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11/20/2020: SPEC has released SPEC CPU 2017 v1.1.5, with improvements to the sysinfo utility, better
compatibility with GCC version 10, and various minor bug fixes. More details are available in
"Changes in v1.1.5". All
users are encouraged to update their copy by using the runcpu update option.
10/14/2020: SPECgpc has released SPECviewperf 2020, with new
and updated viewsets and models, support within all viewsets for both 2K and 4K resolution displays,
and numerous user interface improvements.
09/30/2020: SPECapc has released a new benchmark for workstations
running Solidworks 2020. The new benchmark includes 10 models and 50 tests exercising
a full range of graphics and CPU functionality.
08/03/2020: The 12th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering,
ICPE 2021, is set to be held April 19-23, 2021,
in Rennes, France.
07/03/2020: SPEC is calling for nominations
for the Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award 2020. The program is
open to dissertations that have been defended between October 2019 and
September 2020. Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2020.
06/03/2020: The serverless computing paradigm delivers major
benefits for cloud applications —low-cost, fine-grained deployment,
and management-free operation. Read more in this
SPEC Research Group report.
05/22/2020: Through the years, SPECviewperf has grown from a 55 MB download back in 2000 to
a 7 GB download for the current SPECviewperf 13, to an estimated 18 GB download for the upcoming
SPECviewperf 2020. Read about the full
evolution of the benchmark over more than 25 years.
05/15/2020: Accurately assessing CAD workstation performance means taking into account
variances such as dataset complexity, users' most critical tasks, and how the
design is affected by downstream operations within the product development cycle. A
featuring SPEC/GWPG members.
04/20/2020: Video presentations from the ACM/SPEC International Conference
on Performance Engineering 2020 (ICPE 2020) are now live
03/20/2020: The 11th ACM/SPEC International Conference
on Performance Engineering, scheduled for April 20-24, will not be held as planned.
02/25/2020: The Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. (SPEC) announces that it
is offering rewards of up to $9,000 and a free benchmark license for
application code and datasets accepted under its benchmark search program.
02/25/2020: The SPECworkstation® 3 benchmark has been updated with
reengineered multi-threading code, enabling certain computational
workloads to scale beyond 64 logical processors.
02/24/2020: The Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award selection
committee has chosen the winning dissertation.
It was authored by Guanpeng Li of University of British Columbia, under the supervision
of Prof. Karthik Pattabiraman. The selection committee was especially impressed with the
quality and clarity of Dr. Li's dissertation. The award will be presented at the International Conference on Performance
Engineering (ICPE) in April 2020.
Given the high quality of dissertations nominated for this award, the committee decided to also
publicly recognize another dissertation authored by Dr. Bin Nie under the supervision
of Prof. Evgenia Smirni at the College of William & Mary as the runner-up to the award.
Honorable mentions were awarded to Pamela Delgado from École polytechnique fédérale
de Lausanne (EPFL), under the supervision of Prof. Willy Zwaenepoel, and Dr. Johannes
Hofmann from Friedrich-Alexander Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg, under the supervision
of Prof. Gerhard Wellein.
01/29/2020: The United States Department of Energy's (DOE) Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) issued a memo stating that organizations seeking ENERGY STAR certification are required to use SERT
Version 2.0.3 for computer server testing from this date forward.