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Joining the Open Systems Group

Who Can Join?

Any company or organization interested in the technical development of OSG benchmarks is welcome to join. You must pay the membership fees, be willing to abide by SPEC's bylaws, the Fair Use Rules, the Guidelines for Handling SPEC Information, and OSG's Policies and Procedures.

To learn about the different projects that the OSG is working on, please go to

What are the Benefits of Membership?

Members are entitled to:

  • Licensed copies of all released OSG benchmarks
  • Unlimited publication of results on SPEC's public website
  • Access to the SPEC intranet site and benchmarks in development.
  • Opportunity to influence benchmark development and propose/champion new benchmarks.
  • Includes membership in the Research Group (RG).

What are the Membership Fees?

  Initiation Fee Annual Dues
OSG Membership $2,500 $9,500 PDF document Application 
OSG Associate* $1,500 $1,000 PDF document Application 

* Nonprofit organizations or educational institutions may qualify as OSG Associates.

Who do I contact?

If you would like to join SPEC, please complete the appropriate membership application form and fax it to 1-703-579-8463, attention: Membership, or email to The application will be submitted for board approval, which takes approximately 14 days. When the approval process is completed, you will be notified of your application's status and the next steps.

Options for dues payment are by check in U.S. Dollars, by credit card, or by bank transfer.

For more information please contact SPEC Headquarters at