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Accepted Measurement Devices


SPEC PTDaemon Accepted Measurement Devices


Device Ordering Considerations

Multiple SPEC benchmarks provide infrastructure software to connect, control, and collect data from power and temperature measurement devices.  All measurement devices must be equipped with at least one of the communication interfaces supported by the benchmark. 

When ordering devices for use with this benchmark, be aware that some of these devices can be ordered in multiple configurations, including configurations with no interface or an unsupported communication interface.  Only base configurations of the devices listed below are supported and must include a supported communications interface.  Additional options such as external current transformers are presently not supported.  Please contact SPEC support if you have questions.

Power analyzers are available with wide ranges of capabilities and capacities.  Computer systems have a wide range of power requirements.  Global standards for line voltage are quite different from one country to another.  Therefore, users should be aware that any one combination of the three above contributing factors may not provide the capability or required accuracy to measure very high or sometimes very low power. 

The list of analyzers below have been tested and found to function well for a relatively narrow range of power provider and power consumption conditions, essentially for volume server class computers in the one to four socket range, including similar blade configurations.   The list of accepted power analyzers below also indicates which analyzers have specific limitations which impact compliance with the run and reporting rules for SPEC benchmarks.  When using one of these analyzers, one must ensure that the listed limitations are not violated.  Results will be invalidated in cases where one of these analyzers was used and the System Under Test (SUT) exceeded the current limits of said analyzer. 

More detailed properties, limitations and setup instructions specific to each power analyzer may be found in the Power and Temperature Measurement Setup Guide, formerly called the Hardware Setup Guide.

Prior to purchase of a power analyzer, SPEC recommends that the user consult with a qualified electrical engineer.

BE SURE to read, understand, and follow all of the safety rules and installation instructions that come with your power analyzer and system under test (SUT).

PLEASE NOTE:   No current sensors or shunts external to the analyzer are allowed in submissions.   They must be either disabled or removed.  Also, auto ranging cannot be used.  This applies to all analyzers.


List of Accepted Power Analyzers


Manufacturer

Model
First Supported in PTDaemon Version *

Restrictions on Use
Chroma
66202
v1.3.9
Valid only for low shunt ranges (0.01, 0.1, 0.4, 2.0 A RMS) and the 20A RMS high shunt range.
Chroma
66203 & 66204
v1.6.3
Only the use of one channel at a time is supported.
DC
v1.7.1
See above.
Hioki
3334
v1.3.10
Valid only for load currents less than 14.167A.  With PTDaemon versions >=v1.4.0 and Hioki firmware version v1.10, the maximum valid load current must be less than 17.334A.
Infratek
107A-1
v1.2
Valid only for load currents less than half the selected current range in order to satisfy the required minimum crest factor value of 3.
Instek
GPM-8212 v1.2
Valid only for load currents less than 10A.
Newtons4th PPA5x0 v1.6.2
Only the use of one channel at a time is supported.
DC
v1.7.0
See above.
Newtons4th
PPA15x0 v1.4.2
Only the use of channel 1 is supported previous to PTDaemon v1.6.1. Channels 1-3 supported with PTDaemon v1.6.1. HC and LC Models supported with 1.6.2
Newtons4th
PPA55x0 v1.6.1
Only the use of channel 1 is supported. HC and LC Models supported with 1.6.2
Tektronix PA1000 v1.7.1
DC
v1.7.1
Voltech
PM1000+
v.1.4.1
Requires firmware version 4.22 or newer. Please align to PTDaemon v1.6.0 if utilizing this analyzer.
Xitron 2801
v1.4.0

Xitron 2802
v1.3
Only the use of one channel at a time is supported.
Yokogawa WT210 v1.0
Minimum firmware revision required is v1.11.In the case where an external current sensor option is installed, it must be disabled,  and, in this scenario, the minimum PTDaemon version required is v1.3.10.
DC
v1.7.0
See above
Yokogawa WT310 v1.6.0
Only the use of one channel at a time is supported.
DC
v1.7.0
Yokogawa WT330
Can be used in 1-Channel or 3-Phase Mode.
1-Channel
v1.7.0
3-Phase
v1.7.0
Yokogawa WT500

Can be used in 1-Channel, 3-Channel or 3-Phase mode.  Please check to see if your benchmark harness supports multichannel modes yet.
1-Channel
v1.3.9
Only the use of one channel at a time is supported.
3-Channel
v1.5.0
Not yet supported by SPECpower_ssj2008.
3-Phase
v1.5.0
Requires using the summation feature for 3 channels so as to appear as a single "virtual" channel to PTDaemon.  SPECpower_ssj2008 v1.10 only supports cases where identical range settings are used for all channels.
DC
v1.7.0
Yokogawa
WT1800
v1.4.2
Only the use of one channel at a time is supported. In the case where an external current sensor option is installed, it must be disabled.
ZES Zimmer LMG95 v1.2
DC
v1.7.0
ZES Zimmer LMG450
Can be used in 1-Channel, 4-Channel or 3-Phase mode.  Please check to see if your benchmark harness supports multichannel modes yet.
1-Channel
v1.0
Only the use of one channel at a time is supported.
4-Channel
v1.4.0
Not yet supported by SPECpower_ssj2008.
3-Phase
v1.4.0
Requires using the summation feature for 3 channels so as to appear as a single "virtual" channel to PTDaemon.  SPECpower_ssj2008 v1.10 only supports cases where identical range settings are used for all channels.
ZES Zimmer LMG500
Can be used in 1-Channel, 4-Channel or 3-Phase mode.  Please check to see if your benchmark harness supports multichannel modes yet.
1-Channel
v1.2
Only the use of one channel at a time is supported.
4-Channel
v1.4.1
Not yet supported by SPECpower_ssj2008.
3-Phase
v1.4.1
Requires using the summation feature for 3 channels so as to appear as a single "virtual" channel to PTDaemon.  SPECpower_ssj2008 v1.10 only supports cases where identical range settings are used for all channels.
* The minimum PTDaemon version required for publishable results changes over time and is discussed in the SPEC Power Temperature Daemon (PTDaemon) Update Process .


List of Accepted Temperature Sensors


Manufacturer

Model
First Supported in
PTDaemon Version

Restrictions on Use
Digi
Watchport/H v1.0
None
Digi
Watchport/T v1.4.2
None
Temperature@lert
TM-STD30 v1.0
None
iButtonLink
LinkUSBi + T-Sense(R) v1.6.0
None
iButtonLink
LinkUSBi + T-Probe v1.6.0
None


SPEC Acceptance Process for Power Analyzers

A process exists for a SPEC member or licensee to add software support for a power analyzer to the SPEC benchmark infrastructure and to submit tests for review and possible inclusion by SPEC as an accepted device.  Please see the Power Analyzer Acceptance Process document for the acceptance process.