Address Compression and Heterogeneous Interconnects for Energy-Efficient High-Performance in Tiled CMPs

Antonio Flores, Manuel E. Acacio, Juan L. Aragón
2008 2008 37th International Conference on Parallel Processing  
Previous studies have shown that the interconnection network of a Chip-Multiprocessor (CMP) has significant impact on both overall performance and energy consumption. Moreover, wires used in such interconnect can be designed with varying latency, bandwidth and power characteristics. In this work, we present a proposal for performance-and energy-efficient message management in tiled CMPs that combines both address compression with a heterogeneous interconnect. Our proposal consists of applying
more » ... address compression scheme that dynamically compresses the addresses within coherence messages allowing for a significant area slack. The arising area can be exploited for wire latency improvement by using a heterogeneous interconnection network comprised of a small set of very-low-latency wires for critical short-messages in addition to baseline wires. Detailed simulations of a 16-core CMP show that our proposal obtains average improvements of 10% in execution time and 38% in the Energy-Delay 2
doi:10.1109/icpp.2008.33 dblp:conf/icpp/FloresAA08 fatcat:icsnub6qoba2fapgvr2lbe425a