The Power API is a community-led specification for an power monitoring and control API that supports small-scale to extreme-scale systems.

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Version 1.0 of the specification is available here: Community Specification Version 1.0


The Power API is associated with the Energy Efficient High Performance Working Group effort. You can find the EEHPCWG website at:

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An overview of the API and its reference implementation was published in IEEE Computer magazine in October 2016 entitled Standardizing Power Monitoring and Control at Exascale.

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If you are planning to modify or use the Power API in a published scientific paper or technical report, please use the following citation for the Power API: R. E. Grant, M. Levenhagen, S. L. Olivier, D. DeBonis, K. T. Pedretti and J. H. Laros III, “Standardizing Power Monitoring and Control at Exascale,” in Computer, vol. 49, no. 10, pp. 38-46, Oct. 2016. BibTeX