Energy Measurement Tools for Ultrascale Computing: A Survey

Francisco Almeida, Javier Arteaga, Vicente Blanco, Alberto Cabrera


With energy efficiency one of the main challenges on the way towards ultrascale systems, there is great need for access to high-quality energy consumption data. Such data would enable researchers and designers to pinpoint energy inefficiencies at all levels of the computing stack, from whole nodes down to critical regions of code. However, measurement capabilities are often missing, and significantly differ between platforms where they exist. A standard is yet  to be established. To that end, this paper attempts an extensive survey of energy measurement tools currently available at both the hardware and software level, comparing their features with respect to energy monitoring.

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