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  • Advent of Network-on-Chip (NoC) based complex system designs made on-chip power management a challenging issue. Power management schemes have been proposed to tackle the problem. But they fail to provide optimal sharing when the power budget distribution varies significantly among on-chip components that are placed further apart on a chip. This paper presents PowerAntz, a distributed power management strategy for NoC based systems. This adaptive and distributed approach to power sharing across various components of a large chip is shown to be a scalable solution. Our experiments have demonstrated PowerAntz to be up to 30% more effective in distributing power budget compared to existing strategies. Further, it also achieves up to 21.25% improvement in power utilization while keeping overhead as low as zero in best case. Copyright 2008 ACM.

name of conference

  • Proceeding of the thirteenth international symposium

published proceedings

  • Proceeding of the thirteenth international symposium on Low power electronics and design - ISLPED '08

author list (cited authors)

  • Mandal, S. K., & Mahapatra, R. N.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Mandal, Suman Kalyan||Mahapatra, Rabi N

publication date

  • January 2008