The TPC Energy sub-committee has updated the specification to version 1.1.0 which clarifies some definitions and examples. An additional restriction was added which restricts the use of “name-plate values” for no more than 20% of the system under test power consumption.
The TPC-Energy subcommittee has enhanced the code which will interfaces to the power analyzers and temperature probes. This code collects the energy and temperature data of the components of the System Under Test and creates a uniform log for reporting the results. The TPC uses an enhanced SPEC PTDaemon power and temperature daemon code as part of the Energy Measurement System (EMS). These programs are available to Test Sponsors to run the TPC-Energy option of the TPC Benchmarks.
The TPC-Energy Specification 1.1.0 has been approved by the TPC membership and is now the current version of TPC-Energy Benchmark Specification.
TPC Auditors have be certified for the TPC-Energy benchmark and TPC-Energy results may now be audited and submitted for publication.