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Issue No.04 - July/August (2011 vol.31)
pp: 6-15
Nikos Hardavellas , Northwestern University
Babak Falsafi , École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Anastasia Ailamaki , École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
ABSTRACT
<p>Server chips will not scale beyond a few tens to low hundreds of cores, and an increasing fraction of the chip in future technologies will be dark silicon that we cannot afford to power. Specialized multicore processors, however, can leverage the underutilized die area to overcome the initial power barrier, delivering significantly higher performance for the same bandwidth and power envelopes.</p>
INDEX TERMS
Dark silicon, specialized computing, energy, power, scalability, multicore
CITATION
Nikos Hardavellas, Babak Falsafi, Anastasia Ailamaki, "Toward Dark Silicon in Servers", IEEE Micro, vol.31, no. 4, pp. 6-15, July/August 2011, doi:10.1109/MM.2011.77
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