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SPEC OMP® 2001 (RETIRED: January 2013)

With the release of the SPEC OMP® 2012 benchmark suite, the SPEC OMP® 2001 benchmark suite has been retired. Benchmark results were accepted until January 16, 2013. After that date, only SPEC OMP® 2012 benchmark result submissions will be accepted. To purchase a copy of the SPEC OMP® 2001 benchmark software, please contact SPEC for assistance.

The SPEC OMP® (OpenMP) benchmark suite is the first one for evaluating performance based on OpenMP ( applications. The benchmark continues the SPEC tradition of giving HPC users the most objective and representative benchmark suite for measuring the performance of SMP (shared memory multi-processor) systems.

The current version is V3.2, which is equivalent to the previous version, 3.1c, but includes clarification on licensing for some of the benchmarks. Licensees of the SPEC OMP® 2001 V3.0 and V3.1 benchmarks are eligible for an upgrade to V3.2; contact the SPEC office with your license number for information on obtaining the upgrade.


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Benchmark Suite Highlights

  • The benchmarks are adapted from SPEC CPU 2000 benchmark and contributions to its search program.
  • The focus is to deliver systems performance to real scientific and engineering applications.
  • The size and runtime reflect the needs of engineers and researchers to model large complex tasks.
  • Two levels of workload characterize the performance of medium and large sized systems.
  • Tools based on the SPEC CPU2000 benchmark toolset make these the easiest ever HPC tests to run.
  • These benchmarks place heavy demands on systems and memory.
  • Includes the SPECompM® 2001 performance metric and the SPECompL® 2001 performance metric, which are based on compute-intensive, parallel-processing applications provided as source code containing OpenMP directives.


Submitted Results
Text, HTML, PDF, PostScript file outputs for the SPECompM® 2001 and SPECompL® 2001 metrics; includes all of the results submitted to SPEC from the SPEC member companies and other licensees of the benchmark.

Flag and Source Disclosures
Explanations from the testers elaborating on any flags in the results' notes sections, and any source code modifications provided for peak performance results.

Approved Alternate Source Codes
Some of the results submitted to SPEC and published on use alternate benchmark source code and/or third-party alternate software approved by SPEC. Licensees of the benchmark suite may obtain the alternate source codes by sending an email request to


Benchmark Press Releases
Benchmark announcement day press release materials: 

Benchmark Suite Documentation
Support and technical documents:

Issues Building/Running the benchmark suite
Installation, build, and runtime issues raised by users of the benchmark suite


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.