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System Level Power and Thermal Management on Embedded Processors

Abstract Semiconductor scaling technology has led to a sharp growth in transistor counts. This has resulted in an exponential increase on both power dissipation and heat flux (or power density) in modern microprocessors. These microprocessors are integrated as the major components in many modern embedded devices, which offer richer features and attain higher performance than ever before. Therefore, power and thermal management have become the significant design considerations for modern embedded devices. Dynamic voltage/frequency scaling (DVFS) and dynamic power management (DPM) are two well-known hardware capabilities offered by modern embedded processors. However, the power or thermal aware performance optimization is not fully explored for the ma... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Zhang, Sushu (Author) / Chatha, Karam S (Advisor) / Cao, Yu (Committee member) / Konjevod, Goran (Committee member) / Vrudhula, Sarma (Committee member) / Xue, Guoliang (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Computer science / Approximation algorithm / Dynamic power management / Dynamic voltage/frequency scaling / Low power design / Scheduling / Thermal management
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 167 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Computer Science 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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