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TPC announces results of its energy specification for servers



Posted by: Ryan Arsenault
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data center efficiency
server power consumption

Catering to the continued IT push for data center energy efficiency, earlier today the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) announced initial results for its TPC-Energy specification. 

Hewlett-Packard, using its own servers, was the first to publish individual results of the specification, which is designed to reduce energy consumption in the data center by measuring the watts per performance of a company’s servers and other data center hardware.  The specification was approved in December and announced in February.

HP published results of the TPC-Energy spec on three separate TPC benchmarks: TPC-E, TPC-C and TPC-H.  In terms of some of the data that HP revealed, its HP ProLiant DL585 G7 enterprise class server, available Sept. 1, clocked in at 5.93 Watts/KtpmC.  The full set of results can be found on the “Top Ten” energy/performance systems sections for each benchmark on the TPC website.

The TPC has been providing benchmarks for 22 years that have been used in measuring and comparing the price and performance of a data center’s systems.  The TPC-Energy specification is the first aspect of TPC’s existing benchmarks to evaluate hardware from the standpoint of energy efficiency.

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