Issue: Volume: 24 Issue: 9 (September 2001)

News - 9/01

Top 10 DX-06 Performers
Below are the 10 workstation and graphics card combinations that recently earned the best performance scores per system for the Data Explorer DX-06 subset of the SPECviewperf 6.1.2 benchmarks. The DX-06 subset is based on IBM's Visualization Data Explorer, a general-purpose software package for scientific data visualization and analysis. The 10 tests in the subset involve visualizing a set of particle traces through a vector flow field.

The mean scores represent the combined, weighted results of the tests, measured in the number of frames per second the machines were able to execute. The larger the numbers, the better the performance. To see how the same workstations fared in other benchmark tests, or to review results from additional systems, visit

News is written and compiled by Jenny Donelan