New SPECwpcto measure virtualized WSs

Robert Dow

The new SPECwpc benchmark measures all key aspects of workstation performance based on diverse professional applications. Members of the SPECwpc include AMD, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Intel, Lenovo, Micron, NVIDIA and VMware.Meeting a growing need. The ability to measure comprehensive performance for virtualized workstations comes at a time when the market is in its early growing stages, according to Jon Peddie, President of JPR.”Our conservative estimates project workstation-capable virtual desktop installations increasing from essentially zero two years ago to nearly 350,000 clients by 2018,” says Peddie. “The newest version of the SPECwpc benchmark gives users and vendors a proven tool to evaluate virtualized performance based on leading professional applications.”