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Issue No. 04 - July/August (2011 vol. 31)
ISSN: 0272-1732
pp: 6-15
Michael Ferdman , Carnegie Mellon University
Nikos Hardavellas , Northwestern University
Anastasia Ailamaki , École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Babak Falsafi , 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
Michael Ferdman, Nikos Hardavellas, Anastasia Ailamaki, Babak Falsafi, "Toward Dark Silicon in Servers", IEEE Micro, vol. 31, no. , pp. 6-15, July/August 2011, doi:10.1109/MM.2011.77
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