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SPC Benchmark 1 (SPC-1),
SPC Benchmark 1 Energy Extension (SPC-1/E) Specification

The SPC is in the midst of moving to a new implementation of the SPC-1 workload. The new release, SPC-1 version 3, retains the core capabilities and requirements of SPC-1 version 1, but includes support for data deduplication, and data compression, in addition to refining some of the workload attributes to bring the benchmark more in-line with modern storage system workloads. To assure a smooth transition to the new implementation of the SPC-1 workload, Test Sponsors are allowed to publish against either the version 1 or version 3 specification for the time being, though version 1 results are not comparable to version 3 results. 

The current and previous versions of the SPC-1 specification, which includes the SPC-1/E Energy Extension, are listed below. The "Effective Date" designates the date on which a given specifcaiton revision replaces its predecessor. Benchmark results may be released to be compliant with a version of the specification that has an "Effective Date" in the future.

Questions and comments concerning the specification may be sent to the SPC Administrator.

VERSION 3
Revsion
(effective date)
Description/Comments Format
v3.4
(15 May 2017)
See "Document History" for a list of revisions

 PDF (1,377 KB)

Changes from v3.3 to v3.4 can be found here

VERSION 1
v1.14
(Retired: 31 January 2017)
See "Document History" (page viii) for a list of revisions PDF (1,207 KB)


SPC Benchmark 2 (SPC-2)
SPC Benchmark 2/Energy Extension (SPC-2/E) Specification

The current and previous versions of the SPC-2 specification, which includes the SPC-2/E Energy Extension, are listed below. The "Effective Date" designates the date on which the current version replaces the previous version. Benchmark results may be released to be compliant with a version of the specification that has an "Effective Date" in the future.

Questions and comments concerning the specification may be sent to the SPC Administrator.

Version
(effective date)
Description/Comments Format
v1.6
(15 January 2017)
See "Document History" (page 2) for a list of revisions        PDF (2.3 MB)
PDF with change bars (2.3 MB)

 

SPC Benchmark 1C (SPC-1C)
SPC Benchmark 1C/Energy Extension (SPC-1C/E) Specification

The current and previous versions of the SPC-1C specification, which includes the SPC-1C/E Energy Extension, are listed below. The "Effective Date" designates the date on which the current version replaces the previous version. Benchmark results may be released to be compliant with a version of the specification that has an "Effective Date" in the future.

Questions and comments concerning the specification may be sent to the SPC Administrator.

Version
(effective date)
Description/Comments Format
v1.5
(12 May 2013)
See "Document History" (page 3) for a list of revisions PDF (1,033 KB)
v1.4
(18 November 2012)
See "Document History" (page vi) for a list of revisions PDF (783 KB)

 

SPC Benchmark 2C (SPC-2C)
SPC Benchmark 2C/Energy Extension (SPC-2C/E) Specification

The current and previous versions of the SPC-2C specification, which includes the SPC-2C/E Energy Extension, are listed below. The "Effective Date" designates the date on which the current version replaces the previous version. Benchmark results may be released to be compliant with a version of the specification that has an "Effective Date" in the future.

Questions and comments concerning the specification may be sent to the SPC Administrator.

Version
(effective date)
Description/Comments Format
v1.4
(12 May 2013)
See "Document History" (page 2) for a list of revisions PDF (1,619 KB)
v1.3
(18 November 2012)
See "Document History" (page 2) for a list of revisions             PDF (909 KB)


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