vEC: Virtual energy counters

I. Kadayif, T. Chinoda, M. Kandemir, N. Vijaykrishnan, M. J. Irwin, A. Sivasubramaniam

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Abstract

Energy has become a critical issue in processor design, especially in embedded environments. Thus, there is a need for tools, which provide an accurate and fast estimation of energy. In this paper, we present the design and use of a tool, Virtual Energy Counters (vEC), for estimating the energy consumption of user programs. vEC is built on top of the Perfmon user library for the UltraSPARC platform, and provides a user interface, which can be used within user programs to estimate the energy consumption. The energy estimates are provided for those consumed in the data, instruction and extended caches, main memory, address bus, data bus, address pads, and data pads.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages28-31
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Event2001 ACM SIGPLAN -SIGSOFT Workshop on Program Analysis for Software Tools and Engineering (PASTE'01) - Snowbird, UT, United States
Duration: Jun 18 2001Jun 19 2001

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Other2001 ACM SIGPLAN -SIGSOFT Workshop on Program Analysis for Software Tools and Engineering (PASTE'01)
CountryUnited States
CitySnowbird, UT
Period6/18/016/19/01

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software

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