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2/3/03 10:00 AM ECSE-2660 Computer Architecture, Networks, & Operating Systems, Spring 2003 Page 1 of 3 Homework #02 (solution) Last Name First Name Student ID Number Email 1 2 3 Total Grader’s Initials 40 20 40 100 Morning afternoon Browse the SPEC site! 1. Point your web browser to the following web site: http://www.specbench.org a. (5 points) What does "SPEC" stand for, and when was it established? List three member companies. Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation, 1988 e.g., IBM, Intel, Hewlett-Packard Grading: 1 pt for each of the five items. b. (5 points) What is the name of the original SPEC committee? What aspects of computer performance did it focus on? Open Systems Group (OSG): This group focuses on benchmarks for high-end workstations and servers running open systems environments. Grading: 2 pts for the group, 3pts for the focus. c. (5 points) What are the names of the SPEC committees that were added later? What aspects of computer performance do they focus on? Name of committee Focus High Performance Group The HPG is a forum for establishing, maintaining and endorsing a suite of benchmarks that represent high-performance computing applications for standardized, cross-platform performance evaluation. Graphics Performance Group The GPC joined SPEC in early '96. They prepare standardized graphics performance tests.
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