Guidelines for submissions from outside organizations
Below are guidelines for submitting results from organizations
outside of SPEC/GWPG.
- Contact the SPEC Office (tel. 1-703-579-8460 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
to inform us that your company is interested in submitting results.
SPEC will provide you with an FTP password and server location
in order to submit your result(s). Your company's result(s)
will remain on the SPEC/GWPG web site for a period of three months, after which you will have the option of renewing the submission at the same price. All submissions must follow
the run rules of the benchmark suite for which results are being
- Each data file submitted must use the following directory
structure and naming schemes. If no data is being submitted
for a particular benchmark, then the associated directory does
not have to be present.
Submission file name:
company_benchmark_vN.zip or company_benchmark_vN.tar.z,
where "company" is the organization name in lower
case, "benchmark" is the name of the specific benchmark,
and "vN" is the file version (e.g. sgi_apc_proe2000i2_v0.tar.z
and company_apc_maya2009_v0.zip). The initial submission
is v0. See the SPECapc
Run and Reporting Rules for additional benchmark-specific
Submission file name:
The submission file names must contain "gpc_v" for
SPECviewperf, contain all lowercase letters, and not contain
'.' except prior to the zip or tar file extension (e.g. company_gpc_v11_jun03_v0.zip).
The file version is denoted prior to the file extension. The
initial file version is v0. Resubmitted files must incrementally
increase the version number. See the SPECgpc
Run and Reporting Rules for additional information.
For all submissions, there are no spelling or letter case requirements
for the data and summary data files. To insure that data is
sorted correctly when listed by vendor, you must capitalize
the first letter of the directory name that represents your
- Use a date format of mm/yy (e.g. 06/01) in your data files.
- Any corrections or changes that need to be made to an organization's
submissions must be resubmitted in time to meet the deadline
established for the SPEC/GWPG News schedule. Minor editorial changes to a result under review (i.e. correcting
spelling errors, etc.) can be made by sending a request to email@example.com.
Major changes, such as changes to pricing information, for example,
should be handled via resubmission as described in the benchmark
If you have any questions about the submission process, please
contact the SPEC Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).