SPECopc Project Group Generates
Widespread Reporting Under New Rules
LOS ANGELES, August 11, 1999 -- SPEC/GPCís OpenGL Performance
Characterization (SPECopc) project group has posted new SPECviewperf results for 38 system configurations from eight different
vendors. The latest results are the third round of reporting since
the SPECopc group established new submission, run, review and
reporting rules in late June.
Over the past 10-1/2 months, SPECopc has accomplished the following:
- Developed and implemented new rules designed to ensure that
results are relevant and repeatable to end-users.
- Created new InstallShields that make SPECviewperf easier
to install and use.
- Reached an all-time high with 25 current members.
- Introduced the SPECviewperf ProCDRS benchmark to replace
- Updated SPECviewperf to add new graphics functionality
and to provide consistency between assigned color in UNIX and
- Received more than 5,000 downloads of SPECviewperf
InstallShields over the GPC News web site.
"Iím amazed and grateful for the support and patience of
users, vendors and others involved with graphics benchmarking,"
says John Spitzer of Raycer, SPECopcís chair. "Even without
reporting new results for more than six months while our rules
were being revised, interest remained strong for SPECviewperf.
I think it shows that this benchmark is a major asset to those
who are serious about evaluating graphics performance under OpenGL."
SPECopc is a project group of the Graphics Performance Characterization
(GPC) Group, which in turn is part of the Standard Performance
Evaluation Corp. (SPEC). SPEC is a non-profit corporation formed
to establish, maintain and endorse a standardized set of relevant
benchmarks that can be applied to the newest generation of high-performance
computers. SPECís membership includes computer hardware and software
vendors, and leading universities and research facilities worldwide.