Monday, 25 January 2021
Friday, 08. January 2021 11:22

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.

The book serves as both a textbook and handbook on the benchmarking of systems and components thereof. It provides theoretical and practical foundations as well as an in-depth exploration of modern benchmarks and benchmark development.

"This book should be required reading for anyone interested in making good benchmarks."

– from the Foreword by David Patterson, 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award Laureate

More information can be found on the book web site at:

Teaching materials (slides and exercises) will be provided later for those interested in using the book for teaching a course on the topic.

The authors of the book - Samuel Kounev, Klaus-Dieter Lange, and Jóakim von Kistowski - would like to thank the following people who supported this effort by contributing to chapters and reviewing content.

The following people (in alphabetical order) contributed as co-authors of chapters in the second part of the book: Jeremy A. Arnold, André Bauer, John Beckett, James Bucek, Ken Cantrell, Don Capps, Alexander Carlton, Simon Eismann, Sorin Faibish, Johannes Grohmann, Nikolas Roman Herbst, Karl Huppler, Rouven Krebs, Mary Marquez, Aleksandar Milenkoski, David Morse, Meikel Poess, Nick Principe, David Schmidt, Norbert Schmitt, Simon Spinner, and Sitsofe Wheeler.

The following colleagues from industry (in alphabetical order) reviewed individual chapters and provided valuable feedback: Walter Bays, Hansfried Block, Karla Orozco Bucek, John Henning, Scott Hinchley, Supriya Kamthania, Mukund Kumar, Kris Langenfeld, Pranay Mahendra, John R. Mashey, Luis Mendoza, Sriranga Nadiger, Daniel Pol, Jesse Rangel, Nishant Rawtani, Jeff Reilly, David Reiner, Sanjay Sharma, and Rajesh Tadakamadla.