Chapter One – An Overview of Architecture-Level Power- and Energy-Efficient Design Techniques
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Power dissipation and energy consumption became the primary design constraint for almost all computer systems in the last 15 years. Both computer architects and circuit designers intent to reduce power and energy (without a performance degradation) at all design levels, as it is currently the main obstacle to continue with further scaling according to Moore's law. The aim of this survey is to provide a comprehensive overview of power- and energy-efficient “state-of-the-art” techniques. We classify techniques by component where they apply to, which is the most natural way from a designer point of view. We further divide the techniques by the component of power/energy they optimize (static or dynamic), covering in that way complete low-power design flow at the architectural level. At the end, we conclude that only a holistic approach that assumes optimizations at all design levels can lead to significant savings.
CitationRatković, Ivan [et al.]. Chapter One – An Overview of Architecture-Level Power- and Energy-Efficient Design Techniques. A: "Advances in Computers". Elsevier, 2015, p. 1-57.