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MSR 2018
Mon 28 - Tue 29 May 2018 Gothenburg, Sweden
co-located with * ICSE 2018 *
Mon 28 May 2018 14:51 - 15:08 at E3 room - Programming Practice Chair(s): Romain Robbes

Motivation: Even though many studies examine the energy efficiency of hardware and embedded systems, those that investigate the energy consumption of software applications are still limited, and mostly focused on mobile applications. As modern applications become even more complex and heterogeneous a need arises for methods that can accurately assess their energy consumption.

Goal: Measure the energy consumption and run-time performance of commonly used programming tasks implemented in different programming languages and executed on a variety of platforms to help developers to choose appropriate implementation platforms.

Method: Obtain measurements to calculate the Energy Delay Product, a weighted function that takes into account a task’s energy consumption and run-time performance. We perform our tests by calculating the Energy Delay Product of 25 programming tasks, found in the Rosetta Code Repository, which are implemented in 14 programming languages and run on three different computer platforms, a server, a laptop, and an embedded system.

Results: Compiled programming languages are outperforming the interpreted ones for most, but not for all tasks. C, C#, and JavaScript are on average the best performing compiled, semi-compiled, and interpreted programming languages for the Energy Delay Product, and Rust appears to be well-placed for i/o-intensive operations, such as file handling. We also find that a good behaviour, energywise, can be the result of clever optimizations and design choices in seemingly unexpected programming languages.

Mon 28 May
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14:00 - 15:30: Technical Papers - Programming Practice at E3 room
Chair(s): Romain RobbesFree University of Bozen-Bolzano
msr-2018-papers14:00 - 14:17
msr-2018-papers14:17 - 14:34
DOI Pre-print Media Attached
msr-2018-papers14:34 - 14:51
Nathan Cassee , Gustavo PintoUFPA, Fernando CastorUFPE, Alexander SerebrenikEindhoven University of Technology
msr-2018-papers14:51 - 15:08
Stefanos GeorgiouAthens University of Economics and Business, Maria KechagiaDelft University of Technology, Panos Louridas , Diomidis SpinellisAthens University of Economics and Business
DOI Pre-print
msr-2018-papers15:08 - 15:15
Asher TrockmanUniversity of Evansville, Keenen Cates , Mark Mozina , Tuan Nguyen , Christian KästnerCarnegie Mellon University, Bogdan VasilescuCarnegie Mellon University
Pre-print Media Attached
msr-2018-papers15:15 - 15:30