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Burlingame, California – January 6th, 2003 – BAPCo® released today, WebMark®
Web applications that measures and enables comparison of PC performance
based upon Information Processing and Commercial Transactions. BAPCo® is a
non-profit consortium of leading computer industry publications, independent
testing labs, PC hardware manufacturers, semiconductor manufacturers and
WebMark® 2004 is a ground-up development, featuring new user driven
workloads. Usage models and scenarios are developed by experts using the
Internet in manners which reflect current and future computing trends. These
factors have enabled BAPCo to create a second generation of the WebMark
benchmark to further support Internet client testing by IT Managers, PC
OEMs, press and analysts worldwide.
WebMark 2004 represents a significant advance in ease of use for the testing
of Internet client environments. Featuring two modes of operation, official
scores can be reported in either on-line and offline mode. Offline mode
enables users to discover the Internet client performance of their PC using
content stored locally. On-line mode requires an additional server to host
test content but further empowers users to measure additional technologies
such as SSL (Secure Socket Layer) and web services.
WebMark 2004 is an Internet technology based benchmark that accurately
reflects usage patterns for business users in two Internet usage
categories – Information Processing and Commercial Transactions. Each
category represents the workload of a simulated user accomplishing a set of
Information Processing is composed of activities focused on users viewing,
researching and managing information on the Internet. Three websites –
Portal, Research and Training are created to represent common Internet sites
and activities that fall in this scenario.
Portal: Represents intranet portals that offer company news, organizational
updates and serve as a one-stop shop for employee services and intranet
Research: Represents activities that companies perform as they research
customer issues or claims.
Training: Represents those activities involved in the delivery of rich media
content and data visualization for online training classes.
Commercial Transactions is composed of activities involved in the commercial
exchange of goods or services. Three websites – Purchasing, Finance and
Marketplace are created to represent common Internet sites and activities
that fall in this scenario.
Purchasing: Represents activities involved in the purchasing of goods or
service from an online retailer or merchant.
Finance: Represents activities provided by financial institutions for
delivering trading services or financial information utilities such as stock
Marketplace: Represents activities provided by an online marketplace that
offers interactive tools to assist buyers and sellers in making purchasing
WebMark utilizes the leading web plug-ins and technologies such as: Adobe®
Acrobat® Reader® v6.0, Macromedia® Flash Player V126.96.36.199, Microsoft®
Windows Media Player® 9 series, Macromedia® Shockwave Player v 8.5.1, DHTML,
BAPCo’s WebMark® 2004 builds upon its predecessors utilizing the strongest
and broadest development team in PC benchmark history. BAPCo’s depth of
membership represents the breadth of the computing industry and harnesses a
consortium of experts.
BAPCo’s WebMark 2004 Software and Hardware Requirements:
Webmark 2004 Client requirements:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher. 128 MB RAM (non-shared RAM). A
CPU frequency of 500Mhz (or comparable rating) or above and 2.0 GB Free hard
disk space for installation and 1 GB during each run. A Windows® compatible
graphics adapter supporting 16-bit color at 1024 x 768, sound card and
network adapter (recommended use of 100baseT card for optimal performance).
WebMark 2004 Server requirements: (Only required for on-line mode)
A CPU frequency of 500Mhz (or comparable rating) or above and 1.0 GB Free
hard disk space. 256 MB RAM. A Windows® compatible graphics adapter, sound
card and network adapter (recommended use of 100baseT card for optimal
WebMark 2004 is being distributed by Futuremark, a leading provider of PC
performance benchmarking software and web services.
BAPCo’s WebMark 2004 is available for $299.95 USD. Please visit
http://www.bapco.com/store.html for further details and to place an order.