As microprocessor performance grows, high throughput and power management have been important on embedded real-time systems. Real-Time Voltage and Frequency Scaling (RT-VFS) has been proposed to reduce power consumption and ensure real-time constraints. An imprecise computation model adds an optional part to Liu and Layland’s model to improve the quality of computations. However, the trade-off between power consumption and quality of computations has not been well investigated on actual systems. This paper proposes the scheme to integrate an imprecise computation model and RT-VFS to improve the quality of computations and reduce the power consumption within real-time constraints. Moreover, we implement this scheme on Dependable Responsive Multithreaded Processor (D-RMTP), which is a prioritized simultaneous multithreaded processor for embedded real-time systems. We implement the proposed scheme by use of D-RMTP original features. Through experimental evaluation, we show that the proposed scheme satisfies both the lower energy consumption and higher quality of computations on actual systems. In particular, the proposed scheme achieves a maximum of 135% improvement of the quality of computations per energy consumption.
|ジャーナル||International Journal of Computers and their Applications|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2015 9月|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- コンピュータ サイエンス（全般）