System-level Max POwer (SYMPO) - a systematic approach for escalating system-level power consumption using synthetic benchmarks

  title={System-level Max POwer (SYMPO) - a systematic approach for escalating system-level power consumption using synthetic benchmarks},
  author={Karthik Ganesan and Jungho Jo and William Lloyd Bircher and Dimitris Kaseridis and Zhibin Yu and Lizy Kurian John},
  journal={2010 19th International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT)},
  • K. Ganesan, Jungho Jo, L. John
  • Published 11 September 2010
  • Computer Science
  • 2010 19th International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT)
To effectively design a computer system for the worst case power consumption scenario, system architects often use hand-crafted maximum power consuming benchmarks at the assembly language level. These stressmarks, also called power viruses, are very tedious to generate and require significant domain knowledge. In this paper, we propose SYMPO, an automatic SYstem level Max POwer virus generation framework, which maximizes the power consumption of the CPU and the memory system using genetic… 
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