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Issue No. 05 - Sept.-Oct. (2013 vol. 33)
ISSN: 0272-1732
pp: 50-59
Karthik Swaminathan , Pennsylvania State University
Emre Kultursay , Pennsylvania State University
Vinay Saripalli , Pennsylvania State University
Vijaykrishnan Narayanan , Pennsylvania State University
Mahmut T. Kandemir , Pennsylvania State University
Suman Datta , Pennsylvania State University
Although the superior subthreshold characteristics of steep-slope devices can help power up more cores, researchers still need CMOS technology to accelerate sequential applications, because it can reach higher frequencies. Device-level heterogeneous multicores can give the best of both worlds, but they need smart resource management to realize this promise. In this article, the authors discuss device-level heterogeneous multicores and various resource-management schemes for reaching higher energy efficiency.
Multicore processing, CMOS integrated circuits, Silicon, Dynamic scheduling, Low voltage, Performance evaluation, Program processors, Semiconductor device manufacture

K. Swaminathan, E. Kultursay, V. Saripalli, V. Narayanan, M. T. Kandemir and S. Datta, "Steep-Slope Devices: From Dark to Dim Silicon," in IEEE Micro, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 50-59, 2013.
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