Encyclopedia of Big Data Technologies

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Energy Benchmarking

  • Klaus-Dieter LangeEmail author
  • Jóakim von KistowskiEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63962-8_119-1



Software that utilizes standard applications, or their core routines that focus on a particular access pattern, in order to measure the power consumption or energy efficiency of single or multiple servers or storage systems.

Historical Background

In 1996, one of the earliest works on an energy-efficiency metric was published by Gonzalez and Horowitz (1996) in which the authors proposed the energy-delay product as the metric of energy-efficient microprocessor design. Almost a decade later, January 2006, the SPECpower Committee (https://www.spec.org/power/) was founded and started the development of the first industry-standard energy-efficiency benchmark for server-class compute equipment.

The SPECpower Committee developed the SPEC PTDaemon (http://www.spec.org/power/docs/SPEC-PTDaemon_Design.pdf) interface which offloads the details of controlling a power analyzer or temperature sensor, presenting a common...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hewlett Packard EnterpriseHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Computer ScienceUniversity of WürzburgWürzburgGermany

Section editors and affiliations

  • Meikel Poess
    • 1
  • Tilmann Rabl
    • 2
  1. 1.Server TechnologiesOracleRedwood ShoresUSA
  2. 2.Database Systems and Information Management GroupTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany