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Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation


2007 SPEC Benchmark Workshop

January 21, 2007
Radisson Hotel Austin North

General Information (including Registration)

The 2007 SPEC Benchmark Workshop will be held on January 21, 2007, in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC). Workshop attendees are invited to attend one or several sessions of the SPEC Annual meeting, January 22-25, 2007, to be held at the Radisson Hotel Austin North.

The 2007 SPEC Benchmark Workshop will take place at the Radisson Hotel Austin North in Austin, Texas. It will bring together benchmark developers and users in industry and academia. The program will feature a series of talks on:

  • available benchmark suites,
  • the use of benchmarks in industry, academia, and government organizations and,
  • benchmarking methodologies.

Traditionally, the workshop is held in an informal environment that encourages free information exchange. There is no registration fee, however, advance reservation is required for space allocation planning. To register for the SPEC workshop, please use the registration form.

Hotel Information

Radisson Hotel Austin North

6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin TX 78752

Telephone: (512) 451-5757 or (888) 201-1718 (reservations)
Fax: (512) 467-7644

Deadline for making reservations is January 5, 2007.

King: $99.00 Single/Double Occupancy
Double/Double: $99.00 Single/Double Occupancy
Reference "SPEC" when making your reservation.

Note: There are a limited number of hotel rooms reserved for workshop participants until January 5, 2007. Thereafter, a hotel reservation may be possible, but cannot be guaranteed.


8:30– 8:45 Opening Remarks: David A. Bader, Georgia Tech, Program Chair

9:00– 10:00 Keynote: Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee & Oak Ridge National Laboratory
                      The HPC Challenge Benchmark: A Candidate for Replacing Linpack in the TOP500?

10:00– 10:30   Session 1

10:30– 11:00     Break

11:00– 12:00     Session 2

12:00 - 1:30     Lunch (on your own)

1:30 - 3:00    Session 3

3:00 - 3:30     Break

3:30 – 5:00     Session 4

5:00 End of Technical Program

Social Program

5:30 – 8:00     Social and Presentation of the Kaivalya Dixit Award