The SPEC Research Group (RG) is a 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.

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Call-for-Nominations: SPEC Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award 2024

SPEC Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award is open to dissertations that have been defended between October 2022 and September 2024.
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Keynote on "Serverless Computing: An Old Wine in New Bottles or More?" at CCGRID 2024

A Keynote by Sam Kounev on "Serverless Computing: An Old Wine in New Bottles or More?" summarizing the results from multiple collaborations under the umbrella of SPEC RG was presented at the 24th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Internet Computing (CCGRID 2024) in Philadelphia on May 8, 2024.
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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.
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