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An Energy Consumption Model for an Embedded Java Virtual Machine

  • Sébastien Lafond
  • Johan Lilius
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3894)

Abstract

In this paper we establish a general framework for estimating the energy consumption of an embedded Java virtual machine (JVM). We have designed a number of experiments to find the constant overhead of the Virtual Machine and establish an energy consumption cost for individual Java Opcodes. The results show that there is a basic constant overhead for every Java program, and that a subset of Java opcodes have an almost constant energy cost. We also show that memory access is a crucial energy consumption component.

Keywords

Energy Consumption Memory Access Garbage Collection Loop Length Java Virtual Machine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sébastien Lafond
    • 1
  • Johan Lilius
    • 2
  1. 1.Embedded Systems LaboratoryTurku Centre for Computer ScienceTurkuFinland
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceÅbo Akademi UniversityÅboFinland

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