Sahar Foroutan had a paper entitled “A General Framework for Average-Case Performance Analysis of Shared Resources” accepted at DSD 2013. This paper is a result of her six month collaboration visit in Eindhoven last year. The two main contributions of the paper are: 1) a general model for resource sharing based on queuing theory that can be used with different arbiters and that captures architectural features of the shared resource, such as pipelining and arbitration delay, and 2) three arbiter models for time-division multiplexing, static-priority arbitration, and round-robin, respectively, that assume general distributions (G/G/1) and fits within the framework.
The memory team congratulates Gervin Thomas from TU Berlin for having his paper entitled “A Predictor-based Power-Saving Policy for DRAM Memories” accepted at DSD 2012. This work is the result of Gervin’s HiPEAC collaboration visit in Eindhoven between August and October 2011. During this time, he worked closely with Karthik Chandrasekar on finding a way to use the self-refresh mode of DRAMs to reduce the power consumption in soft real-time systems without significantly reducing performance. The camera-ready version of the paper will be available shortly.
Update: The paper is now available online. Click here to read it.