SPECapc Releases New Benchmark
for Solid Edge Version 11 CAD/CAM Software

WARRENTON, Va., March 20, 2002 -- SPEC/GPC's Application Performance Characterization (SPECapc) project group has released a new benchmark for systems running Solid Edge Version 11 CAD/CAM software from EDS PLM Solutions. The benchmark and initial testing results from SPECapc members are available for free on this web site.

SPECapc for Solid Edge Version 11 is an updated benchmark based on new features in the software's latest version. It uses the same models - a well-head assembly with 1,320 parts and 1.3 million polygons, and a 64-part hydraulic jack assembly with 66,000 polygons - as its predecessor, SPECapc for SolidEdge V10.

"EDS PLM Solutions provided a great service to the industry by supplying the models and operations for this benchmark," says George Chaltas of Intel, SPECapc chair. "It's an ideal mix, with the ISV contributing the application expertise and SPECapc implementing the proven SPEC/GPC methodology that ensures appropriate graphics workloads and standardized measurement criteria, review processes and reporting formats."

SPECapc continues to seek additional benchmarks for leading software programs in three key application areas: CAD/CAM/CAE, visualization and digital content creation (DCC). SPECapc benchmarks and updated performance results are offered for free on the GPC News web site.

SPECapc is a project group of the Graphics Performance Characterization (GPC) Group, which in turn is part of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. (SPEC). SPEC is a non-profit corporation formed to establish, maintain and endorse a standardized set of relevant benchmarks that can be applied to the newest generation of high-performance computers. SPEC's membership includes computer hardware and software vendors, and leading universities and research facilities worldwide.


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