An efficient method for energy estimation of application specific instruction-set processors

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Abstract

Design space exploration for ASIP instruction-set design is a very complex problem, involving a large set of architectural choices. Existing methods are usually handcrafted and time-consuming. In this paper, we propose and investigate a rapid method to estimate the energy consumption of candidate architectures for VLIW ASIP processors. The proposed method avoids the time-consuming simulation of the candidate prototypes, without any loss of accuracy in the predicted energy consumption. We experimentally show the effect of this fast cost evaluation method when used in an automated instruction-set architecture exploration. In our experiments, we compare three different methods for cost estimation and find that we can accurately predict the energy consumption of proposed architectures while avoiding simulation of the complete system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th Euromicro Conference on Digital Systems Design (DSD 2013), 4-6 September 2013, Los Alamitos, California
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages471-474
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event16th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD 2013) - Santander, Spain
Duration: 4 Sep 20136 Sep 2013
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Conference

Conference16th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD 2013)
Abbreviated titleDSD 2013
CountrySpain
CitySantander
Period4/09/136/09/13
OtherConference co-located with the 39th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA 2013)
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