Measuring Energy Efficiency of Selected Working Software

  • Cs Szabo Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Technical University of Kosice, Letná 9, 042 00 Kosice, Slovakia
  • E.M.M. Alzeyani Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Technical University of Kosice, Letná 9, 042 00 Kosice, Slovakia

Abstract

Energy consumption is a key performance indicator of any software run on mobile devices. Working or application software is the main category of software where such energy (in)efficient performance becomes accelerated between users and other stakeholders. Measuring energy efficiency is becoming a part of automated and manual performance testing as well – both answering to the increasing usage requirements and addressing acceptance testing optimization. In this paper, we select three software tools – an e-mail client and two social network applications, those energy consumption is being measured and analyzed. We decided to apply very generic profiles during our measurements, where the actions were performed all manually. Our results show that besides the difference in the number of features covered by the software, also their implementation plays an important role in energy consumption. Focusing on a specific feature within the working software does not imply that all quality indicators of it are the best among the software group’s implementations.

Published
2018-06-19
How to Cite
SZABO, Cs; ALZEYANI, E.M.M.. Measuring Energy Efficiency of Selected Working Software. Studia Universitatis Babeș-Bolyai Informatica, [S.l.], v. 63, n. 1, p. 5-16, june 2018. ISSN 2065-9601. Available at: <http://www.cs.ubbcluj.ro/~studia-i/journal/journal/article/view/18>. Date accessed: 29 nov. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.24193/subbi.2018.1.01.
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