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February 2013


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Power Challenges May End the Multicore Era

Power Challenges May End the Multicore Era

Tthe microprocessor industry has shifted to multicore scaling as its principal strategy for continuing performance growth. However, while transistor count increases continue, the per-transistor speed and energy efficiency improvements…


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Technical Perspective: Is Dark Silicon Real?

The microprocessor chip R&D community has been well aware of the so-called "power wall" challenge for over a decade. The following work by Esmaeilzadeh et al. is a landmark paper that opens our eyes to the unrelenting power challenge…

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