Exploring the Energy Consumption of Data Sorting Algorithms in Embedded and Mobile Environments

Christian Bunse, Hagen Höpfner, Essam Mansour, Suman Roychoudhury
2009 2009 Tenth International Conference on Mobile Data Management: Systems, Services and Middleware  
Most mobile and embedded devices are battery powered. Hence, their uptime depends on the energy consumptions of the used components. Developers made much effort to optimize hardware in order to reduce their energy consumption. However, we show in this paper that one also has to consider energy awareness in terms of software. In this study we focus on sorting algorithms, which are not only used directly by the user of a device but also very often implicitly by other algorithms. Our experiments
more » ... . Our experiments show, that different sorting algorithms have different energy consumptions. Furthermore, the experiments show that there is no direct correlation between the time consumptions (complexity) of an algorithm and its energy consumption.
doi:10.1109/mdm.2009.103 dblp:conf/mdm/BunseHMR09 fatcat:grlsyfecb5eljg3mjftot35ytq