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Current SPEC Benchmark Suites: Academic/Non profit prices or Free Downloads

SPEC wants to make access to benchmarks affordable for use in academic papers and research therefore we are offering free or greatly reduced pricing on its benchmarks and tools. We provide special non-profit/educational discounts for organizations with 501C or equivalent standings on selected SPEC benchmark suites. Staff may request proof of qualification. All academic orders are licensed to a professor or full-time staff member.

SPEC benchmarks are licensed to companies, universities, and organizations around the world; to find out if your organization is a member of SPEC's consortium, please see our current membership. Or to find out if your organization has an existing license for a SPEC product please contact SPEC at

  FREE: Request license
SPEC Cloud IaaS 2018 V1.1
  $500: Request Coupon Code
SPEC CPU 2017 V1.1.9
  $50: Special Academic only price: Request Coupon Code
$250: Request Coupon Code
SPEChpc 2021 V1.1.7
  FREE: Request license
SPECjbb 2015 V1.03
  $375: Request Coupon Code
SPECjEnterprise 2018 Web Profile V1.0.0
  $375: Request Coupon Code
SPECjEnterprise 2010 V1.03
  $500: Request Coupon Code
SPEC MPI 2007 V2.0.1
  FREE: Request license
SPEC OMP 2012 V1.1
  FREE: Request license
SERT V2.0.6 Suite
  $950: Request Coupon Code
SERT V2.0.3 Suite
  $950: Request Coupon Code
SPECstorage Solution 2020 V1.0
  $500: Request Coupon Code
SPECapc for 3ds Max 2020
  FREE: Download Non-commercial license
SPECapc for Maya 2023
  FREE: Download Non-commercial license
SPECapc for PTC Creo 9
  FREE: Download Non-commercial license
  FREE: Download Non-commercial license
SPECpower_ssj 2008 V1.12
  $400: Request Coupon Code
SPECviewperf 2020 V3.1
  FREE: Download Non-commercial license
SPECviewperf 2020 V3.0
  FREE: Download Non-commercial license
SPECviewperf 2020 V3.0 Linux Edition
  FREE: Download Non-commercial license
SPECvirt Datacenter 2021 V1.0
  $625: Request Coupon Code
SPEC VIRT_SC 2013 V1.1 (P1)
  $750: Request Coupon Code
SPECworkstation 3.1
  FREE: Download Non-commercial license



** Licensing Information:

  • Multiple licenses for corporations are not necessary, however separate licenses are required for non-profits with multiple locations. To find out if your organization holds a current license for a specific SPEC benchmark suite before purchasing it, please contact SPEC headquarters.
  • A non-commercial license is available for the SPEC GWPG and SPEC HPG benchmarks free of charge for use by individuals and organizations that are not required to have a commercial license. A commercial license is required for any commercial enterprise that is not a SPEC GWPG (for SPECapc, SPECviewperf, or SPECworkstation) or HPG (for SPEC ACCEL, SPEC MPI, and SPEC OMP) member and is engaged in marketing, developing, testing, consulting for and/or selling computers, computer services, graphics devices, drivers or other systems or components in the computer marketplace.
  • An example of SPEC's General Site License Agreement (PDF) and SPEC's SERT Site License Agreement (PDF) is provided for review before the purchase.


MD5 Checksums:
To verify the file integrity of your downloaded software, we offer MD5 checksums and file sizes for the download files.


Payment Options:
Digital River's MyCommerce is SPEC's authorized reseller and merchant for ecommerce and software delivery services. They accept most major credit cards, Paypal and checks (pre-payment). Purchase Orders (PO) are not accepted. If you need to issue a PO, please contact SPEC headquarters. SPEC can also provide wire transfer details.


Tax Information
Tax is charged in regions where Digital River's MyCommerce, SPEC's authorized reseller is required to collect it. Organizations that are tax exempt need to place the order, then request a refund. To request a refund of tax paid, email Digital River at, include order number with the exemption certificates; credits are issued in five business days.


If you are dissatisfied with the product the original software purchase price can be refunded within 30 days of purchase. To request a refund, please contact SPEC at


SPECapc Benchmark Requirements:
The SPECapc benchmarks provide only the performance testing software. They do not include the actual applications, which are the intellectual property of their respective software vendors (e.g. SPECapc for 3ds Max 2011 does not include a copy of 3ds Max 2011 software). Specific software version requirements can be found in the benchmark run rules.