Tsung-Yuan Charlie Tai

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The increase in on-chip core counts in Chip Multi Processors (CMPs) has led to the adoption of interconnects such as Mesh and Torus, which consume an increasing fraction of the chip power. Moreover, as technology and voltage continue to scale down, static power consumes a larger fraction of the total power; reducing it is increasingly important for energy(More)
Reducing energy consumption is one of the most important design aspects for small form-factor mobile platforms, such as smartphones and tablets. Despite its potential for power savings, optimally leveraging system low-power sleep states during active mobile workloads, such as video streaming and web browsing, has not been fully explored. One major challenge(More)
With the fast development of highly integrated distributed systems (cluster systems), especially those encapsulated within a single platform [28, 9], designers have to face interesting memory hierarchy design choices that attempt to avoid disk storage swapping. Disk swapping activities slow down application execution drastically. Leveraging remote free(More)
Human activity is among the critical information for a context-aware energy saving system since knowing what activities are undertaken is important for judging if energy is well spent. Most of the prior works on energy saving do not make the best of context-awareness especially in a multiuser environment to assist the energy saving system. In addition, they(More)
Today's platforms offer ubiquitous network connectivity through one or more communication interfaces and while the communication devices consume a small portion of the overall platform power the impact of network connectivity and individual packet processing on the overall platform energy consumption is significant, due to the non-deterministic(More)
Software-based network packet processing on standard high volume servers promises better flexibility, manageability and scalability, thus gaining tremendous momentum in recent years. Numerous research efforts have focused on boosting packet processing performance by offloading to discrete graphics processing units (GPUs). While integrated GPUs, residing on(More)
With the fast development of highly-integrated distributed systems (cluster systems), designers face interesting memory hierarchy design choices while attempting to avoid the notorious disk swapping. Swapping to the free remote memory through Memory Collaboration has demonstrated its cost-effectiveness compared to over provisioning the cluster for peak load(More)