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SPEC HPC96 Benchmark Suite

SPEC HPC96 is a benchmark suite that measures the performance of high-end computing systems running industrial-style applications. The SPEChpc line of benchmarks is especially suited for evaluating the performance of parallel and distributed computer architectures.

Note: The SPEC HPC96 benchmark suite has been retired as of February 1, 2003.


Submitted Results
HTML outputs for the SPEChpc96 metrics; includes all of the results submitted to SPEC from the SPEC member companies and other licensees of the benchmark since its release.


The Frequently Asked/Answered Questions about SPEChpc96.

SPEChpc96 Results Press Release
The press release on the first HPG results was published in several on-line publications that cover the high-performance industry.

SPEChpc96 Run and Reporting Rules
These are the rules to be used in running the SPEChpc96 benchmarks.

SPEChpc96 Benchmark Documentation and Related Publications
Information gathered from many sources that are believed to be useful. It does not represent an official documentation of the SPEChpc96 Benchmark Suite.