SPEC launches a new SERT suite compliant with ISO / IEC 21836
GAINESVILLE, Virginia, June 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. (SPEC) today announced the release of a new ISO-compliant version of the SERT suite, which forms the core of ISO / IEC 21836: 2020 standard. This next-generation measurement standard has been designed in collaboration with leaders in global energy efficiency regulatory programs since 2006. It enables energy efficiency measurement of single-node and multi-node servers on the latest server and processor architectures.
The SERT suite, which became ISO 21836 compliant with the launch of the standard in November 2020, provides a solid technical foundation that organizations and governments can use to achieve their energy goals. SERT results are required to sell servers in Japan and the European Union (EU), and additionally required for cloud service provider deployments in the EU. In the United States, SERT measurements are required for companies seeking ENERGY STAR certifications for Enterprise Server from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Additionally, the Chinese National Standards Institute (CNIS) is currently considering including the SERT suite in its upcoming mandatory server energy regulations.
“We are extremely pleased to have worked closely with SPEC to diligently integrate the SERT 2 suite into the important ISO / IEC 21836: 2020 standard,” said Jay Taylor, ISO / IEC JTC 1 / SC committee chair. 39. “Because the SERT 2 suite comes from such a respected and vendor-independent organization, I expect a faster and more widespread adoption of ISO / IEC 21836 by international organizations and government regulators. of the whole world. SPEC’s rigorous processes also ensure that we will see regular updates to the SERT suite, which will allow us to continue to raise the bar for IT efficiency and help us meet our environmental sustainability goals.
The SERT suite is developed and maintained by the SPECpower committee, which includes representatives from AMD, Dell, HPE, IBM, Intel, Microsoft and the University of Würzburg. Veteran SPEC benchmark developers Hansfried Block and Greg Darnell support contributors. The SERT 2.0.4 suite uses the innovative modular architecture of the SPECpower committee, which allowed for a simplified integration of the latest versions of the Driver reference harness and the PTDaemon interface, also used by other SPEC references. This modular architecture reduces the time required to develop future workloads, add new architectures, and support new power analyzers and temperature sensors.
“The adoption of the SERT 2 suite to the ISO / IEC standard marks a major shift for SPEC as we increasingly work with international agencies to standardize the SERT suite as the most effective method for measuring the effectiveness of servers globally, ”said Klaus -Dieter Lange, chair of the SPECpower committee. “SPEC’s more than 30-year history of developing fair and platform-neutral industry standard benchmarks can give government agencies confidence in the independence and effectiveness of the SERT suite. SPEC’s in-depth experience and excellent reputation are key to the accelerated success of server efficiency programs.
SERT 2.0.4 Updates
The latest version of the SPEC SERT suite is performance neutral compared to its predecessor and includes:
- Support for the latest ARM processors from Ampère, Fujitsu and Marvell.
- The PTDaemon 1.9.2 interface to control power analyzers and temperature sensors.
- ISO Compliance Report links on the SERT JVM Options website.
- Various GUI optimizations.
Available for immediate download
The SERT 2.0.4 suite is available for immediate download from SPEC for $ 2,800. Discounts are available to qualifying non-profit research and academic organizations. Current SERT 2 licensees are eligible to receive a free upgrade. The SERT suite requires a SPEC approved power analyzer and temperature sensor. Visit the SERT 2 website for more information.
SPEC is a non-profit organization that establishes, maintains and approves benchmarks and standardized tools for evaluating the performance of the latest generation of computer systems. Its members include more than 120 leading hardware and software vendors, educational institutions, research organizations, and government agencies around the world.
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