Speaker Aviral Shrivastava and Sarma Vrudhula
Affiliation Arizona State University
Host Kim Shearer
Date recorded 14 September 2007
Leakage power has become an increasingly important issue in processor hardware and software design. With the main component of leakage, the sub-threshold current, exponentially increasing with decreasing device dimensions, leakage commands an ever increasing share in the processor power consumption. In 65 nm and below technologies, leakage accounts for 30-40% of processor power. While there are several process technology and circuit-level solutions to reduce leakage in processors, the research on reducing leakage at the microarchitecture and compiler stage is still nascent. In this talk, I will present some techniques that will help reduce leakage in processors fabricated in sub nanometer technologies.
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