SPEC Forms Client Systems Standardized Benchmark Committee
GAINESVILLE, Va., Dec. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. (SPEC) announces that the International Standards Group (ISG) has formed the Client Efficiency Committee to oversee the establishment and development of standardized client computing benchmarks for use primarily in national and international standards organizations, government regulations, and energy efficiency programs for client computing systems. The benchmarks will focus on application types that are often used on notebooks, desktops and workstations.
“We have strong support from SPEC member companies who see the value in creating a globally harmonized active application metric that can be used in regulations to assess both performance and energy efficiency,” said Roger Tipley, Chair of the Customer Efficiency Committee. “We invite additional participants to help us achieve our goals of delivering fair and complete coverage of customer computer systems. This new committee will use the testing framework developed in the ISG Server Efficiency Committee, which maintains the SERT suite, the commonly used standardized server efficiency benchmark.”
The Client Effectiveness Committee is currently developing its goals and beginning to define the details for its first client computing benchmark. Members of the ISG Customer Effectiveness Committee include AMD, Apple, Dell, Google, HPE, HP Inc., Intel and NVIDIA. New committee members are welcome and especially encouraged to join the SPEC ISG Customer Effectiveness Committee during this benchmark development stage.
For more information about SPEC, or to join the International Standards Group and the Customer Effectiveness Committee, visit https://www.spec.org/isg.
SPEC is a non-profit organization that establishes, maintains and endorses standardized benchmarks and tools to evaluate performance for the latest generation of computing systems. Its membership consists of more than 120 leading computer hardware and software vendors, educational institutions, research organizations and government agencies worldwide.
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