Jose-Maria Arnau

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Smartphones represent one of the fastest growing markets, providing significant hardware/software improvements every few months. However, supporting these capabilities reduces the operating time per battery charge. The CPU/GPU component is only left with a shrinking fraction of the power budget, since most of the energy is consumed by the screen and the(More)
Redundancy is at the heart of graphical applications. In fact, generating an animation typically involves the succession of extremely similar images. In terms of rendering these images, this behavior translates into the creation of many fragment programs with the exact same input data. We have measured this fragment redundancy for a set of commercial(More)
In this paper we present TEAPOT, a full system GPU simulator, whose goal is to allow the evaluation of the GPUs that reside in mobile phones and tablets. To this extent, it has a cycle accurate GPU model for evaluating performance, power models for the GPU, the memory subsystem and for OLED screens, and image quality metrics. Unlike prior GPU simulators,(More)
Perhaps one of the most important design aspects for smartphones and tablets is improving their energy efficiency. Unfortunately, rich media content applications typically put significant pressure to the GPU's memory subsystem. In this paper we propose a novel means of dramatically improving the energy efficiency of these devices, for this popular type of(More)
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