Spec



noun
1.
Usually, specs. specification (def 2).
2.
speculation.
adjective
3.
built, done, bought, etc., as a speculation:
the construction of spec houses.
verb (used with object), spec’d or specked or specced, spec’ing or specking or speccing.
4.
to provide specifications for:
Their newest truck was spec’d by a computer.
Idioms
5.
on spec, made, built, or done with hopes of but no assurance of payment or a sale; without commitment by a client or buyer:
ad illustrations done on spec; luxury homes built on spec and sold before completion.
plural noun, Informal.
1.
spectacles; eyeglasses.
2.
specifications.
1.
special.
2.
specially.
3.
specifically.
4.
specification.
noun
1.
on spec, as a speculation or gamble: all the tickets were sold so I went to the theatre on spec
adjective
2.
(prenominal) (Austral & NZ) speculative: a spec developer
abbreviation
1.
specification
2.
speculation
plural noun (informal)
1.
short for spectacles
2.
short for specifications See specification
spear carrier
spear chucker
special
Special K
benchmark, body
Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation.
A non-profit corporation registered in California formed to “establish, maintain and endorse a standardized set of relevant benchmarks that can be applied to the newest generation of high-performance computers” (from SPEC’s bylaws). The founders believe that the user community will benefit greatly from an objective series of applications-oriented tests, which can serve as common reference points and be considered during the evaluation process.
SPEC develops suites of benchmarks intended to measure computer performance. These are available to the public for a fee covering development and administration costs.
The current (14 Nov 94) SPEC benchmark suites are: CINT92 (CPU intensive integer benchmarks); CFP92 (CPU intensive floating-point benchmarks); SDM (UNIX Software Development Workloads); SFS (System level file server (NFS) workload).
Results (ftp://ftp.cdf.toronto.edu/pub/spectable).
SPEC also publishes a quarterly report of SPEC news and results, The SPEC Newsletter. Some issues are here (http://performance.netlib.org/performance/html/spec.html).
There is a FAQ about SPEC here (http://performance.netlib.org/performance/html/specfaq.html).
(1994-11-14)

A specification language. It expresses black box interface specifications for large distributed systems with real-time constraints. It incorporates conceptual models, inheritance and the event model. It is a descendant of MSG.84.
[“An Introduction to the Specification Language Spec”, V. Berzins et al, IEEE Software 7(2):74-84 (Mar 1990)].

specification
spec
1.
speculation
2.
write specifications for
spec.
1.
special
2.
specialist
3.
specific
4.
specifically
5.
specification
6.
speculation
specs
1.
specifications
2.
spectacles (eyeglasses)
see: on spec

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