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Issue No.04 - July/August (2010 vol.30)
pp: 20-24
Trevor Mudge , University of Michigan
Urs Hölzle , Google
<p>In this point-counterpoint discussion, Trevor Mudge argues for the combination of near-threshold voltage processors with techniques such as boosting to address the needs of datacenter workloads. Urs H&#x00F6;lzle offers a cautionary note on the wisdom of giving up too much single-threaded performance to achieve energy-efficiency in large Internet service applications.</p>
multicore and many-core architectures, energy efficiency, throughput-oriented computing, hardware, near-threshold operation, boosting, nonvolatile memory
Trevor Mudge, Urs Hölzle, "Challenges and Opportunities for Extremely Energy-Efficient Processors", IEEE Micro, vol.30, no. 4, pp. 20-24, July/August 2010, doi:10.1109/MM.2010.61
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