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Introducing cool chips

T. Nakamura
1999 IEEE Micro  
In the VLSI and the computer architecture technologies there are many trade-offs that present fundamental and new opportunities for optimizing designs.  ...  "Design Challenges of Technology Scaling" by Borkar evaluates trends in process technology and microprocessors against scaling theory.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mm.1999.782562 fatcat:xq7eoqrfxfe5dowmhkkifojydi

Measuring the impact of microarchitectural ideas

P. Bose
2006 IEEE Micro  
the later-stage detailed design and implementation of the microprocessor chip.  ...  In the modern (late CMOS) design era, such unpleasant surprises are usually in the form of power, area, or verification budget overrun, although performance shortfalls continue to be a common form of such  ... 
doi:10.1109/mm.2006.19 fatcat:3o7d3c7byfdvdclto7tjo6ztgu

Survey on microprocessor architecture and development trends

YaoYingbiao, Zhang Jianwu, Zhao Danying
2008 2008 11th IEEE International Conference on Communication Technology  
This paper summarizes characteristic of these kinds of architecture, and predicts the development trends of microprocessor in the future.  ...  These new processors improve performance mainly dependant on making use of all kinds of parallelism of workloads, solving the speed mismatch between processor and external memory, reconfigurable computing  ...  INTRODUCTION At present, the microprocessor architecture is facing new challenges and new opportunities.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icct.2008.4716247 fatcat:3mrfuvgwcrcyjbcm2an6nuymri

Digital Signal Processing: The Impact of Convergence on Hardware Design Flow

Kofi Appiah, Andrew Hunter
2006 International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society  
Various attempts to improve the performance of these systems resulted in the use of dedicated digital signal processing devices like DSP processors and the former heavyweight champion of electronics design  ...  Design and development of real-time, memory and processor hungry digital signal processing systems have for decades been accomplished on general-purpose microprocessors.  ...  who are well prepared for career challenges ahead of them and hence has spark the design of new undergraduate/graduate programmes.  ... 
doi:10.18848/1832-3669/cgp/v01i04/56256 fatcat:p5xro2am35aphd7bhd2xul6k4y

Reliable Systems on Unreliable Fabrics

Todd Austin, Valeria Bertacco, Scott Mahlke, Yu Cao
2008 IEEE Design & Test of Computers  
Acknowledgments We acknowledge the support of the Gigascale Systems Research Center (GSRC).  ...  This work (and our related work) is also supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and Semiconductor Research Corp. & References  ...  We call this subset the 0 IEEE Design & Test of Computers dtco-25-04-aust.3d 17/6/08 17:11:05 8 Design in the Late-and Post-Silicon Eras inner core because it is contained within the microprocessor core  ... 
doi:10.1109/mdt.2008.107 fatcat:ykmurvstufcvrevyigxcyp2qhu

Computing Performance: Game Over or Next Level?

Samuel H. Fuller, Lynette I. Millett
2011 Computer  
Much IT The Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academies will host a symposium planned for 22 February 2011 in Washington, D.C., to explore future directions in sustaining computing  ...  the expectation that microprocessors will become faster, communication bandwidth will increase, storage will become less expensive, and, more broadly, computers will become faster.  ...  The era of sequential computing must give way to a new era in which parallelism holds the forefront.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mc.2011.15 fatcat:bcivw7iuvjgxfnmneoebxqndye

An Open-Source Verification Framework for Open-Source Cores: A RISC-V Case Study

Pasquale Davide Schiavone, Ernesto Sanchez, Annachiara Ruospo, Francesco Minervini, Florian Zaruba, Germain Haugou, Luca Benini
2018 2018 IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI-SoC)  
The complexity and heterogeneity of digital devices used in embedded systems is increasing everyday and delivering a bug-free design is still a very complex task.  ...  The proposed methodology uncovered 10 bugs still present in the RTL description of the analyzed device and demonstrated the effectiveness of opensource verification tools for the next generation of open-source  ...  Acknowledgment This work has been funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation under grant 162524 (MicroLearn: Micropower Deep Learning).  ... 
doi:10.1109/vlsi-soc.2018.8644818 dblp:conf/vlsi/SchiavoneSRMZHB18 fatcat:ejbkecoa6ncipe6dhm2jftuk6u

2003 technology roadmap for semiconductors

D. Edenfeld, A.B. Kahng, M. Rodgers, Y. Zorian
2004 Computer  
summarized our assessment of the opportunities and challenges awaiting the semiconductor industry in its continued pursuit of Moore's law.  ...  System-on-chip (SoC) and system-in-package (SiP) designs that incorporate building blocks from multiple sources are supplanting in-house, single-source chip designs.  ...  Acknowledgments We acknowledge the efforts of the many individuals who contributed to making the 2003 edition of The International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors a successful endeavor.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mc.2004.1260725 fatcat:eqstk5zzbzfkbl6upd2jjc4f4m

NSF Workshop on EDA: Past, Present, and Future (Part 1)

Robert Brayton, Jason Cong
2010 IEEE Design & Test of Computers  
The second objective of this (2009) workshop was to review the progress made under the National Design Initiative proposed in the 2006 NSF/SRC workshop and evaluate what new directions and topics should  ...  To address these challenges, the NSF and Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) held a joint workshop in October 2006 to study the future directions of design automation (DA).  ... 
doi:10.1109/mdt.2010.51 fatcat:gbwz6brpjbac7jtuoyuagbusse

A participant's perspective

R.G. Daniels
1996 IEEE Micro  
The "father" of the 6805 MCU relates his role in the history of the microprocessor.  ...  There are other existing works for true historians; for example, The Microprocessor: A Biography and Microprocessor Report's special issue, "Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Microprocessor."  ...  Special thanks go to Federico Faggin for beginning the beginning of the microprocessor age-and for inviting me to write this article.  ... 
doi:10.1109/40.546562 fatcat:sbbjxyuplbbvhmyenfgox6wd2q

The Concurrency Challenge

Wen-mei Hwu, Kurt Keutzer, Timothy G. Mattson
2008 IEEE Design & Test of Computers  
Design in the Late-and Post-Silicon Eras 0740-7475/08/$25.00 G 2008 IEEE Copublished by the IEEE CS and the IEEE CASS  ...  Intel 312 Editor's note: The evolutionary path of microprocessor design includes both multicore and many-core architectures.  ...  Acknowledgments We acknowledge the support of the Gigascale Systems Research Center (GSRC).  ... 
doi:10.1109/mdt.2008.110 fatcat:tbr2iywz5vffvezomkicuohdre

Embedded systems education for the future

W. Wolf, J. Madsen
2000 Proceedings of the IEEE  
We believe that next-generation courses in embedded computing should move away from the discussion of components and toward the discussion of analysis and design of systems.  ...  Taking advantage of this capability requires a knowledge of fundamental concepts in the analysis and design of concurrent computing systems.  ...  The specialization of the architecture to the task makes designing a system challenging and developing CAD techniques for these systems even more challenging.  ... 
doi:10.1109/5.811598 fatcat:v7kat43jcrhhxkdaycjvxurkpy

Guest editor's introduction: what is infrastructure IP?

Y. Zorian
2002 IEEE Design & Test of Computers  
Two sidebars ("The silicon infrastructure opportunity" and "The 70-nm silicon challenge") set the stage with perspectives from two key analysts.  ...  To optimize the design and possibly modify the process to obtain better yield, foundries should diagnose yield problems during the early development cycles of a new manufacturing process.  ...  Two sidebars ("The silicon infrastructure opportunity" and "The 70-nm silicon challenge") set the stage with perspectives from two key analysts.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mdt.2002.1003776 fatcat:xz77z447ivfapkpohfzi3pk4v4

Deep submicron microprocessor design issues

M.J. Flynn, P. Hung, K.W. Rudd
1999 IEEE Micro  
Server processor design Client processor design Power Area Time AT = k T 3 P = k Figure 3. Area, performance (time), and power trade-off trends in server and client processor designs.  ...  Nevertheless, designers face several major technical challenges in the deep-submicron era.  ...  A s technology scales, important new opportunities emerge for microprocessor architects.  ... 
doi:10.1109/40.782563 fatcat:zz2xnvcbtrd5hot5h5hv2qtdta

Knowledge patterns and sources of leadership: Mapping the semiconductor miniaturization trajectory

Marianna Epicoco
2013 Research Policy  
Secondly, we analyze the geographical and organizational distribution of the knowledge pattern, thus disclosing the relative capabilities of national organizations in generating new knowledge along the  ...  The results reveal the core discoveries, the main streams of growth, and the major clusters of inventions of the miniaturization trajectory, allowing us to explore new dimensions of the knowledge pattern  ...  design challenges.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.respol.2012.06.009 fatcat:y2dkv2cvsnbexdnh7nbtrbimqu
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