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Issue 5 • Date Sept.-Oct. 2013

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Focused on Your Future [Advertisement]

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  • Table of contents

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  • Masthead

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  • Dark Silicon and Dangerous Predictions

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  • Dark Silicon [Guest editors' introduction]

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  • A Landscape of the New Dark Silicon Design Regime

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    Because of the breakdown of Dennard scaling, the percentage of a silicon chip that can switch at full frequency drops exponentially with each process generation. This utilization wall forces designers to ensure that, at any point in time, large fractions of their chips are effectively "dark silicon"--that is, significantly underclocked or idle for large periods of time. As exponentially larger fra... View full abstract»

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  • Utilizing Dark Silicon to Save Energy with Computational Sprinting

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    Computational sprinting activates dark silicon to improve responsiveness by briefly but intensely exceeding a system's sustainable power limit. This article focuses on the energy implications of sprinting. The authors observe that sprinting can save energy even while improving responsiveness by enabling execution in chip configurations that, though thermally unsustainable, improve energy efficienc... View full abstract»

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  • Limits of Parallelism and Boosting in Dim Silicon

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    Supply-voltage scaling has stagnated in recent technology nodes, leading to so-called dark silicon. To increase overall chip multiprocessor (CMP) performance, it is necessary to improve the energy efficiency of individual tasks so that more tasks can be executed simultaneously within thermal limits. In this article, the authors investigate the limit of voltage scaling together with task paralleliz... View full abstract»

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  • Implications of the Power Wall: Dim Cores and Reconfigurable Logic

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    Near-threshold operation can increase the number of simultaneously active cores at the expense of much lower operating frequency ("dim silicon"), but dim cores suffer from diminishing returns as the number of cores increases. At this point, hardware accelerators become more efficient alternatives. To explore such a broad design space, the authors present an analytical model to quantify the perform... View full abstract»

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  • Steep-Slope Devices: From Dark to Dim Silicon

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    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 dev... View full abstract»

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  • Joseph A. (Josh) Fisher Receives the 2012 IEEE B. Ramakrishna Rau Award

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  • Digital Public Goods

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