Scalable Thread Scheduling in Asymmetric Multicores for Power Efficiency

@article{Rodrigues2012ScalableTS,
  title={Scalable Thread Scheduling in Asymmetric Multicores for Power Efficiency},
  author={Rance Rodrigues and Arunachalam Annamalai and Israel Koren and Sandip Kundu},
  journal={2012 IEEE 24th International Symposium on Computer Architecture and High Performance Computing},
  year={2012},
  pages={59-66}
}
The emergence of asymmetric multicore processors(AMPs) has elevated the problem of thread scheduling in such systems. The computing needs of a thread often vary during its execution (phases) and hence, reassigning threads to cores(thread swapping) upon detection of such a change, can significantly improve the AMP's power efficiency. Even though identifying a change in the resource requirements of a workload is straightforward, determining the thread reassignment is a challenge. Traditional… CONTINUE READING
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