SPECapc Releases New Benchmark for
Solid Edge V12 CAD/CAM Software
WARRENTON, Va., March 19, 2003 - SPEC/GPC's Application Performance Characterization (SPECapc) project group has released an updated benchmark for systems running Solid Edge Version 12 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 12 is an updated benchmark based on new features in the software's
latest version. The new version increases the graphics and CPU workloads
without requiring additional memory. EDS PLM Solutions nearly doubled
the number of files in the benchmark's well-head assembly model, and increased
the triangle count from 1.3 to 3.8 million. The CPU tests now include
a re-compute calculation for a part with 500 features and a mass property
calculation of the assembly.
SPECapc continues to seek models and benchmarks for leading software programs in three key application areas: CAD/CAM/CAE, visualization, and digital content creation (DCC).
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.