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2014 Press Releases

08/2014 -- SPECapc releases new 3ds Max 2015 benchmark
03/2014 -- SPEC/HPG benchmark suite measures performance of computing systems with hardware acceleration

2013 Press Releases

12/2013 -- SPECgpc releases all-new SPECviewperf 12
11/2013 -- SPEC/GWPG releases new workstation benchmark
07/2013 -- SPECapc updates Siemens NX benchmark
05/2013 -- SPEC releases new server virtualization benchmark
02/2013 -- SPEC releases Server Efficiency Rating Tool (SERT)
01/2013 -- SPEC releases SPECjbb2013

2012 Press Releases

10/2012 -- SPEC/HPG releases updated OpenMP benchmark
08/2012 -- SPECapc releases Autodesk Maya 2012 benchmark
06/2012 -- SPEC seeks testers for Server Efficiency Rating Tool beta
06/2012 -- SPECapc releases PTC Creo 2.0 benchmark
04/2012 -- SPECapc updates Siemens NX benchmark
01/2012 -- SPEC seeks input for proposed benchmark measuring compute-intensive performance of handheld devices
01/2012 -- SPEC/GWPG seeks applications and workloads for proposed workstation performance benchmark

2011 Press Releases

12/2011 -- Luk Van Ertvelde of Ghent University and Kai Sachs of TU Darmstadt first to win new SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award.
11/2011 -- SPEC/HPG developing new benchmark to evaluate systems with floating-point accelerator
09/2011 -- SPEC releases first beta of Server Efficiency Rating Tool (SERT)
09/2011 -- SPEC improves CPU2006 benchmark
09/2011 -- SPEC releases new benchmark for evaluating SIP server performance
07/2011 -- SPECapc releases new 3ds Max 2011 benchmark
03/2011 -- SPEC forms group to spark research on new benchmarking methodologies and tools

2010 Press Releases

07/2010 -- SPEC releases server virtualization benchmark
06/2010 -- SPECgpc releases SPECviewperf® 11
02/2010 -- New SPEC MPI2007 V2.0 benchmark adds data suite for systems with up to 2048 cores

2009 Press Releases

12/2009 -- SPEC releases Java Enterprise benchmark
09/2009 -- New SPEC group developing SOA-based application benchmark
07/2009 -- SPECapc releases Autodesk Maya 2009 benchmark
06/2009 -- New SPECweb2009 benchmark adds ability to measure power consumption of web servers
04/2009 -- SPEC delivers blade server power-performance metric
04/2009 -- SPECapc releases new Lightwave 3D® benchmark
03/2009 -- SPEC releases SPECmail2009 benchmark

2008 Press Releases

11/2008 -- SPEC calls for benchmark contributions
08/2008 -- SPEC releases SPECmail2008 benchmark
08/2008 -- SPEC/GWPG announces benchmark line-up
06/2008 -- SPEC releases improved CPU2006 benchmark; large number of upgrades in V1.1 add up to significant new release
05/2008 -- SPEC workshop in Darmstadt unites benchmarking researchers and practitioners
05/2008 -- SPECopc releases SPECviewperf 10 for Linux/Unix
05/2008 -- SPEC committee begins work on power benchmark for web servers
05/2008 -- SPEC releases free SPECjvm2008 benchmark
03/2008 -- New SPEC SFS benchmark measures both CIFS and NFS server performance
03/2008 -- SPEC/GWPG developing standard benchmark to compare power-performance for workstations

2007 Press Releases

12/2007 -- SPEC releases power-performance benchmark for servers
10/2007 -- New SPEC benchmark measures enterprise JMS server performance
09/2007 -- SPECapc updates UGS NX benchmark
09/2007 -- SPEC/GWPG calls for organizations interested in OpenGL ES benchmarking
08/2007 -- SPEC graphics performance group expands scope under new charter
07/2007 -- SPECapc updates 3ds Max benchmark
07/2007 -- SPEC releases MPI benchmark suite based on actual end-user applications
05/2007 -- SPECopc releases SPECviewperf 10
05/2007 -- SPECapc updates SolidWorks benchmark
03/2007 -- SPEC to develop standard methods of comparing SIP server performance
02/2007 -- SPECapc updates Solid Edge benchmark
02/2007 -- SPEC updates SPECjAppServer2004 to benefit open-source community

2006 Press Releases

11/2006 -- SPEC/HPG announces major price cut for its SPEC OMP2001 benchmark suite
11/2006 -- SPEC to develop standard methods of comparing virtualization performance
09/2006 -- SPECopc group posts update for Linux/Unix version of SPECviewperf 9
08/2006 -- SPEC releases CPU2006 benchmarks
08/2006 -- SPECopc previews SPECviewperf 10 at annual SIGGRAPH press conference
08/2006 -- SPECapc releases new 3ds Max 8 benchmark
05/2006 -- SPECopc releases SPECviewperf 9
05/2006 -- SPEC to develop energy metrics for servers
03/2006 -- SPECapc releases new UGS NX benchmark
02/2006 -- SPECapc releases Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 benchmark; first in SPECapc suite to test 64-bit performance

2005 Press Releases

08/2005 -- SPECapc demos new Maya 6.5 benchmark; announces plans for upcoming CAD releases
08/2005 -- SPECopc demonstrates SPECviewperf 9
08/2005 -- SPEC seeks MPI applications for benchmark suite under development
06/2005 -- Redesigned SPECweb2005 benchmark replaces industry-standard SPECweb99
06/2005 -- SPEC releases SPECjbb2005 for measuring Java Virtual Machine (JVM) server performance
05/2005 -- SPECopc cleans code, looks to future with release of new SPECviewperf 8.1
04/2005 -- SPECapc boosts complexity, variety in new 3ds max 7 benchmark software

2004 Press Releases

12/2004 -- SPECapc Releases Updated Benchmark for Systems Running Maya 6 Software
12/2004 -- SPECapc Releases New SolidWorks Benchmark
12/2004 -- Performance Benchmarking Community Mourns Loss of Kaivalya Dixit, Long-Time SPEC President
08/2004 -- SPECopc releases SPECviewperf® 8
08/2004 -- SPECapc demos SolidWorks 2005 benchmark; reveals plans for Maya, Unigraphics, 3ds max
06/2004 -- SPECapc releases new benchmark for systems running 3ds max 6
04/2004 -- SPECapc Releases New Benchmark for Solid Edge Version 14 CAD/CAM Software
04/2004 -- SPEC Releases New Application Server Benchmark

2003 Press Releases

07/2003 -- SPEC/GPC Releases New Benchmark for Systems Running Maya 5 Software
07/2003 -- SPEC/GPC Expands Benchmark Options for Organizations Outside Its Membership
07/2003 -- SPECapc Releases New SolidWorks Benchmark
03/2003 -- New SPECviewperf® 7.1 Gets Closer to Real-World Application Performance
03/2003 -- SPECapc Releases New Benchmark for Solid Edge V12 CAD/CAM Software
01/2003 -- SPEC HPG Releases New Benchmark Suite Based on High-Performance Computing Applications, MPI & OpenMP

2002 Press Releases

11/2002 -- SPEC Releases SPECjAppServer2002 Application Server Benchmark; Measures J2EE and database server performance
09/2002 -- SPEC Releases Application Server Benchmark; Measures J2EE and database server performance
07/2002 -- SPECapc Releases New Pro/E 2001 Benchmark; Maya, 64-Bit Pro/E Benchmarks In the Works
07/2002 -- SPECopc Releases SPECviewperf 7.0 for UNIX; Demonstrates Maya Viewset Under Development
05/2002 -- New SPECviewperf 7.0 Benchmark Traces Real-World Application Performance
05/2002 -- SPECapc Releases New Benchmarks for 3ds max 4.2 and SolidWorks 2001Plus
04/2002 -- SPEC Announces SPECweb99_SSL Benchmark for Measuring Secure Web Server Performance
03/2002 -- SPECapc Releases New Benchmark for Solid Edge V11 CAD/CAM Software

2001 Press Releases

09/2001 -- SPEC/OSG Releases SPEC SFS_R1 3.0
06/2001 -- SPEC/HPG Releases New Benchmark for Measuring Performance Based on OpenMP Applications
04/2001 -- SPECapc Releases Solid Edge V9 Benchmark
02/2001 -- SPECapc Releases New Benchmark for Systems Running 3D Studio MAX
01/2001 -- SPEC Releases Mail Server Performance Benchmark: SPECmail2001

2000 Press Releases

12/2000 -- SPECapc Updates Benchmark for PTC's Pro/ENGINEER TM 2000i2
06/2000 -- SPEC Releases New Benchmark for Evaluating Java Virtual Machine (JVM) Server Performance
04/2000 -- SPECapc Releases New Unigraphics V15 Benchmark

1999 Press Releases

12/1999 -- SPEC Releases CPU2000 Benchmarks
12/1999 -- SPECapc Group Releases New Benchmarks for Pro/ENGINEER(TM) 2000i, SolidWorks (TM)99
11/1999 -- SPECweb99 v1.01 Benchmark Released
08/1999 -- SPECmedia Update: First SPECmedia Release to Use Kernel to Simulate Real Application
08/1999 -- SPEC/GPC Applies for Trademarks
08/1999 -- SPECapc Demos New Benchmarks
08/1999 -- SPECopc Generates Widespread Reporting
08/1999 -- SPEC/GPC Issues 5,000 Free Benchmark CDs
05/1999 -- SPECapc Releases Pro/E, SolidWorks 98Plus Benchmarks
05/1999 -- SPECapc Pro/E and SolidWorks 98Plus FAQ
02/1999 -- SPECopc Retires CDRS Viewset
02/1999 -- SPECopc Updates SPECviewperf; Replacing CDRS with ProCDRS Viewset

1998 Press Releases

08/1998 -- SPEC Releases SPECjvm98 Benchmarks

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