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Standards Performance Evaluation Corporation

The Standards Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) is a cooperation that produces fair, impartial benchmarks for computers. The benchmarks differ based on what the code does -- SPEC-WEB, for example, tests HTTP server performance.

SPEC benchmarks are written in a platform neutral language, and the interested parties may compile the code using whatever processor they prefer for their platform, but may not change the code. Typically, they incooperate code that is used in real life -- for instance, the Spec-WEB benchmark may incoperate Apache webserver code.

The Benchmarks

External Links

Official SPEC website