Issue No. 11 - November (2005 vol. 38)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.2005.379
Rakesh Kumar , University of California, San Diego
Dean M. Tullsen , University of California, San Diego
Norman P. Jouppi , HP Labs
Parthasarathy Ranganathan , HP Labs
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.
Multiprocessors, Multicore microprocessors, Chip multiprocessors, CMP, Power-aware computing, System architectures, Heterogeneity
D. M. Tullsen, R. Kumar, P. Ranganathan and N. P. Jouppi, "Heterogeneous Chip Multiprocessors," in Computer, vol. 38, no. , pp. 32-38, 2005.