SPEC CPU2006 Benchmark Description

Benchmark Name


Benchmark Author

GNU Go authors (in chronological order of contribution) are Man Lung Li, Wayne Iba, Daniel Bump, David Denholm, Gunnar Farnebäck, Nils Lohner, Jerome Dumonteil, Tommy Thorn, Nicklas Ekstrand, Inge Wallin, Thomas Traber, Douglas Ridgway, Teun Burgers, Tanguy Urvoy, Thien-Thi Nguyen, Heikki Levanto, Mark Vytlacil, Adriaan van Kessel, Wolfgang Manner, Jens Yllman, Don Dailey, Mans Ullerstam, Arend Bayer, Trevor Morris, Evan Berggren Daniel, Fernando Portela, Paul Pogonyshev, S.P. Lee, Stephane Nicolet and Martin Holters.
(List taken from development page at

Benchmark Program General Category

Artificial intelligence - game playing.

Benchmark Description

The program plays Go and executes a set of commands to analyze Go positions.

Input Description

Most input is in "SmartGo Format" (.sgf), a widely used de facto standard representation of Go games. A typical test involves reading in a game to a certain point, then executing a command to analyze the position.

Output Description

Output is typically an ascii description of a sequence of Go moves.

Programming Language


Known portability issues

None as of September 2007

Portability issues fixed subsequent to the release of SPEC CPU2006 V1.0


Last updated: $Date: 2008-04-12 08:31:17 -0400 (Sat, 12 Apr 2008) $