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Energy Benchmarking

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Energy-efficiency benchmarking; Power benchmarking


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.

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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 ( 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 ( interface which offloads the details of controlling a power analyzer or temperature sensor, presenting a common...

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Correspondence to Klaus-Dieter Lange or Jóakim von Kistowski .

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Lange, KD., von Kistowski, J. (2018). Energy Benchmarking. In: Sakr, S., Zomaya, A. (eds) Encyclopedia of Big Data Technologies. Springer, Cham.

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