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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Research Group Steering Committee Elections

The latest annual elections to the SPEC RG Steering Committee were performed in March 2023. Subject to the elections were the Class B seats and the Officer positions.
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14th ACM/SPEC ICPE 2023 back from virtual to real world in Coimbra, Portugal

With a crowd of 150+ participants, the 14th edition of the ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2023) took place in the city of Coimbra, Portugal on April 15-19
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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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Call-for-Nominations: SPEC Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award 2023

SPEC Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award is open to dissertations that have been defended between October 2021 and September 2023.
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