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Speculation

An investment with an exceptionally high risk. Speculators may invest in a start-up company or in a volatile commodity. These risks carry the possibility of very high returns. Speculators often trade actively and many have hedging strategies to reduce their risks. See also: Hedge fund.

spec

Speculative; built without a purchaser or a tenant, but in anticipation of securing one when the project is completed.

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It summarizes the number of loops which can be analyzed in a collection of programs taken from the SPECfp benchmarks based on our assumptions given above.
Statistics on the Number of SPECfp Loops Amenable to Our Analysis (#L refers to the number of loops.
Sun says the UltraSparc II family now spans a performance range from 250MHz to 450MHz, with the 450MHz part, including 4Mb Level 2 cache, estimated to deliver a SPECint95 rating of 19.6, and a SPECfp rating of 27.1.