Conference Paper

Thermal Characterization and Thermal Management in Processor-Based Systems

Departamento de Ingeniería Electrónica, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28040, Madrid, Spain
Conference: Power-aware Computing Systems, 21.01. - 26.01.2007
Source: DBLP


The register file is one of the hottest devices in processor-based systems. Leakage reduction techniques and DTM mechanisms require a thermal characterization of the hardware. This paper presents a thermal model to analyze the temperature evolution in the shared register files found on VLIW systems. The use of this model allows the analysis of several factors that have an strong impact on the heat transfer. The results obtained can be used in the design of temperature-aware compilers and place&route tools. @InProceedings{ayala_et_al:DSP:2007:1110, author = {Jos{'e} Luis Ayala and Anya Apavatjrut and David Atienza and Marisa L{'o}pez-Vallejo and Carlos A. L{'o}pez-Barrio}, title = {Thermal Characterization and Thermal Management in Processor-Based Systems}, booktitle = {Power-aware Computing Systems}, year = {2007}, editor = {Luca Benini and Naehyuck Chang and Ulrich Kremer and Christian W. Probst}, number = {07041}, series = {Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings}, ISSN = {1862-4405}, publisher = {Internationales Begegnungs- und Forschungszentrum f{"u}r Informatik (IBFI), Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany}, address = {Dagstuhl, Germany}, URL = {}, annote = {Keywords: Thermal characterization, thermal model, register file} }

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