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Frequently Asked Questions

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Software licensing

Am I required to purchase a license for this GWPG benchmark?

A paid license is required for any for-profit entity that sells computers or computer-related products in the commercial marketplace, with the exception of SPEC/GWPG member companies that receive benchmark licenses as a membership benefit. Examples of those requiring a paid license include:

  • Computer hardware and software vendors
  • Computer component manufacturers (hard drives, memory, device vendors)
  • Computer-related service providers (for-profit resellers, distributors, consultants)
  • Computer operating system companies

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