submit cactuBSSN for SPEC v8 CPU benchmark

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Roland Haas created an issue

Steps required:

  • Step 1: Complete the legal paperwork. Submit a Search Program Proposal to SPEC through the entry form found at: including:

    • Submitter's name and contact information (email address and shipping address),
    • Name of the application,
    • Programming(s) language used and approximate lines of code,
    • A description of what the application does and how it is used, and
    • A statement declaring that the Submitter has the authority to give SPEC the right to distribute the application as part of a SPEC benchmark suite.
  • Step 2 Initial porting and workload ($1500 upon successful completion)

  • Step 3 Provide workloads and demonstrate profile ($1500 or $2500 upon successful completion)
  • Step 4 Complete Code Testing ($1500 or $2000 upon successful completion)
  • Step 5 Recommendation to the Open System Group (no monetary award)
  • Step 6 Acceptance into the SPEC CPU Suite ($3000 if accepted)

Malcolm Tobias submitted an ADM code for SPEC CPU 2006:

Erik, Gab, Peter, and Jian Tao submitted a BSSN code for SPEC CPU 2017:

SPEC CPU benchmarks are widely used in both academia and industry and have a broad impact in many fields. I hope we could keep Cactus in the SPEC benchmark suite.

Getting ADM into SPEC took several years (

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