Dark silicon - From computation to communication

Jörg Henkel, Haseeb Bukhari, Siddharth Garg, Muhammad Usman Karim Khan, Heba Khdr, Florian Kriebel, Umit Ogras, Sri Parameswaran, Muhammad Shafique

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4 Scopus citations


In the emerging Dark Silicon era, not all parts of an on-chip system (i.e., cores, Network-on-Chip, and memory resources) can be simultaneously powered-on at the full speed. This paper aims at exposing dark silicon challenges to the NOCS community with an overview of some of the early research efforts that are attempting to shape the design and run-time management of future generation heterogeneous dark silicon processors. The goal is to cover both the computation and communication perspectives. In particular, we exploit computation and communication heterogeneity at multiple levels of system abstractions to design and manage dark silicon processors. The available dark silicon is leveraged to improve power/energy, performance, and reliability efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 9th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip, NOCS 2015
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450333962
StatePublished - Sep 28 2015
Event9th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip, NOCS 2015 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Sep 28 2015Sep 30 2015


Other9th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip, NOCS 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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