Exploiting application-dependent ambient temperature for accurate architectural simulation

Hyung Beom Jang, Jinhang Choi, Ikroh Yoon, Sung Soo Lim, Seungwon Shin, Naehyuck Chang, Sung Woo Chung

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Abstract

In the early stage of processor design, Dynamic Thermal Management (DTM) schemes should be evaluated to avoid excessively high temperature, while minimizing performance overhead as small as possible. In this paper, we show that conventional thermal simulations using fixed ambient temperature may lead to wrong conclusion in terms of performance and temperature; though ambient temperature converges to a steady state after hundreds of seconds, the steady state ambient temperature is significantly different depending on applications. To overcome the inaccuracy of conventional thermal simulations, we propose that architectural thermal simulation should exploit application-dependent ambient temperature. Our evaluation results show that the performance of the same DTM scheme is different, when application-dependent ambient temperature(compared to fixed temperature) is used. For accurate simulation, future architectural thermal researchers are expected to evaluate their proposed DTM schemes, reflecting application-dependent ambient temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Conference on Computer Design, ICCD 2010
Pages502-508
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event28th IEEE International Conference on Computer Design, ICCD 2010 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2010 Oct 32010 Oct 6

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Computer Design: VLSI in Computers and Processors
ISSN (Print)1063-6404

Other

Other28th IEEE International Conference on Computer Design, ICCD 2010
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period10/10/310/10/6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Jang, H. B., Choi, J., Yoon, I., Lim, S. S., Shin, S., Chang, N., & Chung, S. W. (2010). Exploiting application-dependent ambient temperature for accurate architectural simulation. In 2010 IEEE International Conference on Computer Design, ICCD 2010 (pp. 502-508). [5647639] (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Computer Design: VLSI in Computers and Processors). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCD.2010.5647639