When it comes to SPEC benchmarks, power has been the name of the game lately. After completing work on its SPECpower_ssj2008 benchmark and announcing a new workstation power-performance test, SPEC says it is now at work on a benchmark that will measure power consumption for web servers.
The new benchmark will reportedly assess power use for both web servers and disk subsystems with a "real-world workload" derived from the existing SPECweb2005 benchmark. Users will be able to configure the test's workloads to "match individual requirements," and they'll be able to gauge power usage at different load levels, as well.
According to SPEC's Rema Hariharan, power demands for data centers will double over the next five years—an increase web servers should be a key part of. Hariharan believes a SPEC benchmark "could help abate this trend and establish more power-efficient practices."
|Corsair Lighting Node Pro brings light strip control to every PC||8|
|In the lab: Asus' Tinker Board SBC||11|
|In the lab: HyperX's Alloy FPS mechanical gaming keyboard||10|
|Team Group Cardea SSDs are ready to handle the heat||6|
|Gigabyte's Ryzen motherboards are home, home on the range||29|
|Zotac molds GTX 1050s into low-profile tiny terrors||5|
|TR forums spotlight: krazyredboy's crazy simulator PC||12|
|Deals of the week: a high-end Mini-ITX mobo, fast RAM, storage, and more||27|
|Steam Audio SDK promises better surround sound gratis||19|
|Best part of the article? We're flying home with Ryzen review samples as of this writing.||+44|