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NOUN (1)

1. a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work;
[syn: specification, spec]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

spec n 1: a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work [syn: specification, spec]
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

SPEC System Performance Evaluation Corporation (org., RISC)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

SPEC 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)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Spec 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)].
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

specification spec (spec) A document describing how some system should work. (2001-02-06)