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SERT Suite

The SERT (Server Efficiency Rating Tool) suite was created by the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC), the world's leading organization for benchmarking expertise. The SPECpower Committee designed, implemented, and delivered the SERT suite, a next-generation tool set for measuring and evaluating the energy efficiency of servers. The SERT suite was created with the input from leaders of various global energy-efficiency programs and their stakeholders in order to accomodate for their regional program requirements. as well as both summary and detail reports for use by potential customers.

Version Updates

The SERT suite has two major revisions currently. The SERT suite 1.1.1 is currently the latest version supported by the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR for Enterprise Servers V2 program, with the SERT suite 2.0.1 currently targeted for their V3 program.

SERT 1
SERT 2

Regulatory Adoption

A significant milestone was achieved on September 17, 2018, as the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final version of the "ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 Computer Servers Program Requirements" which defines the Active State Efficiency Thresholds that will determine ENERGY STAR eligibility effective June 17, 2019. The new thresholds have been determined using data collected by running the SPEC Server Efficiency Rating Tool (SERT).

U.S. EPA adopts SPEC SERT 2.0.1  (December 2018)

Press Releases

Press release material, documents, and announcements:

U.S. EPA adopts the SPEC SERT suite  (December 2018)

The SERT Suite 2.0.1 Release Announcement  (January 2018)

The SERT Suite 2.0 Release Announcement  (March 2017)

Related Publications 

Measuring and Benchmarking Power Consumption and Energy Efficiency
ICPE '18: Companion of the 2018 ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering
Download: https://dl.acm.org/authorize?N650538

Autopilot: Enabling easy Benchmarking of Workload Energy Efficiency
ICPE '17: Proceedings of the 8th ACM/SPEC on International Conference on Performance Engineering
Download: https://dl.acm.org/authorize?N650539

Energy Efficiency of Hierarchical Server Load Distribution Strategies
Proceedings of the IEEE 23nd International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS 2015)
Download: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7330175/

Analysis of the Influences on Server Power Consumption and Energy Efficiency for CPU-Intensive Workloads
ICPE'15 Proceedings of the 6th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering
Download: https://dl.acm.org/authorize?N99700

Further Implementation Aspects Of The SERT Tool (Server Efficiency Rating Tool)
ICPE'13 Proceedings of the 4th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering
Download: https://dl.acm.org/authorize?N99701

The Implementation Of The SERT (Server Efficiency Rating Tool)
ICPE'12 Proceedings of the 3rd ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering
Download: https://dl.acm.org/authorize?N99702

The Design And Development Of the Server Efficiency Rating Tool
ICPE'11 Proceedings of the 2nd ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance engineering
Download: https://dl.acm.org/authorize?N99703