Modeling Microprocessor Performance

Author: Bibiche Geuskens

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461555612

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 195

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Modeling Microprocessor Performance focuses on the development of a design and evaluation tool, named RIPE (Rensselaer Interconnect Performance Estimator). This tool analyzes the impact on wireability, clock frequency, power dissipation, and the reliability of single chip CMOS microprocessors as a function of interconnect, device, circuit, design and architectural parameters. It can accurately predict the overall performance of existing microprocessor systems. For the three major microprocessor architectures, DEC, PowerPC and Intel, the results have shown agreement within 10% on key parameters. The models cover a broad range of issues that relate to the implementation and performance of single chip CMOS microprocessors. The book contains a detailed discussion of the various models and the underlying assumptions based on actual design practices. As such, RIPE and its models provide an insightful tool into single chip microprocessor design and its performance aspects. At the same time, it provides design and process engineers with the capability to model, evaluate, compare and optimize single chip microprocessor systems using advanced technology and design techniques at an early design stage without costly and time consuming implementation. RIPE and its models demonstrate the factors which must be considered when estimating tradeoffs in device and interconnect technology and architecture design on microprocessor performance.
Modeling Microprocessor Performance

Author: Bibiche Geuskens

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: UOM:39015046000462

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 205

Presents the development of a design and evaluation tool named RIPE (Rensselaer Interconnect Performance Estimator), which design and process engineers can use for modeling at an early stage of microprocessor design. The program analyzes the impact on size, wireability, clock frequency, power dissipation and reliability of single chip CMOS microprocessors as a function of interconnect, device, circuit, design and architectural parameters. The book describes various models and underlying assumptions used in RIPE version 3.0, and offers a website to examine the program. The content is based entirely on doctoral work done at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, Modeling, and Simulation

Author: Timo D. H?m?l?inen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540269694

Category: Computers

Page: 489

View: 223

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Systems, Architectures, Modeling, and Simulation, SAMOS 2005, held in Samos, Greece in July 2005. The 49 revised full papers presented were thoroughly reviewed and selected from 114 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on reconfigurable system design and implementations, processor architectures, design and simulation, architectures and implementations, system level design, and modeling and simulation.
Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking

Author: Lizy Kurian John

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420037425

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 307

Computer and microprocessor architectures are advancing at an astounding pace. However, increasing demands on performance coupled with a wide variety of specialized operating environments act to slow this pace by complicating the performance evaluation process. Carefully balancing efficiency and accuracy is key to avoid slowdowns, and such a balance can be achieved with an in-depth understanding of the available evaluation methodologies. Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking outlines a variety of evaluation methods and benchmark suites, considering their strengths, weaknesses, and when each is appropriate to use. Following a general overview of important performance analysis techniques, the book surveys contemporary benchmark suites for specific areas, such as Java, embedded systems, CPUs, and Web servers. Subsequent chapters explain how to choose appropriate averages for reporting metrics and provide a detailed treatment of statistical methods, including a summary of statistics, how to apply statistical sampling for simulation, how to apply SimPoint, and a comprehensive overview of statistical simulation. The discussion then turns to benchmark subsetting methodologies and the fundamentals of analytical modeling, including queuing models and Petri nets. Three chapters devoted to hardware performance counters conclude the book. Supplying abundant illustrations, examples, and case studies, Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking offers a firm foundation in evaluation methods along with up-to-date techniques that are necessary to develop next-generation architectures.
Computer Architecture Performance Evaluation Methods

Author: Lieven Eeckhout

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 9781608454686

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 145

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Performance evaluation is at the foundation of computer architecture research and development. Contemporary microprocessors are so complex that architects cannot design systems based on intuition and simple models only. Adequate performance evaluation methods are absolutely crucial to steer the research and development process in the right direction. However, rigorous performance evaluation is non-trivial as there are multiple aspects to performance evaluation, such as picking workloads, selecting an appropriate modeling or simulation approach, running the model and interpreting the results using meaningful metrics. Each of these aspects is equally important and a performance evaluation method that lacks rigor in any of these crucial aspects may lead to inaccurate performance data and may drive research and development in a wrong direction. The goal of this book is to present an overview of the current state-of-the-art in computer architecture performance evaluation, with a special emphasis on methods for exploring processor architectures. The book focuses on fundamental concepts and ideas for obtaining accurate performance data. The book covers various topics in performance evaluation, ranging from performance metrics, to workload selection, to various modeling approaches including mechanistic and empirical modeling. And because simulation is by far the most prevalent modeling technique, more than half the book's content is devoted to simulation. The book provides an overview of the simulation techniques in the computer designer's toolbox, followed by various simulation acceleration techniques including sampled simulation, statistical simulation, parallel simulation and hardware-accelerated simulation. Table of Contents: Introduction / Performance Metrics / Workload Design / Analytical Performance Modeling / Simulation / Sampled Simulation / Statistical Simulation / Parallel Simulation and Hardware Acceleration / Concluding Remarks
Computer Architecture Performance Evaluation Methods

Author: Lieven Eeckhout

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 9781608454679

Category: Computers

Page: 129

View: 936

The goal of this book is to present an overview of the current state-of-the-art in computer architecture performance evaluation. The book covers various aspects that relate to performance evaluation, ranging from performance metrics, to workload selection, to various modeling approaches such as analytical modeling and simulation. And because simulation is by far the most prevalent modeling technique in computer architecture evaluation, the book spends more than half its content on simulation, covering an overview of the various simulation techniques in the computer designer's toolbox, followed by various simulation acceleration techniques such as sampled simulation, statistical simulation, and parallel and hardware-accelerated simulation. The evaluation methods described in this book have a primary focus on performance. Although performance remains to be a key design target, it no longer is the sole design target. Power consumption and reliability have quickly become primary design concerns, and today they probably are as important as performance. Other important design constraints relate to cost, thermal issues, yield, etc. This book focuses on performance evaluation methods only. This does not compromise on the importance and general applicability of the techniques described in this book because power and reliability models are typically integrated into existing performance models. These integrated models pose similar challenges to the ones handled in this book. The book also focuses on presenting fundamental concepts and ideas. The book does not provide much quantitative data. Although quantitative data is crucial to performance evaluation, to understand the fundamentals of performance evaluation methods it is not. Moreover, quantitative data from different sources may be hard to compare, and may even be misleading, because the contexts in which the results were obtained may be very different - a comparison based on these numbe
The Computer Engineering Handbook

Author: Vojin G. Oklobdzija

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420041545

Category: Computers

Page: 1409

View: 159

There is arguably no field in greater need of a comprehensive handbook than computer engineering. The unparalleled rate of technological advancement, the explosion of computer applications, and the now-in-progress migration to a wireless world have made it difficult for engineers to keep up with all the developments in specialties outside their own
Digital Systems and Applications

Author: Vojin G. Oklobdzija

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351838108

Category: Computers

Page: 992

View: 453

New design architectures in computer systems have surpassed industry expectations. Limits, which were once thought of as fundamental, have now been broken. Digital Systems and Applications details these innovations in systems design as well as cutting-edge applications that are emerging to take advantage of the fields increasingly sophisticated capabilities. This book features new chapters on parallelizing iterative heuristics, stream and wireless processors, and lightweight embedded systems. This fundamental text— Provides a clear focus on computer systems, architecture, and applications Takes a top-level view of system organization before moving on to architectural and organizational concepts such as superscalar and vector processor, VLIW architecture, as well as new trends in multithreading and multiprocessing. includes an entire section dedicated to embedded systems and their applications Discusses topics such as digital signal processing applications, circuit implementation aspects, parallel I/O algorithms, and operating systems Concludes with a look at new and future directions in computing Features articles that describe diverse aspects of computer usage and potentials for use Details implementation and performance-enhancing techniques such as branch prediction, register renaming, and virtual memory Includes a section on new directions in computing and their penetration into many new fields and aspects of our daily lives
Performance Evaluation: Metrics, Models and Benchmarks

Author: Samuel Kounev

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540698135

Category: Computers

Page: 331

View: 506

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the SPEC International Performance Evaluation Workshop, SIPEW 2008, held in Darmstadt, Germany, in June 2008 . The 17 revised full papers presented were carefully selected out of 39 submissions for inclusion in the book. The papers are organized in topical sections on models for software performance engineering; benchmarks and workload characterization; Web services and service-oriented architectures; power and performance; and profiling, monitoring and optimization.
Integrated System-Level Modeling of Network-on-Chip enabled Multi-Processor Platforms

Author: Tim Kogel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402048265

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 186

View: 109

Integrated System-Level Modeling of Network-on-Chip Enabled Multi-Processor Platforms first gives a comprehensive update on recent developments in the area of SoC platforms and ESL design methodologies. The main contribution is the rigorous definition of a framework for modeling at the timing approximate level of abstraction. Subsequently this book presents a set of tools for the creation and exploration of timing approximate SoC platform models.