Friday, 04 December 2020

About SPEC Research Group

SPEC RG Relationships

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

New Tool Accepted

Mowgli: evaluation framework for cloud-hosted DBMS

(11.11.2020) [more]
The Article "Serverless Applications: Why, When, and How?" from the SPEC RG Cloud Working Group was accepted at IEEE Software

In an ongoing activitiy, the SPEC RG Cloud Working Group collected and characterized 89 serverless applications. An article that based on this dataset explores why, when and how practictioners build serverless applications has been accepted at IEEE Software.

(14.10.2020) [more]
Call-for-Contributions: ACM/SPEC ICPE 2021

The 12th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering will be held in Rennes, France on April 19-23, 2021. The main topic for this year is performance engineering of ‘modern’ application domains such as deep learning, blockchain, microservices, Big Data, DevOps and/or Autonomous Systems.

(19.08.2020) [more]
Call-for-Nominations: SPEC Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award 2020

The award is open to dissertations that have been defended between October 2019 and September 2020. The submission deadline is September 30, 2020.

(08.06.2020) [more]