Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation
CPU2006 is SPEC's next-generation, industry-standardized, CPU-intensive benchmark suite, stressing a system's processor, memory subsystem and compiler. SPEC designed CPU2006 to provide a comparative measure of compute-intensive performance across the widest practical range of hardware using workloads developed from real user applications. These benchmarks are provided as source code and require the user to be comfortable using compiler commands as well as other commands via a command interpreter using a console or command prompt window in order to generate executable binaries. The current version of the benchmark suite is V1.2, released in September 2011; submissions using V1.1 are only accepted through December 19, 2011.
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SPEC CPU2006 Benchmark Press Releases
SPEC CPU2006 Benchmark Descriptions
Installation, build, and runtime issues raised by users of SPEC CPU2006.
Flag Descriptions - explanations from the testers for what all those cryptic flags in the results' notes section really mean.
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