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TPC-Energy is an add-on to other TPC benchmarks
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) - 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).

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        TPC-Energy results are embedded in the respective TPC benchmark results (where reported).

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