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SPEC CPU® 2017

SPEC CPU® 2017 contains SPEC's next-generation, industry-standardized, CPU intensive suites for measuring and comparing compute intensive performance, stressing a system's processor, memory subsystem and compiler.

The SPEC CPU2017 benchmark suites are available for purchase via the SPEC order form.

SPEC designed these suites to provide a comparative measure of compute-intensive performance across the widest practical range of hardware using workloads developed from real user applications. The benchmarks are provided as source code and require the use of compiler commands as well as other commands via a shell or command prompt window.

CPU2017 has 43 benchmarks, organized into four suites:

  • The SPECspeed®2017 Integer and SPECspeed®2017 Floating Point suites are used for comparing time for a computer to complete single tasks.
  • The SPECrate®2017 Integer and SPECrate®2017 Floating Point suites measure the throughput or work per unit of time.

More information:


Submitted Results
Text, HTML, CSV, PDF, and Configuration file outputs for the SPEC CPU 2017 metrics; includes all of the results submitted to SPEC from the SPEC member companies and other licensees of the benchmark.

Search across all SPEC CPU2017 results in SPEC's online result database.

Benchmark Press Releases

Press release material, documents, and announcements:

Benchmark Documentation

Index of SPEC CPU documentation, the Run and Reporting Rules, benchmark descriptions, etc. All documentation available for the benchmark distribution is found/maintained/updated here.


If help is needed with running the SPEC CPU2017 benchmark suites, please see the technical support page. You may also want to check the FAQ and the known issues pages.


Flag Descriptions - explanations from the testers for what all those cryptic flags in the results' notes section really mean.

Related Publications

Benchmark case study
How a cloud computing company uses the SPEC CPU2017 benchmark suite.