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An evolutionary scheduling approach for trading-off accuracy vs. verifiable energy in multicore processors
Year:2017

Research Areas
  • Algorithms,
  • Information technology profession

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Abstract
This work addresses the problem of energy-efficient scheduling and allocation of tasks in multicore environments, where the tasks can allow a certain loss in accuracy in the output, while still providing proper functionality and meeting an energy budget. This margin for accuracy loss is exploited by using computing techniques that reduce the work load, and thus can also result in significant energy savings. To this end, we use the technique of loop perforation, that transforms loops to execute only a subset of their original iterations, and integrate this technique into our existing optimization tool for energy-efficient scheduling. To verify that a schedule meets an energy budget, both safe upper and lower bounds on the energy consumption of the tasks involved are needed. For this reason, we use a parametric approach to estimate safe (and tight) energy bounds that are practical for energy verification (and optimization applications). This approach consists in dividing a program into basic (?branchless?) blocks, establishing the maximal (resp. minimal) energy consumption for each block using an evolutionary algorithm, and combining the obtained values according to the program control flow, by using static analysis to produce energy bound functions on input data sizes. The scheduling tool uses evolutionary algorithms coupled with the energy bound functions for estimating the energy consumption of different schedules. The experiments with our prototype implementation were performed on multicore XMOS chips, but our approach can be adapted to any multicore environment with minor changes. The experimental results show that our new scheduler enhanced with loop perforation improves on the previous one, achieving significant energy savings (31% on average for the test programs) for acceptable levels of accuracy loss.
International
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JCR
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Title
Logic Journal of the Igpl
ISBN
1367-0751
Impact factor JCR
0,434
Impact info
JCR Data 2015
Volume
25
Journal number
From page
1006
To page
1019
Month
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Computación lógica, Lenguajes, Implementación y Paralelismo (CLIP)
  • Departamento: Inteligencia Artificial