Wednesday, 23 April 2014

About SPEC Research Group

The SPEC Research Group (RG) is a new group within the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) established to serve as a platform for collaborative research efforts in the area of quantitative system evaluation and analysis, fostering the interaction between industry and academia in the field.

The scope of the group includes computer benchmarking, performance evaluation, and experimental system analysis in general, considering both classical performance metrics such as response time, throughput, scalability and efficiency, as well as other non-functional system properties included under the term dependability, e.g., availability, reliability, and security.

The conducted research efforts span the design of metrics for system evaluation as well as the development of methodologies, techniques and tools for measurement, load testing, profiling, workload characterization, dependability and efficiency evaluation of computing systems.

Latest News

ACM/SPEC International Conference Issues Call for Contributions on Performance Engineering

The Call for Contributions for the 6th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2015) is now online.

(16.04.2014) [more]
RG Elections Completed

The elections of RG Officers and Steering Committee were completed on April 7, 2014.

(07.04.2014) [more]
New Tool Accepted: SPA

SPA, a framework for performance evaluation tailored for storage systems, was accepted for the repository of tools for quantitative system evaluation and analysis.

(20.03.2014) [more]
New SPEC RG Newsletter Issue Available

This regular publication will provide you with information on latest developments, news and announcements relevant to the benchmarking and quantitative system evaluation communities.

(17.03.2014) [more]