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The GreenDroid Mobile Application Processor: An Architecture for Silicon's Dark Future
March/April 2011 (vol. 31 no. 2)
pp. 86-95
N Goulding-Hotta, Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Univ. of California, San Diego, CA, USA
J Sampson, Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Univ. of California, San Diego, CA, USA
G Venkatesh, Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Univ. of California, San Diego, CA, USA
S Garcia, Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Univ. of California, San Diego, CA, USA
J Auricchio, Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Univ. of California, San Diego, CA, USA
P Huang, Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Univ. of California, San Diego, CA, USA
M Arora, Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Univ. of California, San Diego, CA, USA
S Nath, Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Univ. of California, San Diego, CA, USA
V Bhatt, Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Univ. of California, San Diego, CA, USA
J Babb, Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Univ. of California, San Diego, CA, USA
S Swanson, Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Univ. of California, San Diego, CA, USA
M Taylor, Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Univ. of California, San Diego, CA, USA
This article discusses about Greendroid mobile Application Processor. Dark silicon has emerged as the fundamental limiter in modern processor design. The Greendroid mobile application processor demonstrates an approach that uses dark silicon to execute general-purpose smart phone applications with less energy than today's most energy efficient designs.

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Index Terms:
Green products,Smart phones,Hardware,Central Processing Unit,Transistors,Mobile communication,mobile application processor,conservation core,utilization wall,dark silicon,heterogeneous many-core systems,c-core,GreenDroid
Citation:
N Goulding-Hotta, J Sampson, G Venkatesh, S Garcia, J Auricchio, P Huang, M Arora, S Nath, V Bhatt, J Babb, S Swanson, M Taylor, "The GreenDroid Mobile Application Processor: An Architecture for Silicon's Dark Future," IEEE Micro, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 86-95, March-April 2011, doi:10.1109/MM.2011.18
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