Power and resource aware scheduling with multiple voltages

Haoran Zhang, Cong Hao, Nan Wang, Song Chen, Takeshi Yoshimura

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In this paper, we address the problem of timing-constrained scheduling with resources operating at multiple voltages. Without the resource concern, a dual piecewise-linear programming formulation is proposed which can be transformed into a min-cost flow problem on a simplified flow graph. We present a two-stage method to minimize power and resource usage. In the first stage, an optimal dual piecewise-linear network simplex method (DPLNSM) is proposed to minimize the power consumption. The method is efficient, especially when the given maximum control step is large. In the second stage, a tabu-search based scheduling method is proposed to decrease the resource usage on the basis of power optimization, where tree transformation and list scheduling are done in each iteration. Experimental results show that our proposed method generates optimal solutions on the given benchmarks in a short time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on ASIC
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781467364157
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE 10th International Conference on ASIC, ASICON 2013 - Shenzhen
Duration: 2013 Oct 282013 Oct 31


Other2013 IEEE 10th International Conference on ASIC, ASICON 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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