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spec123

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Can SPECpower_ssj2008 or SERT run test on ARM server?
« on: November 28, 2019, 04:31:08 AM »
hello, everyone
Based on the documents and published results I've seen so far, SUT(system on test) of SPECpower_ssj2008 and SERT are all running on x86 servers. Since I want to carry several experiments on ARM servers using these two tools, I have a question: Can SPECpower_ssj2008 or SERT run tests on ARM servers?
If someone knows the answer,please let me know.
Thanks a lot.
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HansfriedBlock

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Re: Can SPECpower_ssj2008 or SERT run test on ARM server?
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2019, 01:02:24 PM »
Hello and sorry for the delay in responding.
Here are several hints related to ARM support in our tools and benchmarks.

SERT:
The current version of SERT V2.0.3 released on December 6th 2019 does officially support two ARM platforms:
AMD Opteron A11xx and Marvell ThunderX2.
You can find all supported architectures and platforms here:
https://www.spec.org/sert2/SERT-JVM_Options-2.0.html

Previous version SERT V1.1.1 also supports specific ARMv7 processors, see:
https://www.spec.org/sert/SERT-JVM_Options-110.html

Valid SERT results which can be used for governmental computer server efficiency programs (e.g. EPA Energy Star in the US) can only be generated if SERT is run on one of the supported configurations.

SPECpower_ssj2008:
This benchmark may run on an ARM based system if a suitable Java runtime environment for this system is installed. However this has not been tested and there won't be any support for this configuration from SPEC.
You can test it but need to figure out by yourself if this works for you.