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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Winner of SPEC Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award 2022

Lishan Yang, the College of William & Mary (US): Practical GPGPU Application Resilience Estimation and Fortification
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Call-for-Nominations: SPEC Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award 2022

SPEC Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award is open to dissertations that have been defended between October 2021 and September 2022.
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Virtual ACM/SPEC ICPE 2022 with more than 370 registrations

Over 370 registrations from industry and academia: the 13th ACM/SPEC ICPE 2022 was held virtually
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