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The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) is a non-profit corporation formed to establish, maintain and endorse standardized benchmarks and tools to evaluate performance and energy efficiency for the newest generation of computing systems. SPEC develops benchmark suites and also reviews and publishes submitted results from our member organizations and other benchmark licensees.

What's New:

11/14/2019: The SPECjbb® 2015 benchmark has been updated to version 1.03. This update fixes a rarely encountered hang. Licensees of versions 1.00, 1.01, and 1.02 are entitled to a complimentary V1.03 upgrade. SPEC will be retiring SPECjbb® 2015 V1.02 in February 2020, after which time all result submissions must be made with V1.03.

10/23/2019: SPEC's Application Performance Characterization (SPECapc) project group has released new performance evaluation software for systems running Dassault Systemes' Solidworks CAD/CAM application on Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit platforms. The benchmark is available for immediate download on the SPEC website (www.spec.org/gwpg) under a two-tiered pricing structure: free for the user community and $2,500 for sellers of computer-related products and services that are not SPEC/GWPG members.

10/08/2019: Reminder: Starting November 26, 2019, all SPEC CPU 2017 submissions to the SPEC website must use V1.1. Current SPEC CPU 2017 licensees can upgrade their existing installations by connecting their systems to the internet and running the "runcpu --update" command. New users can purchase the benchmark on the SPEC website.

10/08/2019: The submission deadlines for ICPE 2020 have been extended; abstract submissions are now due October 11 and paper submissions are due October 18. Workshop proposals are due October 18.

09/10/2019: An updated version of the SPEC CPU 2017 benchmark suite is now live. Version 1.1 provides full support for power measurement, clarifies run rules, and fixes minor software bugs. Current SPEC CPU 2017 licensees can upgrade their existing installations by connecting their systems to the internet and running the "runcpu --update" command. New users can purchase the benchmark on the SPEC website.

08/01/2019: An update to the SPEC ACCEL benchmark, version 1.3, is now available. This update includes minor bug fixes to the OpenMP and OpenCL suites. Licensees of previous versions of the benchmark can receive a complimentary upgrade to this version contacting SPEC. As of October 9, 2019, all result submissions must be made using V1.3.

07/31/2019: The SPEC/GWPG enewsletter, with the latest news and views on graphics and workstation performance evaluation, is live.

07/17/2019: A call for contributions has been issued for the 11th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2020), April 20-24, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

06/26/2019: Call-for-Nominations: SPEC Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award 2019. The award of $1000 is open to dissertations that have been defended between October 2018 and September 2019. The submission deadline is September 30, 2019.

06/14/2019: The llth annual ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE) will be held April 20-24, 2020 in Edmonton, Canada.

 

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