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Previous work has already testified from both theory and simulation that for enough diverse workload, heterogeneous chip multi-core processor(CMP) can deliver higher performance per watt over comparable homogeneous multicore processor. But, the prerequisite is that operating system can recognize this diversity and then take an effective and reasonable task scheduling. We implemented an asymmetric aware scheduler based on program behavior offline analysis, which makes up the shortcoming of online analysis and can achieve accurate thread-to-core initial assignment when a thread is created. Preliminary evaluation shows that our scheduler can gain performance improvement over default heterogeneous-agnostic scheduler and gain quality of service guaranteed.
Date of Conference: 23-25 Aug. 2012