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Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation


SPEC Headquarters

Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC)
7001 Heritage Village Plaza
Suite 225
Gainesville, VA 20155

Phone: 1-703-579-8460
Fax: 1-703-579-8463

The SPEC office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, 2015 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

SPEC Staff

  • Dianne Rice - Operations/Customer Support/Administrative Services
  • Jason Glick - IT/Engineering/Support
  • Cathy Sandifer - IT/Webmaster/Support
  • Bob Cramblitt - Press Relations

How Do I Order from SPEC?

SPEC products can be obtained by using our online order form. The SPECjvm2008 benchmark and non-commercial licenses for GWPG benchmarks (SPECapc, SPECviewperf, SPECwpc) are available as free downloads.


General questions can be answered by SPEC's main office staff, easily reached at

SPEC Technical Support

Please direct general technical questions regarding SPEC benchmark products to SPEC's staff at We can provide assistance only with issues directly related to running the benchmark software. Examples of support that SPEC cannot provide include: hardware installation issues; hardware problems; non-SPEC software installation issues; non-SPEC software problems; hardware or software specific tuning.

SPEC licensees may direct technical questions regarding the benchmarks to the benchmark support addresses; please see your documentation for the correct email address.

Technical support requiring involvement of specialists is done by volunteers from our member institutions. Please do not send us any proprietary information in your queries. If you feel you cannot clearly ask your question without reference to proprietary information please clearly mark such communications and we will not involve our benchmark specialists, but rather will answer your query only if SPEC's own staff generalists are able to do so.

SPEC Welcomes Comments

SPEC is interested in learning how we are serving the needs for performance information. Send your comments to

Other Performance Groups

SPEC is not the only group doing performance measurement; we've started a small list of related performance links.


Frequently Asked Questions

If you are still curious, perhaps we have the answers in the SPEC FAQ Sheet.