TPC-Energy September 2008. TPC-Energy Membership. HP Dell Sun IBM Unisys AMD Microsoft Intel Oracle (No Vote) FSC (No Vote). Had 10 Conference Calls since Germany GC Meeting Had 3 day Face-to-Face Meeting in Houston 8 Active companies out of 10 Members.
Previous TPC-Energy Schedule
Current TPC-Energy Schedule
The TPC Energy sub-committee has developed methodology to add energy metrics to all the existing TPC Benchmarks. This will utilize the existing TPC benchmarks as the workload and during the running of the benchmarks, measure the energy being consumed by the System Under Test. The new metrics will be of the form: Watts/Performance.
The TPC-Energy Specification wording is approximately 60% complete. There remains significant work in developing procedures and measurement methodologies which require testing prior to finalization of the specification.
The TPC-Energy subcommittee is developing code which will interface to the power analyzers and temperature probes.. This code will collect the energy and temperature data of the components of the System Under Test and create a uniform log for reporting the results. The TPC will use the SPEC consortium Power and Temperature Daemon code as part of this benchmark. These programs will be available to Test Sponsors who will run the TPC-Energy option of the TPC Benchmarks.