Who creates BAPCo benchmarks?

BAPCo has a detailed development process which is followed for all products. An outline of the development process is available in the SYSmark 2014 whitepaper. Many committee members volunteer resources to help in various aspects of the development process.

Where can I find the EULA?

The EULA (End User License Agreement) can be found and downloaded here.

Are BAPCo products used in government tenders?

Yes, BAPCo products are used in government tenders in over 50 countries including: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States of America. Refer to http://bapco.com/bgn for additional information.

Does BAPCo use any optimization when compiling the benchmarking software?

No. The default compiler options are used. SYSmark, MobileMark and TabletMark are compiled with Microsoft Visual Studio with default options.

Does BAPCo optimize the applications it uses in SYSmark or MobileMark?

No, BAPCo does not optimize any applications. All the applications used in BAPCo benchmarks come directly from the application vendors. The performance of those applications will represent the performance users will see in the real world.

Who makes the decisions on which scenarios should be included in BAPCo benchmarks?

BAPCo committee members look at current usage models and usage trends to determine relevant scenarios.

Who makes the decisions on which applications will be used in BAPCo benchmarks?

BAPCo committee members use many criteria to determine relevant applications to use, including market data. Ultimately the BAPCo membership decides which applications will be used.

What are the benefits of using SYSmark or MobileMark?

SYSmark and MobileMark use real world applications. This gives a more realistic view of performance unlike many synthetic benchmarks which only focus on limited aspects of a system.

Why would a company want to join the consortium?

BAPCo was founded to foster the creation of meaningful benchmarks in an applications environment. BAPCo members receive released products at a cost rate. Also, BAPCo members have access to beta pre-releases before outside companies can purchase the released product. The BAPCo organization always promotes member companies in its literature, WWW site, and convention (exposure) show booths.

How does a company join BAPCo?

Companies interested in joining the consortium are required to fill out an application which will be reviewed by BAPCo’s board of directors. Membership dues are payable upon application approval.

Starting on 1 January 2017 BAPCo membership dues will be:

Full membership: $12,500 initiation fee and $9100 yearly.

Associate membership: $7,500 initiation fee and $6000 yearly.

Who can join BAPCo?

Any organization interested in contributing to the consortium’s goals and purposes while adhering to the consortium’s code of conduct may join. Companies interested in becoming part of the consortium should call (408) 988-7654 or send a request via our contact form.

What makes BAPCo’s benchmarks unique?

BAPCo benchmarks are based on software packages commonly found in retail computer software stores. Using benchmarks based on business applications enables users to conduct evaluations of systems handling realistic workloads in environments users might often encounter. This approach provides users with meaningful data for evaluating systems because the results are relevant to demands they would typically place on systems through day-to-day workloads.

What is BAPCo?

BAPCo stands for Business Applications Performance Corporation and its current members include:Acer, ARCIntuition, ChinaByte, CNET, Compal, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, Intel, Inventec, LC Future Center, Lenovo,  Microsoft, Pegatron, Quanta Computer,  Samsung, Toshiba, Western Digital, Wistron,  Zol and others. BAPCo is a non-profit consortium with a charter to develop and distribute a set of objective performance benchmarks for personal computers based on popular software applications and operating systems.

Why was BAPCo formed?

BAPCo was founded to foster the creation of meaningful benchmarks in an applications environment.

How do members of the press contact BAPCo?

Members of the press interested in contacting BAPCo may do so through email: press@bapco.com