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Title:Adaptive Pipeline Depth Control for Processor Power-Management
Authors: Aristeidis Efthymiou ; J. D. Garside
Date:Sep 2002
Publication Title:Procs. of ICCD'02
Publication Type:Conference Paper
Page Nos:454-457
A method of managing the power consumption of an embedded, single-issue processor by controlling its pipeline depth is proposed. The execution time will be increased but, if the method is applied to applications with slack time, the user-perceived performance may not be degraded Two techniques are shown using an existing asynchronous processor as a starting point. The first method controls the pipeline occupancy using a token mechanism, the second enables adjacent pipeline stages to be merged, by making the latches between them 'permanently' transparent. An energy reduction of up to 16% is measured, using a collection of five benchmarks.
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author = { Aristeidis Efthymiou and J. D. Garside },
title = {Adaptive Pipeline Depth Control for Processor Power-Management},
book title = {Procs. of ICCD'02},
year = 2002,
month = {Sep},
pages = {454-457},
url = {},

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