About SPEC Research Group

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 2021

SPEC Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award is open to dissertations that have been defended between October 2020 and September 2021.
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New Textbook on Systems Benchmarking

A new textbook on the topic of systems benchmarking written by SPEC RG Members was published by Springer International Publishing.
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Winner of SPEC Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award 2020

Maher Alharby from Newcastle University: Models and Simulation of Blockchain Systems
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