SPECworkstation 3 is a specialized test designed for benchmarking the key aspects of workstation performance; it uses over 30 workloads, containing nearly 140 tests to test CPU, graphics, I/O, and memory bandwidth. The workloads fall into seven categories;
Media and Entertainment – 3D animation, rendering
Product Development – CAD/CAM/CAE
Life Sciences – medical, molecular
Energy – oil and gas
We use the WPCstorage section of the benchmark to test drives which uses fifteen separate tests.