Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation
The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation ( SPEC ) is a non-profit organization that develops benchmarks for evaluating the performance of hardware and software . The association, founded in 1988, is based in Gainesville ( Virginia ). The members are all major hardware and software manufacturers and some research organizations. Every member of a subgroup of the SPEC can influence the development of the benchmarks. The benchmarks themselves are chargeable.
With the acquisition of a license , the respective company undertakes to always publish the complete results. This ensures that not only the good results of a computer can be used for advertising purposes, but that the broadest possible cross-section is created, which also shows possible weaknesses.
|group||scope of application||Current benchmark||Expired versions|
Open Systems G.
Published: June 2017; replaces CPU2006.
CPU2017 contains four sets of benchmarks for measuring speed and throughput for integer and floating point operations.
|CPU89, CPU92, CPU95, CPU2000, CPU2006|
|Java - Application Server||SPEC jAppServer2004||jAppServer2001, jAppServer2002|
|Java server including Java infrastructure||SPEC JBB2005, jEnterprise2010||JBB2000|
|Java - Java Message Service (JMS)||SPEC jms2007|
|Java - Java Virtual Machine||SPEC JVM98|
|Mail server||SPEC MAIL2009||MAIL2001, MAIL2008|
|Web server||SPEC WEB2009||WEB96, WEB99, WEB99_SSL, WEB2005|
|File server||SFS97_R1 (3.0)||SFS93, SFS97 (2.0)|
|Infrastructure-as-a-Service||SPEC Cloud IaaS 2018||Cloud IaaS 2016|
Graphics & Workstation Performance G.
|OpenGL graphics cards||SPECviewperf13|