© 2002

Power Aware Computing

  • Robert Graybill
  • Rami Melhem

Part of the Series in Computer Science book series (SCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Circuit Level Power Management

  3. Architecture Level Power Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Alper Buyuktosunoglu, David H. Albonesi, Stanley Schuster, David Brooks, Pradip Bose, Peter Cook
      Pages 35-58
    3. Krste Asanović, Mark Hampton, Ronny Krashinsky, Emmett Witchel
      Pages 79-98
  4. Operating System Level Power Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Tajana Simunic
      Pages 101-125
    3. Rami Melhem, Nevine AbouGhazaleh, Hakan Aydin, Daniel Mossé
      Pages 127-152
    4. Cristiano Pereira, Rajesh Gupta, Paleologos Spanos, Mani Srivastava
      Pages 153-166
  5. Compiler Level Power Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Alex Jones, Debabrata Bagchi, Sartajit Pal, Prith Banerjee, Alok Choudhary
      Pages 169-190
    3. Mahmut Kandemir, N. Vijaykrishnan, Mary Jane Irwin
      Pages 191-210
    4. Kiran Puttaswamy, Lakshmi Narasimhan Chakrapani, Kyu-Won Choi, Yuvraj Singh Dhillon, Utku Diril, Pinar Korkmaz et al.
      Pages 211-224
  6. Application Level Power Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Jeffrey A. Barnett
      Pages 227-242
    3. Patrick M. Shriver, Maya B. Gokhale, Scott D. Briles, Dong-In Kang, Michael Cai, Kevin McCabe et al.
      Pages 243-259
    4. Pat Bohrer, Elmootazbellah N. Elnozahy, Tom Keller, Michael Kistler, Charles Lefurgy, Chandler McDowell et al.
      Pages 261-289

About this book


With the advent of portable and autonomous computing systems, power con­ sumption has emerged as a focal point in many research projects, commercial systems and DoD platforms. One current research initiative, which drew much attention to this area, is the Power Aware Computing and Communications (PAC/C) program sponsored by DARPA. Many of the chapters in this book include results from work that have been supported by the PACIC program. The performance of computer systems has been tremendously improving while the size and weight of such systems has been constantly shrinking. The capacities of batteries relative to their sizes and weights has been also improv­ ing but at a rate which is much slower than the rate of improvement in computer performance and the rate of shrinking in computer sizes. The relation between the power consumption of a computer system and it performance and size is a complex one which is very much dependent on the specific system and the technology used to build that system. We do not need a complex argument, however, to be convinced that energy and power, which is the rate of energy consumption, are becoming critical components in computer systems in gen­ eral, and portable and autonomous systems, in particular. Most of the early research on power consumption in computer systems ad­ dressed the issue of minimizing power in a given platform, which usually translates into minimizing energy consumption, and thus, longer battery life.


ASIC FPGA Field Programmable Gate Array Flip-Flop architecture consumption integrated circuit modeling operating system optimization system tables

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Graybill
    • 1
  • Rami Melhem
    • 2
  1. 1.The Defense Advanced Research Project AgencyArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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