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Issue No. 02 - July-December (2011 vol. 10)
ISSN: 1556-6056
pp: 53-56
Kostas Siozios , National Technical University of Athens, Athens
Dimitrios Rodopoulos , National Technical University of Athens, Athens
Dimitrios Soudris , National Technical University of Athens, Athens
Detailed thermal analysis is usually performed exclusively at design time since it is a computationally intensive task. In this paper, we introduce a novel methodology for fast, yet accurate, thermal analysis. The introduced methodology is software supported by a new open source tool that enables hierarchical thermal analysis with adaptive levels of granularity. Experimental results prove the efficiency of our approach since it leads to average reduction of the execution overhead up to 70% with a penalty in accuracy ranging between 2% and 8%.
Reconfigurable hardware, Power Management, Hardware, General, Performance of Systems, Computer Systems Organization, Modeling techniques

K. Siozios, D. Rodopoulos and D. Soudris, "On Supporting Rapid Thermal Analysis," in IEEE Computer Architecture Letters, vol. 10, no. , pp. 53-56, 2011.
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