TPC-Energy is a new TPC specification which
augments the existing TPC Benchmarks with Energy Metrics developed by
The Energy Specification is a continuation of ongoing efforts to
meet the needs of a rapidly changing industry. Customers will be
able to go to the TPC Web site to identify systems that meet
their price, performance and energy requirements. Systems that
use less energy also have reduced cooling requirements. The
reporting of energy metrics are optional to not restrict TPC
benchmark publications and allow time for implementers to invest
in required infrastructure. Competitive demands will encourage
test sponsors to include energy metrics as soon as possible.
TPC-Energy Measurement System (EMS)
EMS is a TPC provided software package designed to
facilitate the implementation of TPC-Energy.
The EMS is a software package designed to help TPC Benchmark
sponsors reduce the cost and difficulty of implementing the
TPC Energy Specification. EMS provides services like
power instrumentation interfacing, power and temperature
logging, report generation and more. The EMS is accessible
via the TPC’s Web site. The source code for all
modules except the Power Temperature Daemon (licensed from
the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation) is
available for download.This code is provided under the terms and conditions specified in the End User License Agreement (EULA).
A collection of pre-compiled binaries for Microsoft Windows, Linux x86, Oracle Solaris 10 for SPARC, and Apple Mac OS X, operating systems are included in the package.