Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation
SPEC CPU95 Flag Descriptions
The files below are provided by the vendors to be descriptions of the various flags used to obtain their results.
SPEC appreciates that the compilation strings listed in the Notes sections can often be cryptic and that few people are fluent in the meanings of various compiler options across a variety of platforms. So, hopefully, these files will serve to help show what features have been utilized for each result.
Further information about the particulars of any flags used can be obtained directly from the vendor.
The file names are in the form of VENDOR-YYMMDD.txt or VENDOR-YYYYMMDD.txt where VENDOR is the name of the vendor, and YYMMDD or YYYYMMDD represents the year, month, and day that that vendor provided the flag description.
Because a single flag description is often used for a number of results often over a period of months, the best way to select the correct flag descriptions is to look for the most recent file from the appropriate vendor that is near or prior to the Test Date listed near the top of the results page(s).