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SPEC releases updated storage solutions benchmark

GAINESVILLE, Va., December 20, 2017 — The Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. (SPEC) has released the SPEC SFS 2014_SP2 benchmark, an update of the worldwide standard software used to measure the maximum sustainable throughput that a storage solution can deliver.

Upgrades in SP2 of SPEC SFS 2014 software include:

  • An increase in load-generation scaling from 10,000 to 30,000 processes
  • Reduced startup time
  • Improved robustness in more distributed topologies
  • Improved details in logging and diagnostic messages
  • Enhancements to custom workload generation capabilities
  • A new workload for the electronic design automation (EDA) market.

Available immediately

The SPEC SFS 2014_SP2 benchmark is available for immediate download on the SPEC website. It is free for existing SPEC SFS 2014 license holders. The price for new customers is $2,000, with discounts for qualified research and academic institutions.

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About SPEC

SPEC is a non-profit organization that establishes, maintains and endorses standardized benchmarks and tools to evaluate performance and energy consumption for the newest generation of computing systems. Its membership comprises more than 120 leading computer hardware and software vendors, educational institutions, research organizations, and government agencies worldwide.


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