Power reduction of superscalar processor functional units by resizing adder-width

Resumen

This paper presents a hardware technique to reduce of static and dynamic power consumption in FUs. This approach entails substituting some of the power-hungry adders of a 64-bit superscalar processor, by others with lower power-consumption, and modifying the slot protocol in order to issue as much instructions as possible to those low power consumption units incurring marginal performance penalties. Our proposal saves between a 2% and a 45% of power-performance in FUs and between a 16% and a 65% of power-consumption in adders.

Publicación
International Workshop on Power and Timing Modeling, Optimization and Simulation
J. Manuel Colmenar
J. Manuel Colmenar
Artificial Intelligence Professor

Mis intereses de investigación se centran en las metaheurísticas aplicadas a problemas de optimización. He trabajado en diferentes problemas de optimización combinatoria aplicando algoritmos trajectoriales como GRASP o VNS. Además, estoy muy interesado en las aplicaciones de la Evolución Gramatical, específicamente en el dominio de los modelos y la predicción, como alternativa a los enfoques de aprendizaje automático.