Dark Silicon and the End of Multicore Scaling
Hadi Esmaeilzadeh, University of Washington
Emily Blem, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Renee St. Amant, University of Texas at Austin
Karthikeyan Sankaralingam, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Doug Burger, Microsoft Research

SEP 11, 2012 17:33 PM
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Dark Silicon and the End of Multicore Scaling
Hadi Esmaeilzadeh, University of Washington
Emily Blem, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Renee St. Amant, University of Texas at Austin
Karthikeyan Sankaralingam, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Doug Burger, Microsoft Research
SEP 11, 2012 17:33 PM
A key question for the microprocessor research and design community is whether scaling multicores will provide the performance and value needed to scale down many more technology generations. To provide a quantitative answer to this question, a comprehensive study that projects the speedup potential of future multicores and examines the underutilization of integration capacity - dark silicon - is timely and crucial.

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