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SPECopc group posts update for
Linux/Unix version of SPECviewperf 9

WARRENTON, Va., September 26, 2006 – SPEC/GPC’s OpenGL Performance Characterization (SPECopc) project group has posted new software and a patch to correct a script error in the Linux/Unix version of SPECviewperf 9 posted on August 22. The error caused scoring inaccuracies for the maya-02 and proe-04 viewsets.

A new version (V9.0.3) of SPECviewperf 9 that corrects the problem has been posted on the SPEC/GPC web site, along with a software patch for those who previously downloaded the Linux/Unix version. The problem did not affect the Windows version of SPECviewperf 9, but that software has also been renamed 9.0.3 to keep the two versions in synch. Earlier versions of SPECviewperf are not affected by the problem.

Developed by SPEC/GPC’s OpenGL Performance Characterization (SPECopc) project group, SPECviewperf has become a worldwide standard for users assessing graphics performance for new purchases and upgrades, graphics card vendors testing products under development, OEMs evaluating graphics components, and consultants and publication editors reviewing new graphics systems.

SPECviewperf 9 represents a major upgrade, featuring two new viewsets, a totally restructured viewset, and code changes that bring the testing environment much closer to the realities experienced by application users.

About SPECviewperf

SPECviewperf measures the 3D graphics performance of systems running under the OpenGL application programming interface. The benchmark’s test files, called viewsets, represent a popular mix of graphics rendering and manipulation found in actual applications. Current viewsets represent graphics functionality in 3ds max, CATIA, EnSight, Lightscape, Maya, Pro/ENGINEER, SolidWorks, UGS NX 3, and UGS Teamcenter Visualization Mockup.

About SPECopc

SPECopc 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. For more information, visit:


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