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This paper addresses an energy optimization problem of pipeline depth and voltage scheduling for hard real-time tasks on a dynamic pipeline and voltage sealed (DPVS) processor, which can adjust its pipeline depth arid operating voltage dynamically depending on the workload characteristics under the timing constraints. For a set of periodic tasks, we formulate the energy optimization problem as a linear programming (LP) problem. Then, we propose the energy efficient version of widely used fixed-priority and dynamic-priority scheduling methods, which produce a feasible task schedule with optimal processor energy consumption. This paper also provides a set of experimental results to show the effectiveness of the proposed techniques in reducing energy over the existing methods.
Automation Congress, 2004. Proceedings. World (Volume:18 )
Date of Conference: June 28 2004-July 1 2004