Wednesday, 22 November 2017

About the RG Power Working Group

The Power Working Group fosters interaction between industry and academia by contributing research that enhances and promotes methods and tools for energy efficiency evaluation. Energy efficiency of computing devices is an important concern for industry, academia, and regulatory institutions. With the proliferation of device types, new hardware components, and different workloads power and energy efficiency measurement faces new challenges each day.

Accurate and representative measurement and characterization of power consumption of computing devices requires representative workloads to be executed in a controlled and measurable fashion. Workloads must exercise a tested system's components in a manner that enables accurate power measurements. Consequently, workload placement, execution, and workload characteristics itself all require careful thought as part of the overall measurement methodology. Finally, metrics and models must be derived from measurement results, enabling system comparison and analysis.

The Power Working Group encourages research in all of these areas. It enables collaboration and facilitates the exchange of ideas, challenges, and approaches between members both from industry and academia. Additionally, the Power Working Group increases the visibility of research results by highlighting their usefulness both to members as well as outside observers. Some of the current members of the Power Working Group are Dell, HPE, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and University of Würzburg.

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How to join the RG Power Working Group?

The RG Power Working Group is a part of the SPEC Research Group. In order to join the RG Power Working Group, all prospective members must follow the process of joining the SPEC Research Group, which is described in the Membership and Meetings section of the FAQ.

Any company or organization interested in the work of the Research Group is welcome to join.