The SPEC/GWPG Report
Updates on graphics and workstation performance
March 2015


SPECviewperf benchmark adds virtualization support -- The SPEC Graphics Performance Characterization (SPECgpc) project group has released a new version of SPECviewperf (V12.0.2) that extends performance measurement from physical to virtualized workstation configurations.

SPECapc releases PTC Creo 3.0 benchmark -- In early January, the SPEC Application Performance Characterization (SPECapc) project group released a new standard benchmark for evaluating the performance of systems running PTC ® Creo ® 3.0 product design software.

VMware joins SPEC/GWPG -- VMware, a leading provider of virtualization technology, has joined SPEC/GWPG. Performance measurement for virtualized workstations has been added to the SPECviewperf 12.0.2 benchmark and it will be a central part of the soon-to-come update of the SPEC workstation (SPECwpc) benchmark. SPEC/GWPG welcomes the expertise of its newest member.

Free benchmark downloads -- Almost all SPEC/GWPG benchmarks are available to non-commercial entities for free downloading. Visit

Members: AMD, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Intel, Lenovo, Micron, NVIDIA, VMware

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