SPEC (Standard Performance Evaluation Corp.) heeft de opvolger van de welbekende SPEC95 cross-platform benchmark gereleased. Hieronder een overzicht met de belangrijkste veranderingen:
Run-time: Several of the CPU95 benchmarks were finishing in less than a minute on leading-edge processors/systems. Given the SPEC measurement tools, small changes or fluctuations in the measurements were having significant impacts on the percentage of improvements being seen. SPEC chose to make run times for CPU2000 benchmarks longer to take into account future performance and prevent this from being an issue for the lifetime of the suites.
Application size: Many comments received by SPEC indicated that applications had grown in complexity and size and that CPU95 was becoming less representative of what runs on current systems. For CPU2000, SPEC selected programs with larger resource requirements to provide a mix with some of the smaller programs.
Application type: SPEC felt that there were additional application areas that should be included in CPU2000 to increase variety and representation within the suites. Areas such as 3D and image recognition have been added and data compression has been expanded.
Fiets richting SPEC.org voor meer info over de CPU2000 benchmark.