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Near-Threshold Computing (NTC) has emerged as a solution that promises to significantly increase the energy efficiency of next-generation multi-core systems. This paper evaluates and analyzes the behavior of dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS) control algorithms for multi-core systems operating under near-threshold, nominal, or turbo-mode(More)
Power gating is one of the most effective ways to reduce leakage power. In this paper, we introduce a new relationship among Maximum Instantaneous Current, IR drops and sleep transistor networks from a temporal viewpoint. Based on this relationship, we propose an algorithm to reduce the total sizes of sleep transistors in Distributed Sleep Transistor(More)
— During the power mode transition, simultaneously turning on sleep transistors provides a sufficiently large surge current, which may cause a large IR drop in the power networks. The IR drop in turn causes errors in the retention sequential elements of the sleep modules or errors of the non-sleep modules. One efficient way to control the surge current is(More)
Network-on-Chips (NoCs) have emerged as the backbone for the inter-core communication of a chip-multiprocessor (CMP). This paper evaluates and analyzes the advantages of managing the processing cores and the on-chip communication fabric in synergy for the purpose of performance increase under power constraints. A semi-supervised reinforcement learning (RL)(More)
Unaddressed thermal issues can seriously hinder the development of reliable and low power systems. In this paper, we propose a statistical approach for analyzing thermal behavior under leakage power variations stemming from the manufacturing process. Based on the proposed models, we develop floorplanning techniques targeting thermal optimization. The(More)
In this work, we propose SVR-NoC, a learning-based support vector regression (SVR) model for evaluating Network-on-Chip (NoC) latency performance. Different from the state-of-the-art NoC analytical model, which uses classical queuing theory to directly compute the average channel waiting time, the proposed SVR-NoC model performs NoC latency analysis based(More)
During the power mode transition, a large surge current may lead to the malfunctions in a power-gating design. In this paper, we introduce several important properties of the surge current during the power mode transition for the Distributed Sleep Transistor Network (DSTN) designs. Based on these properties, we propose an accurate estimation of surge(More)
Thermal issues have become critical roadblocks for achieving highly reliable three-dimensional (3D) integrated circuits. This paper performs both the evaluation and mitigation of the impact of leakage power variations on the temperature profile of 3D Chip-Multiprocessors (CMPs). Furthermore, this paper provides a learning-based model to predict the maximum(More)
Thermal issues have become critical roadblocks for the development of advanced chip-multiprocessors (CMPs). In this paper, we introduce a new angle to view transient thermal analysis - based on predicting thermal profile, instead of calculating it. We develop a systematic framework that can learn different thermal profiles of a CMP by using an(More)
In this work, we propose a new, accurate, and comprehensive analytical model for Network-on-Chip (NoC) performance analysis. Given the application communication graph, the NoC architecture, and the routing algorithm, the proposed framework analyzes the links dependency and then determines the ordering of queuing analysis for performance modeling. The(More)