Lenovo SPECACCEL 1.2 Platform Flag Description

Shell, Environment, and Other Software Settings

Machine Configurations

BIOS settings

Maximum Performance

Mode will maximize the absolute performance of the system without regard for power. In this mode, power consumption is a don't care. Things like fan speed and heat output of the system may increase in addition to power consumption. Efficiency of the system may go down in this mode, but the absolute performance may increase depending on the workload that is running.


Allows the user to individually modify any of the low-level settings that are preset and unchangeable in any of the other 4 preset modes.


Enabling Hyper-Threading let operating system addresses two virtual or logical cores for a physical presented core. Workloads can be shared between virtual or logical cores when possible. The main function of hyper-threading is to increase the number of independent instructions in the pipeline for using the processor resources more efficiently.


Legacy: When "Legacy" is selected, the operating system initiates the C-state transitions. For E5/E7 CPUs, ACPI C1/C2/C3 map to Intel C1/C3/C6. For 6500/7500 CPUs, ACPI C1/C3 map to Intel C1/C3 (ACPI C2 is not available). Some OS SW may defeat the ACPI mapping (e.g. intel_idle driver). Autonomous: When "Autonomous" is selected, HALT and C1 request get converted to C6 requests in hardware. Disable: When "Disable" is selected, only C0 and C1 are used by the OS. C1 gets enabled automatically when an OS autohalts.

Persistence Mode

A tool for maintaining persistent driver state, specifically for use by the NVIDIA Linux driver. When persistence mode is enabled, the daemon prevents the driver from releasing device state when the device is not in use. This can improve the startup time of new clients in this scenario. Use nvidia-smi -pm 1 to enable persistence mode. Use nvidia-smi -pm 0 to diaable persistence mode.