Northeastern University

March 16, 2011 by USA Post 

Northeastern University, (BUSINESS WIRE) – Non-profit Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) has formed a group to stimulate research on newanlysis methods and tools.

“We see this as an incubator for exciting new research and a forum for exchanging ideas, methodologies and new developments in the comparativeanlysis”
SPEC Research Group aims to promote exchanges between representatives from industry, universities and research institutes. Research efforts planned include techniques and tools to measure performance, load testing, profiling, workload characterization, reliability and effectiveness evaluation systems.

A major component of the new SPEC Research Group will be working groups that develop scenarios and types of workloads – search called benchmarks – for new technologies and applications. Insights research group will be primarily used for in-depthanlysis and evaluation of early prototypes and research results. What differentiates them from conventional markers used for direct comparison and marketing of existing products.

The first research working groups will focus on cloud computing systems and peer-to-peer. Researchers are encouraged to bring existing work in the SPEC Research Group and start new groups.

In addition to developing benchmarks for research, other activities include research group SPEC publishing a newsletter and magazine, a portal for resources related to calibration, recognition of outstanding contributions comparative research and the organization of conferences and workshops.

“We see this as an incubator for exciting new research and a forum for exchanging ideas, methodologies and new developments in the comparativeanlysis,” Kuneva said Samuel, president of the new group. “This is another SPEC how to contribute to the computing community and to extend the state of the art in performance evaluation. ”

Membership in the new SPEC Research Group and 100 is for organizations that are not members of SPEC and free for current members of SPEC.

Panel members include AMD SPEC Research, Charles University, Cisco Systems, Ghent University, HP, IBM, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay; Intel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, NICTA, Northeastern University (Boston, MA); Oracle Purdue University, Red Hat, RWTH Aachen; SAP Technische Universit t Darmstadt; University of Alberta, University of Coimbra, University of Kiel University of Mannheim, University of Pavia, University of Texas at Austin, VMware, Yahoo and Zhejiang University.

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