SPEC/GPC Issues 5,000 Free Benchmark CDs

SPEC’s Graphics Performance Characterization (GPC) Group is distributing 5,000 free CDs containing the latest versions of its performance evaluation benchmarks. Approximately 4,000 were distributed from members’ booths at SIGGRAPH ’99; the remaining are available through SPEC/GPC headquarters or the GPC News web site for $20 to cover shipping and handling.

Source code and executables are included in the CD for the following benchmarks:

The CD also includes background information on SPEC/GPC project groups (SPECapc, SPECmedia and SPECopc) and benchmarks, benchmark run and reporting rules, and links to current performance results and other content in the SPEC/GPC web site.

The SPEC/GPC benchmark CD can be ordered through this web site or through SPEC headquarters for $20 to cover shipping and handling: 6585 Merchant Place, Ste. 100, Warrenton, VA 20187; tel: 540-349-7878; fax: 540-349-5992; e-mail: gpcinfo@spec.org. SPEC/GPC is part of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. (SPEC), 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.