SPEC/GPC’s Application Performance Characterization (SPECapc) project group
today released new software for evaluating performance of systems running
Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0. The new benchmark is the first in the SPECapc suite
to measure performance for both 32- and 64-bit systems. SPECapc for Pro/ENGINEER
Wildfire 2.0 uses a complex model of a race car assembly to exercise all areas
of system performance relevant to the popular CAD/CAM/CAE application. It runs
eight tests to measure performance for graphics, CPU and I/O. SPECapc for
Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0 is available for free downloading on the SPEC/GPC web
site:
www.spec.org/gpc

SPEC/GPC’s Application Performance Characterization (SPECapc) project group
today released new software for evaluating performance of systems running
Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0. The new benchmark is the first in the SPECapc suite
to measure performance for both 32- and 64-bit systems.

SPECapc for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0 uses a complex model of a race car
assembly to exercise all areas of system performance relevant to the popular
CAD/CAM/CAE application. It runs eight tests to measure performance for
graphics, CPU and I/O.

In addition to running on 32-bit systems, SPECapc for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0
enables performance testing on 64-bit operating systems that can address larger
amounts of physical memory.

“The new benchmark is a significant development for Pro/E Wildfire users who
want to measure real-world performance for the latest generation of computing
and graphics systems,” says Dan Bennett, SPECapc chair. “Combining a realistic
testing environment and workloads with SPEC’s proven benchmark methodology helps
ensure that we are delivering the most representative and repeatable benchmark
possible for Pro/E Wildfire.”

In addition to Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0, SPECapc provides benchmarks for
SolidEdge V14, SolidWorks 2005, 3ds max 7 and Maya 6.5. The SPECapc group
continues to seek models and benchmarks for leading software applications in
CAD/CAM, digital content creation, and simulation/visualization.

SPECapc for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0 is available for free downloading on the
SPEC/GPC web site:
www.spec.org/gpc