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SPEC Benchmarks

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SPEC HPC96; SPEC HPC2002; SPEC MPI2007; SPEC OMP2001

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Application-based Benchmarks measure the performance of computer systems by running a set of applications with a well defined configuration and workload.

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The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC [Product and service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners]) is an organization for creating industry-standard benchmarks to measure various aspects of modern computer system performance. SPEC was founded in 1988. In January 1994, the High-Performance Group of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC HPG) was founded with the mission to establish, maintain, and endorse a suite of benchmarks representative of real-world, high-performance computing applications. Several efforts joined forces to form SPEC HPG and to initiate a new benchmarking venture that is supported broadly. Founding partners included the member organizations of SPEC,...

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Müller, M., Whitney, B., Henschel, R., Kumaran, K. (2011). SPEC Benchmarks. In: Padua, D. (eds) Encyclopedia of Parallel Computing. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-09766-4_370

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