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The Server Efficiency Rating Tool (SERT) 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.

SERT Version Updates

The SERT suite has two major revisions currently. SERT 1.1.1 is currently the latest version supported by the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR for Enterprise Servers V2 program. SERT 2.0.0 is currently targeting their v3 program.


Press Releases

Press release material, documents, and announcements:  

The SERT Tool 2.0 Release Announcement  (March 2017)

Related Publications 

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)

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

Further Implementation Aspects Of The SERT Tool (Server Efficiency Rating Tool)
ICPE'13 Proceedings of the 4th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering

The Implementation Of The SERT (Server Efficiency Rating Tool)
ICPE'12 Proceedings of the 3rd ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering

The Design And Development Of the Server Efficiency Rating Tool
ICPE'11 Proceedings of the 2nd ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance engineering