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SPECweb® 2009 (RETIRED)

The SPECweb® 2009 benchmark is the next-generation SPEC benchmark for evaluating web server performance. Workloads include: Banking, which is a fully secure SSL-based workload; Ecommerce, which includes both SSL and non-SSL requests; and Support, which is a non-SSL workload that includes large downloads. New with SPECweb 2009 is the inclusion of a Power workload (based on the Ecommerce workload) and a performance/power metric. Measurements for the power workload are based on the SPECpower methodology and require the use of one of the accepted power analyzers.

The SPECweb® 2009 benchmark has been retired. Please see the retirement notice below for details regarding technical support and independent result publication. SPEC has made it available for sale after its retirement.

Retirement Notice

On August 9, 2011, SPEC announced that the SPECweb® 2009 benchmark was to be retired on 12 January 2012 and will no longer be actively supported after that date.

Publication of results with the SPECweb 2009 benchmark requires that an initial result be accepted for each location (See: Testers who have been through this acceptance process may continue to publish rule-compliant results after retirement of the benchmark. If a test location has not had an initial result accepted and if the tester would like to preserve their ability to independently publish results after the benchmark is retired, the tester must have submitted a result for review by SPEC no later than 12 January 2012. See for more information.

Update notices:

Dec. 09, 2010: Version 1.20 is now available. This update contains various updates and bug fixes. Licensees of earlier versions may contact SPEC for a free update to version 1.20.

Oct. 22, 2009: The newly-released version 1.10 includes new ASPX scripts in addition to the previously included PHP and JSP based scripts. As described in the Run Rules document, the results from using each of these types of scripts will have different metric names and will be tabulated separately.


Submitted Results
All of the results submitted to SPEC by benchmark licensees.
Tuning Descriptions
Additional documentation about tunings used for a result which are not included in the notes section may be found here.

Information and Documentation

Press releases
Version 1.0 Press Release (June 2009)
Version 1.10 Press Release (October 2009)

Technical Documentation:

Introduction and Setup Overview


Support FAQ (Updated: May 29, 2010)
Technical support FAQ addendum to the main FAQ.

Version 1.20 Benchmark Run and Reporting Rules
The rules that govern the running and reporting of results for the SPECweb 2009 benchmark.

Version 1.20 User Guide
The user guide

Version 1.20 Design Document
A white paper describing the architectural design behind the benchmark.
Component Design Documents:
Version 1.20 Pseudocode

Known Issues

Issues Building/Running the Benchmark
Installation, build, and runtime issues raised by users