ORLANDO, Fla. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 4, 2012 — SPEC’s Application Performance Characterization (SPECapc) project group has released a new standard benchmark for evaluating the performance of systems running PTC’s Creo® 2.0 product design software. The announcement was made in conjunction with the PlanetPTC® Live annual conference in Orlando, Florida.
SPECapc for PTC® Creo 2.0 provides eight workflows that exercise all aspects of system performance when running the popular application. Composite scores are generated for graphics, shaded graphics, wireframe graphics, CPU and I/O performance.
PTC contributed the model and SPECapc tested and prepared the benchmark, making maximum use of new functionality in Creo 2.0.
“On behalf of PTC, I’d like to thank SPECapc for delivering this new standard benchmark for Creo 2.0. Our worldwide customer base and our hardware partners can now measure and compare the performance of Creo 2.0 on the latest generation of CAD workstations,” says Brian Thompson, vice president, Creo product management, PTC. “Graphics performance in Creo 2.0 is impressive and the SPECapc for Creo 2.0 benchmark provides our customers with a tool to determine the best hardware configuration for their particular needs.”
“It took teamwork and agility from both PTC and SPECapc to produce a benchmark of this quality in time for PlanetPTC Live,” says Allen Jensen, SPECapc chair. “SPECapc for Creo 2.0 should be a great benefit to the entire PTC user community.”
Available for free downloading
SPECapc for PTC Creo 2.0 is available for free downloading on the SPEC/GWPG (Graphics & Workstation Performance Group) web site: www.spec.org/gwpg.
SPECapc is always on the lookout for real-world models to use in its application-based benchmarks. If you have models that can be freely distributed to the public as part of a benchmark, contact Bob Cramblitt.
SPECapc was formed in 1997 to address performance evaluation based on popular workstation applications. Current members include AMD, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Intel, Lenovo, NEC and NVIDIA. SPECapc is part of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. (SPEC), a non-profit corporation formed to establish, maintain and endorse a standardized set of relevant benchmarks that can be applied to the newest generation of computers. For more information, visit: www.spec.org.
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