SPECgpc Project Group Overview
The Graphics Performance Characterization (SPECgpcSM)
organization began in 1993 as SPECopc (OpenGL Performance
Characterization), an ad-hoc project group aimed at establishing
graphics performance benchmarks for systems running under
the OpenGL application programming interface (API). The
group joined the SPEC in the summer of 1994. In 2007,
the group expanded its charter to include graphics performance
benchmarks running under any API.
The non-profit SPECgpc project is providing unambiguous
methods for comparing graphics performance across vendor
platforms, operating systems, and windowing environments.
The intention of the SPECgpc group is to characterize
graphics performance for computer systems running applications,
not overall graphics performance.
The SPECgpc group has established the following goals
to define performance:
- To permit standardized performance measurement and
evaluation by creating unambiguous, vendor-neutral
measures for product evaluation and comparison.
- To provide mechanisms that enable vendors, customers
and others to perform their own performance measurements
- To provide formal beta and final software releases
to the public in a timely fashion..
- To contribute to the coherence of the field of performance
measurement and evaluation so that vendors will be
better able to present well-defined measures, and
customers will be better able to compare and evaluate
vendors' products and environments.
The SPECgpc project group develops and distributes SPECviewperf®,
which measures the 3D rendering performance of systems
running under OpenGL.
Structure and Membership
The SPECgpc project group is a non-profit group whose
general costs are paid via membership fees or dues. Any
company, individual, institution or other group can become
a sustaining member at any point in the development phase
by remitting these dues. The project group will put in
place and maintain an appeals process through which any
interested or affected party may register and have heard
a complaint concerning committee action or inaction.
The principles of due process and antitrust compliance
are adhered to by the project group at all times.
Find out more about the benefits of
SPECgpc membership, how you can take advantage of the
project group's review
and publication process, or how to help
develop a SPECgpc benchmark. For specific queries,