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Adaptive Power Allocation for Many-core Systems Inspired from Multiagent Auction Model




List of Authors: Xiaohang Wang, Baoxin Zhao, Terrence Mak, Mei Yang, Yingtao Jiang, Masoud Daneshtalab, Maurizio Palesi
Publication year: 2014
Journal name in source: 2014 DESIGN, AUTOMATION AND TEST IN EUROPE CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION (DATE)
Journal acronym: DES AUT TEST EUROPE
ISSN: 1530-1591

Abstract


Scaling of future many-core chips is hindered by the challenge imposed by ever-escalating power consumption. At its worst, an increasing fraction of the chips will have to be shut down, as power supply is inadequate to simultaneously switch all the transistors. This so-called dark silicon problem brings up a critical issue regarding how to achieve the maximum performance within a given limited power budget. This issue is further complicated by two facts. First, high variation in power budget calls for wide range power control capability, whereas most current frequency/voltage scaling techniques cannot effectively adjust power over such a wide range. Second, as the applications' behavior becomes more complicated, there is a pressing need for scalability and global coordination, rendering heuristic-based centralized or fully distributed control schemes inefficient. To address the aforementioned problems, in this paper, a power allocation method employing multiagent auction models is proposed, referred as Hierarchal MultiAgent based Power allocation (HiMAP). Tiles act the role of consumers to bid for power budget and the whole process is modeled by a combinatorial auction, whereas HiMAP finds the Walrasian equilibria. Experimental results have confirmed that HiMAP can reduce the execution time by as much as 45% compared to three competing methods. The runtime overhead and cost of HiMAP are also small, which makes it suitable for adaptive power allocation in many-core systems.




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