Parthasarathy Ranganathan

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This paper proposes and evaluates single-ISA heterogeneousmulti-core architectures as a mechanism to reduceprocessor power dissipation. Our design incorporatesheterogeneous cores representing different points inthe power/performance design space; during an application'sexecution, system software dynamically chooses themost appropriate core to meet specific(More)
Trends towards consolidation and higher-density computing configurations make the problem of heat management one of the critical challenges in emerging data centers. Conventional approaches to addressing this problem have focused at the facilities level to develop new cooling technologies or optimize the delivery of cooling. In contrast to these approaches,(More)
A single-ISA heterogeneous multi-core architecture is achip multiprocessor composed of cores of varying size, performance,and complexity. This paper demonstrates that thisarchitecture can provide significantly higher performance inthe same area than a conventional chip multiprocessor. It doesso by matching the various jobs of a diverse workload to(More)
Power delivery, electricity consumption, and heat management are becoming key challenges in data center environments. Several past solutions have individually evaluated different techniques to address separate aspects of this problem, in hardware and software, and at local and global levels. Unfortunately, there has been no corresponding work on(More)
The predicted shift to non-volatile, byte-addressable memory (e.g., Phase Change Memory and Memristor), the growth of “big data”, and the subsequent emergence of frameworks such as memcached and NoSQL systems require us to rethink the design of data stores. To derive the maximum performance from these new memory technologies, this paper proposes the use of(More)
Emerging non-volatile memories such as phase-change RAM (PCRAM) offer significant advantages but suffer from write endurance problems. However, prior solutions are oblivious to soft errors (recently raised as a potential issue even for PCRAM) and are incompatible with high-level fault tolerance techniques such as chipkill. To additionally address such(More)
The use of virtualization to abstract underlying hardware can aid in sharing such resources and in efficiently managing their use by high performance applications. Unfortunately, virtualization also prevents efficient access to accelerators, such as Graphics Processing Units (GPUs), that have become critical components in the design and architecture of HPC(More)
This paper describes RSIM the Rice Simulator for ILP Multiprocessors Version RSIM sim ulates shared memory multiprocessors and unipro cessors built from processors that aggressively ex ploit instruction level parallelism ILP RSIM is execution driven and models state of the art ILP pro cessors an aggressive memory system and a multi processor coherence(More)
One of the key challenges for high-density servers (e.g., blades) is the increased costs in addressing the power and heat density associated with compaction. Prior approaches have mainly focused on reducing the heat generated at the level of an individual server. In contrast, this work proposes power efficiencies at a larger scale by leveraging statistical(More)
Database applications such as online transaction processing (OLTP) and decision support systems (DSS) constitute the largest and fastest-growing segment of the market for multiprocessor servers. However, most current system designs have been optimized to perform well on scientific and engineering workloads. Given the radically different behavior of database(More)