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- Subject: Re: Energy Benchmarks
- From: Scott Morgan <blumf@...>
- Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2019 11:09:19 +0100
On 04/04/2019 10:44, Frank Kastenholz wrote:
>> On Apr 4, 2019, at 1:35 AM, joy mondal <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Trying to measure programming languages based on how much electricity they use is a lot like ranking aircrafts by their weight - completely meaningless metric.
> There are environments where the energy supply is extremely limited, such as battery powered (or pv powered or motion powered) devices and where the device MUST remain operational for a specified period of time, so consumption is important to measure.
> Whether _this_ benchmark accurately measures that consumption is a separate question.
Also, in big data centres, where thousands of machines are running the
same code, power consumption (and heat dispersal) are important issues
that make these sorts of benchmarks useful.
I'll echo the question about how good this particular paper is at
measuring these things.