Performance prediction for dynamic voltage and frequency scaling
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This dissertation proves the feasibility of accurate runtime prediction of processor performance under frequency scaling. The performance predictors developed in this dissertation allow processors capable of dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS) to improve their performance or energy efficiency by dynamically adapting chip or core voltages and frequencies to workload characteristics. The dissertation considers three processor configurations: the uniprocessor capable of chip-level DVFS, the private cache chip multiprocessor capable of per-core DVFS, and the shared cache chip multiprocessor capable of per-core DVFS. Depending on processor configuration, the presented performance predictors help the processor realize 72–85% of average oracle performance or energy efficiency gains.