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Advances in Computers by Ali Hurson

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Chapter One

An Overview of Architecture-Level Power- and Energy-Efficient Design Techniques

Ivan Ratković*,; Nikola Bežanić; Osman S. Ünsal*; Adrian Cristal*,,§; Veljko Milutinović    * Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Barcelona, Spain Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia§ CSIC-IIIA, Barcelona, Spain

Abstract

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 ...

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