Thursday, 2021-08-12

The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) was formed in 1988 to establish industry standards for measuring computer performance. Since then, SPEC has become the largest and most influential benchmark consortium in the world.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary

SPEC meetings in Berlin

  • SPEC/HPG develops benchmarks for symmetric multiprocessor systems, workstation clusters, distributed memory parallel systems, and traditional vector and vector-parallel supercomputers. For more information visit

  • The SPEC OSG Java committee creates benchmarks for fairly and consistently reporting Java performance. For more information visit

  • The OSG Power committee creates industry-standard benchmarks and tools to measure server power consumption and performance. For more information visit

  • The SPEC Research Group (RG) serves as a platform for collaborative research efforts in the area of quantitative system evaluation and analysis, fostering interaction between industry and academia. For more information visit

SPEC Meeting Schedule

  • OSG Java - jEnterprise: Tuesday-Thursday (full-day)

  • HPG: Monday-Friday (full-day)

  • OSG Power: Monday-Thursday (full-day except Tuesday 13:00-17:00)

  • RG Power: Thursday (full-day - will meet jointly with OSG Power)

  • RG Cloud: Monday (17:30-19:00)

  • RG DevOps: Monday (17:30-19:00)

  • RG BigData: Monday (17:30-19:00)

  • OSG Steering Committee: Friday (08:30-10:30)

Big news from SPEC/HPG

On March 1, SPEC announced that it will immediately offer benchmarks from its High-Performance Group (SPEC/HPG) at no charge to qualified non-profit organizations worldwide. Visit the SPEC website for more information on SPEC/HPG benchmarks and to access downloads.


Access the latest benchmark results

SPEC benchmarks are used worldwide to evaluate the performance of computer systems, both physical and virtualized. Test results are published on the SPEC website, cited in research papers, used for purchasing decisions, and quoted by vendors for marketing purposes. Search for the latest benchmark results at

Find out more about benchmarks and tools

SPEC offers more than 20 industry-standard benchmarks and tools for system performance evaluation in a variety of application areas. Visit the SPEC website

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