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Standards Performance Evaluation Corporation

Standards Performance Evaluation Corporation

The Standards Performance Evaluation Corporation is a standards body for performance benchmarks. SPEC is an umbrella organization encompassing the efforts of the Open Systems Group (SPECint95, SPECweb96, LADDIS, etc), the High Performance Group (SPECseis96, SPECchem96), and the Graphics Performance Characterization Group (PLBwire93, Xmark93, Viewperf, etc.). The SPEC site hosts the official repository of benchmark results, as well as information about the various SPEC benchmarks and their rules.


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Nagel (Student)
19 years ago
Good site for learning about real world performance gauging. Lots of different
links to different types of performance testing.
Used in course? Yes
John McClelland
John McClelland (Student)
20 years ago
This site is the best for a learning process on uderstanding benchmarking and
performance. These people are one of the biggies that do it so there is the

Technical Remarks:

This site is technical in the aspect that it needs to be for its job. Also
there is definitions and explanations of what they are. They have made effort
in their site to be understood by the layman.
Lampman (Student)
20 years ago
Website of the very popular SPEC tools used to benchmark computers. The problem
is that marketing "geniuses" can still skew the data to fool consumers into
believing that their product is the best.
Used in course? Yes