sales, support, and result publication will be affected.
08/09/2011 - The Graphics and Workstation Performance Group (SPEC/GWPG) announces a new application-level benchmark for Autodesk Maya 2012 and outlines a new vision for
its SPECviewperf performance evaluation software. For details, please see the press release.
07/22/2011 - Call for Papers, ICPE 2012;
SPEC announces a call for papers for the 3rd ACM/SPEC International
Conference on Performance Engineering, to be held in Boston, April 22-25, 2012.
Submissions are invited in any of five tracks: Research; Industrial Applications and
Experience; Posters and Demos; Tutorials; and Work-in-Progress and Vision Papers. Paper submission dates vary
by track; please see the ICPE website for further details.
07/20/2011 - Call-for-Nominations: SPEC Benchmarking Research PhD Award 2011;
an exceptional, innovative contribution in the scope of SPEC's Research Group.
07/06/2011 - SPEC announces the release of SPECapc for 3ds Max 2011.
The software is available in two versions: the Professional version which
is required for any organization submitting results for publication on
the SPEC web site or distributed to the public, and the Personal version,
which provides a subset of the professional tests for personal use only. Both
versions are now available for purchase
05/23/2011 - SPECvirt_sc2010 v1.01 has
been released. Changes in this
version consist of minor bug fixes, improvements and clarifications in
documentation and run and reporting rules. Changes are performance neutral
and v1.01 results are comparable to v1.0 results. Starting August 10, 2011, all
result submissions must use v1.01. Existing licensees may request a free v1.01 CD
by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
03/15/2011 - SPEC's Research Group has been formed to develop standard scenarios and workloads for emerging technologies
and applications. It is designed to encourage exchange among representatives from
industry, academia and research institutes. For further information, see http://research.spec.org/.
02/08/2011 - SPEC mourns the loss
of Larry Gray, longtime SPEC treasurer and technical contributor, who
passed away on January 30, 2011.
12/09/2010 - SPECweb2009 v1.20 is now available.
This update includes performance neutral updates
and bug fixes. Licensees of earlier versions of the SPECweb2009 software may
request a free update to 1.20 by contacting SPEC.
12/09/2010 - SPECjEnterprise2010 v1.02 is now available. This update includes performance-neutral workload changes
to address known issues.
Licensees of earlier versions of the SPECjEnterprise2010 software may request
a free update to 1.02 by contacting SPEC.
11/23/2010 - SPECjAppServer2004 is being retired in favor of its successor, SPECjEnterprise2010.
New result submissions will be accepted through
November 30, 2010. After that time, no further submissions will be accepted and the benchmark will
09/22/2010 - The program for the October 8, 2010 International
SPEC Benchmark Workshop 2010 in Paderborn, Germany is available and
registration is now open. Registration is free and includes all beverages and a
lunch, but advance registration is requested.
07/14/2010 - SPEC announces the release of SPECvirt_sc2010,
SPEC's first benchmark addressing performance evaluation of datacenter servers
used in virtualized server consolidation. SPECvirt_sc2010 measures the end-to-end
performance of all system components including the hardware, virtualization platform,
and the virtualized guest operating system and application software.
07/13/2010 - SPEC announces a call for papers for the 2011 ACM/SPEC International Conference
on Performance Engineering (ICPE). Please see the call for papers for deadlines for the various submission tracks and tutorial proposals.
06/23/2010 - SPECgpc announces the release of SPECviewperf® 11, now available for download or on DVD.
06/21/2010 - The submission deadline for papers for the October 2010 Benchmark Workshop has been extended
from June 14 to June 28.
05/17/2010 - SPEC announces the release of SPECmail2009 v1.01.
This update addresses an existing issue with international date formats and more robust IMAP4
server interactions. Current SPECmail2009 licensees may request a free upgrade by contacting SPEC.
03/01/2010 - A new version, 1.3.10, of SPEC's PTDaemon is now available.
Please see the SPECpower_ssj2008 Accepted
Measurement Devices page for updated power analyzer support and instructions for
updating your PTDaemon binary to the latest version.
02/02/2010 - SPEC announces the release of MPI2007 v2.0,
which adds the MPIL2007 suite to allow testing up to 2048 ranks. For further information
on new and updated features, please see the list of changes in v2.0.
01/14/2010 - SPEC announces the release of SPECweb2005 v1.30.
This update adds support for ASPX scripts to the existing JSP and PHP support. Current
SPECweb2005 licensees may request a free upgrade.
12/09/2009 - Registration is still open for the first joint
WOSP/SIPEW International Conference on Performance Engineering, being held in
cooperation with ACM SIGSOFT and ACM SIGMETRICS, from January 28-30, 2010.
See http://www.wosp-sipew.org/ for further
12/03/2009 - SPEC announces the release of SPECjEnterprise2010.
This benchmark measures full-system performance for Java Enterprise Edition 5 or later
application servers, databases and supporting infrastructure and expands the scope
of the SPECjAppServer2004 benchmark.
10/22/2009 - SPEC has released a new version of the SPECweb2009 benchmark. The updated version 1.10 includes new ASPX scripts in addition to the
previously included PHP and JSP based scripts. Results from using each of these
types of scripts will have different metric names and will be tabulated separately.
09/09/2009 - SPEC has formed a new working group to
develop standard methods of measuring performance for typical middleware, database
and hardware deployments of applications based on the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).
09/04/2009 - The SPECpower committee declares its intent to design,
develop and deliver a next generation tool set that will measure and evaluate
the performance and power of computer servers over a wider spectrum of functionality.
The tool set will have the potential to be adopted by the EPA for use in the US EPA
Server Energy Star program and to form a solid basis for the next generation SPECpower
07/08/2009 - SPEC/GWPG announces the release of the SPECapc for
Maya® 2009 benchmark, available now for download.
07/06/2009 - The submission deadline for papers and tutorial proposals
for the First Joint WOSP/SIPEW International Conference on Performance Engineering
has been extended to July 21. See http://www.wosp-sipew.org/ for further information.
06/29/2009 - The SPEC CPU Benchmark Search program is currently accepting submissions of applications that could be used in the next
SPEC CPU suite; submissions that are accepted by SPEC and are included in the next
suite earn their submitters $5000 and a license for the new suite (when released).
06/05/2009 - SPEC announces the release of
the SPECweb2009 web server
performance benchmark suite. New with SPECweb2009 is a power
workload, with measurements based on the SPECpower methodology,
and a performance/power metric.
05/06/2009 - Announcing the First Joint WOSP/SIPEW
International Conference on Performance Engineering, in
cooperation with ACM SIGSOFT and ACM SIGMETRICS, to be held
January 28-30, 2010. The deadline for submission of papers
and tutorial proposals is July 7, 2009. For more information,
please see http://www.wosp-sipew.org/.
recent changes, effective as of April 17, 2009, can be found in the policy statement.
04/15/2009 - SPEC announces blade server
support with the release of SPECpower_ssj2008 1.10.
This release adds several new capabilities including
support for measuring multi-node (blade) servers, further
automation of power measurement, support for multiple power
analyzers, and a visual activity monitor which provides
real-time graphic display of data collected while running
the benchmark. This update will be provided on CD at no
charge to existing licensees of the software.
04/06/2009 - SPEC announces the release of SPECapc for Lightwave 3D® v9.6.
The benchmark is available now as a free download for
Microsoft Windows XP and Vista 32- and 64-bit platforms.
03/10/2009 - SPEC announces the release of SPECmail2009, a
new version of the enterprise mail server benchmark featuring a new workload, support
for SSL/TLS encryption, and improved interoperability across different platforms.
An initial set of results is available.
12/30/2008 - The application deadline for student grants for attending the 2009 SPEC Benchmark Workshop has
been extended from December 29, 2008 to January 9, 2009.
12/16/2008 - The program for the 2009
SPEC Benchmark Workshop is now available. There is no registration fee to
attend, but advance registration is required.
11/11/2008 - SPEC CPU Benchmark Search program: SPEC
is looking for applications that could be used in the next SPEC CPU suite; submissions
that are accepted by SPEC and are included in the next suite earn their submitters
$5000 and a license for the new suite (when released).
10/06/2008 - The deadline for paper submissions for the SPEC Benchmark Workshop 2009 to be held in
Austin, Texas in January 2009 has been extended. The initial paper or extended
abstract submission deadline is now October 15.
10/06/2008 - SPEC announces the release of SPEC MPI2007 V1.1.
This release adds updates to benchmarks
in order to improve portability and code correctness; improvements to report readability;
clarifications and additions to the run and reporting rules; improvements to the documentation,
including of the monitor hooks; and easier investigation of alternate sources or workloads.
Results from V1.0 are comparable to those from V1.1. Beginning January 1, 2009 all SPEC
MPI2007 submissions will require the use of version 1.1.
08/26/2008 - The submission dates for papers or extended abstracts for the SPEC Benchmark Workshop 2009 have been updated.
The submission deadline is now October 3, 2008.
08/26/2008 - CPU2006 result submissions using V1.0.1 will be accepted until September 2. After that date, all submissions must
be made using V1.1.
08/19/2008 - SPEC announces the release of SPECmail2008,
designed to measure performance of enterprise mail servers compliant with SMTP and IMAP4
protocols. An initial set of results is available.
08/13/2008 - SPEC/GWPG announced a range
of upcoming benchmarks at SIGGRAPH 2008. The new offerings will include a
power-performance benchmark for workstations, a new version of SPECviewperf, and
new and updated application benchmarks.
07/24/2008 - SPEC announces the release of SPECpower_ssj2008 V1.01. This release adds usability
upgrades as well as updates to the Run and Reporting Rules, the Design documentation
and SPEC's Power and Performance Methodology. Results from V1.00 are comparable to
those from V1.01. Beginning September 10, 2008 all SPECpower_ssj2008 submissions
will require the use of version 1.01.
06/03/2008 - SPEC announces the
release of CPU2006 V1.1, adding usability and portability upgrades. Results from V1.1 are comparable to those from
V1.0 and V1.0.1.
05/21/2008 - SPECgpc releases
SPECviewperf 10 for Linux/Unix, available now for download.
05/20/2008 - The SPECweb committee has begun work on a new benchmark to measure power consumption for web servers.
05/07/2008 - SPEC announces the release of SPECjvm2008,
a benchmark suite for measuring the performance of a Java Runtime Environment (JRE), containing
several real life applications and benchmarks focusing on core java functionality.
SPECjvm2008 is available as a free download.
03/19/2008 - SPEC announces the release of SPECsfs2008,
designed to evaluate the speed and request-handling capabilities of file servers utilizing
the NFSv3 and CIFS protocols. An initial set of benchmark results is
03/18/2008 - SPEC/GWPG has begun development of an industry-standard benchmark measuring
power consumption in relation to performance for professional workstations.
11/27/2007 - The deadline for submission of papers or extended abstracts
for the 2008 Benchmark Workshop has
been extended to Friday, December 7.
10/25/2007 - SPEC announces the release of SPECjms2007,
a new benchmark designed to measure performance of enterprise messaging servers based on
JMS (Java Message Service).
09/28/2007 - SPEC issues a call
for papers for the 2008 Benchmark Workshop to be held January 27, 2008 in
Millbrae, CA. The submission deadline for papers or extended abstracts is November
09/12/2007 - SPEC's Graphics and Workstation Performance Group (GWPG)
releases an updated SPECapc benchmark for
UGS NX 4.
09/10/2007 - SPEC's Graphics and Workstation Performance Group (GWPG)
invites parties interested in open source, freely-available graphics benchmarks
for OpenGL ES to participate in
a teleconference on Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 1:00 PM EDT.
09/06/2007 - SPEC's Graphics and Workstation Performance Group (GWPG) is
looking for organizations interested in
developing standardized, open-source graphics benchmarks for OpenGL ES.
08/07/2007 - SPEC's graphics
performance group, formerly known as GPC, expands its scope; under the new
charter, the renamed Graphics & Workstation Performance Group (GWPG) can investigate standardized benchmarking projects in areas such as OpenGL
ES, rendering, digital video and photography, power consumption, and a full range
of workstation applications.
07/18/2007 - SPECapc announces the release of SPECapc for 3ds Max 9,
now available for download.
07/17/2007 - SPEC announces the release of MPI2007,
designed to measure the performance of parallel computing systems and clusters
running Message-Passing Interface (MPI) applications. Review the press release, or browse the first
set of published results.
06/12/2007 - Program details and a schedule for the SPEC Benchmarking Joint US/Europe
Colloquium, to be held June 22 at the Technical University of Dresden,
05/30/2007 - SPECopc announces the release
of SPECViewperf 10. Review the first set of published results or download the software.
05/09/2007 - SPECapc releases SPECapc for
SolidWorks 2007. Read the press release or download the benchmark.
04/06/2007 - The Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group
on Computer Architecture (ACM SIGARCH) has published a series of 11 articles
analyzing SPEC CPU2006. The articles are in the March 2007 issue of the newsletter Computer Architecture News, and are also available
03/27/2007 SPEC has formed a new subcommittee to develop standard methods of comparing performance for servers using the
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). A first version of the benchmark is
being defined based on a SIP proxy server modeling an enterprise VoIP
03/05/2007 CPU2000 has been retired in
favor of CPU2006. The software is still
available for purchase, but technical support
is no longer being offered and no further result submissions will be
accepted for publication on this site; the final sets of CPU2000 results
will be published in late March.
02/28/2007 SPEC's APC group releases the SPECapc
benchmark for Solid Edge V19. A benchmark overview and the first set of published results are now available.
02/20/2007 SPECjAppServer2004 has been updated to version 1.08, with
the addition of a new workload for use in research and development environments.
The original workload remains unchanged, and SPECjAppServer2004 V1.08 results are
comparable to results from previous versions of the benchmark. Comparisons of the
research workload with SPECjAppServer2004 results are not permitted.
02/20/2007 CPU2000 result submissions will
be accepted through 9:30 AM Eastern time on February 24. After that time, no further
submissions will be accepted and the suite will be retired. All CPU2000 results
submitted must have a corresponding CPU2006
02/05/2007 SPEC will hold a free one-day
benchmarking workshop on June 22, 2007 at the Technical University of Dresden.
Paper submissions will be accepted until May 1, 2007.
02/05/2007 SPEChpc2002 is being retired. The
last set of result submissions will be accepted for the review cycle beginning
on June 20, 2007.
02/02/2007 The papers
and slides from the January 2007 Benchmark Workshop in Austin, TX are now available
01/03/2007 Registration for the 2007 Benchmark
Workshop is now open. Hotel information and the workshop schedule are also
11/17/2006 The deadline for submissions for
the 2007 Benchmark Workshop has been extended to November 28, 2006.
10/13/2006 SPEC has issued a call for papers for
the 2007 Benchmark Workshop, to be held January 21, 2007 in Austin, TX.
09/26/2006 SPECopc has posted an update to
SPECviewperf 9. SPECviewperf 9.0.3 corrects a script error in the Linux/Unix version
of SPECviewperf 9 and is available for download as a full package or as an update patch for the Linux/Unix version.
08/24/2006 SPEC CPU2006 has arrived! SPEC
is proud to announce the release of its next-generation benchmark for
CPU-intensive performance. Read the SPEC CPU2006 press release and background information,
and see the first set of results.
08/09/2006 Updates to two suites are available: SPECjbb2005 version 1.07 and OMP2001 V3.1c.
08/03/2006 SPECopc previews SPECviewperf 10 at SIGGRAPH.
08/02/2006 SPECapc releases SPECapc for 3ds Max 8.
Read more about the benchmark, or view the first set of
07/10/2006 SPECweb2005 V1.10 is now available.
This point release adds the ability to use multiple BeSim servers, display statistics
on the prime client, and includes several documentation updates. Further information,
including the last scheduled submission dates for results using V1.02 and copies of
the updated V1.10 documentation, can be found at the benchmark
information pages. Current SPECweb2005 licensees will receive an update CD.
06/19/2006 Licensees of CPU2000 V1.3 should
download an updated copy of the benchmark's run
and reporting rules. This version replaces the document shipped with the
05/25/2006 Copies of the papers and slides presented at the 2006 SPEC Benchmark Workshop are now available
05/17/2006 SPEC releases SPECviewperf 9. The
first set of published results is also available.
05/15/2006 SPEC announces the formation of the Power-Performance committee to develop standard methods and metrics for comparing energy use of server-class computers.
04/20/2006 HPG releases an update of OMP2001 to V3.1. Please see the changes in V3.1 document for the updates from
V3.0 and OMP2001 for information on upgrades and result
04/14/2006 The OSG benchmark results search engine has been updated to allow searching on cores, chips, or cores per chip as individual
03/15/2006 SPECapc has published a paper on performance differences between 32-
and 64-bit versions of Pro/ENGINEER.
03/01/2006 SPECapc releases new benchmark for
systems running UGS NX 3™ digital product development software. Find out more
about the benchmark or view the first set of published results.
02/28/2006 The SPECapc and SPECopc project groups are seeking ISVs, software
user groups, publication editors and testing lab directors to help develop and maintain
standardized benchmarks based on graphics-intensive applications. The benefits to your
organization can be numerous. See the
announcement for further information.
02/15/2006 The SPECapc project group releases a new benchmark
for systems running Pro/ENGINEERTM Wildfire 2.0.
12/27/2005 The schedule, hotel, and registration information for the 2006 SPEC Benchmark Workshop (January 23, 2006 in
Austin, TX) is now available.
12/12/2005 Beginning January 1, 2006, all CPU2000 results must be submitted using version 1.3. Submissions for SPECjbb2000 will be accepted through January 4, 2006; after that date, only SPECjbb2005 submissions will be accepted.
11/30/2005 The deadline for submissions for the SPEC Benchmark Workshop 2006 has been extended to December 9, 2005.
11/07/2005 The SPEC Benchmark Workshop 2006 will
take place January 23, 2006 in conjunction with the SPEC annual meeting.
The deadline for paper submissions (extended extracts or full papers) is November 25, 2005;
see the announcement for details.
11/01/2005 A maintenance release of SPECweb2005, V1.02,
is now shipping. For information on the changes, see the SPECweb2005 V1.02 README.
11/01/2005 SPEC CPU2000 V1.3 is
now shipping. The latest version of the suite provides additional platform support and
improves portability; for details on the changes, please see SPEC CPU2000: Changes in V1.3.
09/06/2005 SPEC has identified a code defect in the JSP implementation
for the Banking workload in SPECweb2005; for details please see
the full notice. SPEC is superceding the v1.00
release with SPECweb2005 v1.01. Current licensees of v1.00 should contact the SPEC office to obtain an update to 1.01.
09/06/2005 SPEC's High Performance Group (HPG) is seeking Message Passing Interface (MPI) applications for
a new computer benchmarking suite scheduled for release in 2006.
09/02/2005 The Web subcommittee is currently accepting
new candidates for SPECweb2005 dynamic implementations for possible inclusion in
an upcoming release of the benchmark suite.
08/31/2005 Submissions for SPECweb99 and SPECweb99_SSL will be accepted until Sept. 27, 2005. After that date,
only SPECweb2005 submissions will be accepted.
08/31/2005 Submissions for SPECjbb2000 will be accepted
through Jan. 4, 2006. After that date,
only SPECjbb2005 submissions will be accepted.
08/31/2005 The submission deadline for HPC2002 and OMP2001 results has changed; please see the submission calendar for the due dates.
08/17/2005 SPEC releases SPECapc for Maya 6.5.
The benchmark is now available for download and the first set of published results has been posted.
08/03/2005 SPEC's GPC group presents demonstrations of the upcoming SPECviewperf 9 and SPECapc for Maya 6.5 benchmarks and announces plans
for additional CAD releases.
06/22/2005 The first set of JBB2005
results have been posted.
06/22/2005 SPEC releases WEB2005,
the next-generation benchmark for measuring the performance of web
servers. The benchmark contains multiple, standardized workloads utilizing
both HTTP and HTTPS, dynamic content implemented in PHP and JSP, and
other enhancements. See the FAQ and
the press release for additional
information. You can also view the first set of submitted results.
06/16/2005 SPEC releases JBB2005 for
evaluating the performance of server side Java. JBB2005 is a major
update to the JBB2000 benchmark; see the press
release and the FAQ for information
regarding some of the changes.
05/25/2005 SPECjAppServer2004 has
been updated to version 1.05. The updates include small performance-neutral
convenience features and documentation clarifications, the benchmark
workload has not changed. For more information see the release
05/11/2005 GPC releases SPECviewperf® 8.1.
Read the press release, view
the first set of submitted
results, or download the benchmark.
04/27/2005 GPC releases SPECapcSM for
3ds max 7™. Read the press
release, view the first set of published
results, or download the benchmark.
03/03/2005 The HPG Fair
Use Policy has been updated.
01/31/2005 Alternate source code is required for 330.art_m
and 331.art_l in the OMP2001 suite in order to
produce SPEC OMPM2001 & SPEC OMPL2001 compliant runs. Licensees
of the suite should contact the SPEC
office for information on obtaining this code.
12/22/2004 GPC releases SPECapc
for Maya 6. Read the press
release, view the first set of published
results, or download the benchmark.
12/08/2004 GPC releases SPECapc
for SolidWorks 2005. Read the press
release, view the first set of published
results, or download the benchmark.
12/08/2004 SPEC's High Performance Group (HPG) is seeking
candidates for a benchmark suite based on Message
Passing Interface (MPI) applications.
11/22/2004 Kaivalya Dixit, long-time SPEC president, passed
away on 22 November, 2004. Kaivalya touched many across the computer
performance community and will be missed by all. SPEC has established
a page where visitors may read remembrances
of Kaivalya or share their own.
09/24/2004 The SPECjAppServer2002 expiration
date has been extended by three months from the original date of October
27; submissions will now be accepted for review and publication until January
08/11/2004 SPECopc releases SPECviewperf® 8. Read the press
release, find out more about the
updated benchmark, view the first set of published
results, or download a copy of
demos SolidWorks 2005 benchmark at SIGGRAPH and outlines plans for
updated Maya 6, Unigraphics NX2, and 3ds max 6 benchmarks.
07/26/2004 Credit card payments for software orders can now
be made online. See the order form for details.
07/08/2004 SPECjAppServer2004 has
been updated to version 1.03. See the release
notes for explanation of the changes.
06/09/2004 SPEC/GPC releases SPECapc
for 3ds max~Y 6. Read the press
release or view the first set of published
04/28/2004 SPEC releases SPECjAppServer2004,
a multi-tier benchmark for measuring the performance of Java 2 Enterprise
Edition (J2EE) technology-based application servers. Read the press
release and the FAQ.
04/28/2004 GPC releases SPECapc
for Solid Edge V14. View the first set of submitted results or download a
03/25/2004 SPEC's Open Systems Group and High Performance
Group have adapted the #CPU field in results disclosures to contain
additional information for systems using multi-core and multi-threaded
microprocessors. Please see the FAQ
entry for discussion of the new format.
12/09/2003 SPEC HPG has released a new version, V3.0, of
the OMP benchmark; please see the SPEC OMP pages for
details of what's new in V3.0.
11/10/2003 The High Performance Group (HPG) presentations
at ISHPC2003 and IPSJ SIGMPS are now available online.
11/05/2003 SPECopc releases SPECviewperf® 7.1.1.
The first set of results is
11/05/2003 SPECapc releases an updated spreadsheet for results
calculation for SPECapc for
Maya® 5. If you downloaded the benchmark between July 30,
2003 and November 4, 2003, please download the
11/04/2003 The submission deadline for the CPU2004
Benchmark Search Program has been extended to March 31, 2004.
10/03/2003 The High Performance Group (HPG)
will be hosting a Birds
of a Feather (BOF) session on Tuesday, November 18, from 5:00
PM - 6:00 PM during SC2003 in
Phoenix, Arizona. The session is open to all conference attendees.
09/03/2003 Find out how you can submit your GPC (SPECviewperf,
SPECapc), HPG (OMP2001,
HPC2002) or OSG (CPU2000,
WEB99, etc.) results for publication on the SPEC web site.
07/30/2003 SPECapc releases the new Maya
5 benchmark. Get more
information, view the first set of submitted
results or download a copy.
07/22/2003 SPEC has identified problems with one of the ports
of the SPECweb99_SSL test harness. The code
defects prevent the client systems from generating the correct SPECweb99_SSL
workload. Please see the full notice for
07/21/2003 SPEC/GPC expands benchmark options for organizations
outside its membership; learn
more about the different submission options.
for SolidWorks 2003TM version
1.5 is available for download;
the first set of results has
also been posted.
5/20/2003: Currently in development, SPECappPlatform is
a benchmark designed to measure the scalability and performance of
enterprise platforms running web services. It will include features
that are typical in customers' enterprise applications, such as transactions,
persistence services, web services, and messaging.
3/19/2003: SPECapc releases the new Solid
Edge V12 benchmark. Get more information,
view the first set of submitted
results or download a copy.
3/19/2003: SPECopc releases SPECviewperf
7.1. Get more information or
view the first set of submitted
results. Users with an existing installation of version 7.0 may download a
patch to update from 7.0 to 7.1; the full distribution is also available
1/20/2003: With the release of HPC2002, SPEC has begun the process of retiring
the HPC96 benchmark suite. Effective, February
1, 2003, sales of this suite will be discontinued.