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Issue No.11 - November (2005 vol.38)
pp: 32-38
Rakesh Kumar , University of California, San Diego
ABSTRACT
Heterogeneous (or asymmetric) chip multiprocessors present unique opportunities for improving system throughput, reducing processor power, and mitigating Amdahl's law. On-chip heterogeneity allows the processor to better match execution resources to each application's needs and to address a wider spectrum of system loads-from low to high thread parallelism-with high efficiency.
INDEX TERMS
Multiprocessors, Multicore microprocessors, Chip multiprocessors, CMP, Power-aware computing, System architectures, Heterogeneity
CITATION
Rakesh Kumar, Norman P. Jouppi, Parthasarathy Ranganathan, "Heterogeneous Chip Multiprocessors", Computer, vol.38, no. 11, pp. 32-38, November 2005, doi:10.1109/MC.2005.379
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