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SPECmark

(benchmark)
The average of a set of floating-point and integer SPEC benchmark results.

While the old average SPECmark89 has been popular with the industry and the press, SPEC has intentionally *not* defined an average "SPECmark92" over all CPU benchmarks of the 1992 suites (CINT92 and CFP92), for the following reasons: With 6 integer (CINT92) and 14 floating-point (CFP92) benchmarks, the average would be biased too much toward floating-point. Customers' workloads are different, some integer-only, some floating-point intensive, some mixed. Current processors have developed their strengths in a more diverse way (some more emphasizing integer performance, some more floating-point performance) than in 1989.

Some SPECmark results are available here.

See also SPECint92, SPECfp92, SPECrate_int92, SPECrate_fp92.
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SPEC

(1) See specs and specification.

(2) (SPEC) (Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation, Warrenton, VA, www.specbench.org) An organization founded in 1988 to establish standard benchmarks for computers. Its first benchmark was a single CPU rating known as the "SPECmark," in which one SPECmark was equivalent in performance to a VAX 11/780. Although SPEC benchmarks continue to rate CPUs, SPEC has a variety of benchmarks to measure graphics subsystems, Java, Web servers, mail servers, application servers and file servers. Following are the SPEC names for current and retired CPU benchmarks. See SPECgpc and benchmark.
SPEC CPU BENCHMARKSCurrent
  SPECspeed2017 Integer
  SPECspeed2017 Floating Point
  SPECrate2017 Integer
  SPECrate2017 Floating Point

  Retired
  SPEC CPU 2006: CINT2006   CFP2006
  SPEC CPU 2000: CINT2000   CFP2000
  SPEC CPU 95: SPECint95  SPECfp95
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