Real-time loop scheduling with energy optimization via DVS and ABB for multi-core embedded system

Guochen Hua, Meng Wang, Zili Shao, Hui Liu, Chun Jason Xue

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Dynamic Voltage Scaling (DVS) is an effective technique to reduce energy consumption of processors by dynamically adjusting the operational frequency and supply voltage. However, with feature sizes shrinking, the achievable power saving by DVS is becoming limited as the leakage power increases exponentially. Adaptive Body Biasing (ABB) is an effective technique to reduce leakage power by increasing the circuit's threshold voltage via body biasing. In this paper, we propose a novel real-time loop scheduling technique to minimize both dynamic and leakage energy consumption via DVS and ABB for applications with loops considering voltage transition overhead. The proposed algorithm, EOLSDA (Energy Optimization Loop Scheduling with DVS and ABB), is designed to repeatedly regroup a loop based on rotation scheduling [4,5] and decrease the energy consumption via DVS and ABB within a timing constraint. We conduct experiments on a set of DSP benchmarks based on the power model of 70nm technology. The results show that our technique achieves big energy saving compared with list scheduling [8] and the algorithm in [11].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmbedded and Ubiquitous Computing - International Conference, EUC 2007, Proceedings
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
EventInternational Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, EUC 2007 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 17 Dec 200720 Dec 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4808 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, EUC 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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