SPECmark definition benchmark
The average of a set of floating-point
and integer SPEC benchmark
While the old average SPECmark89
has been popular with the industry and the press, SPEC
has intentionally *not* defined an average "SPECmark92" over all CPU benchmarks
of the 1992 suites (CINT92
), for the following reasons: With 6 integer (CINT92
) and 14 floating-point
) benchmarks, the average would be biased too much toward floating-point. Customers' workloads are different, some integer-only, some floating-point intensive, some mixed. Current processors have developed their strengths in a more diverse way (some more emphasizing integer performance, some more floating-point performance) than in 1989.
Some SPECmark results are available here (ftp://ftp.cdf.toronto.edu/pub/spectable).
See also SPECint92